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Mike,

 

When it is all said in done, if you have extras please keep them. I mean you still have to sort, reorganize, repackage, and then send out everyone's flies. Not to mention if there is a shortage in postage you're possibly stuck with the tab. Whew! We should send you more flies for all that effort. The fun is in seeing all different ties and talking to other tiers, and besides, I've already seen mine.

 

In short, keep the extras and thanks for hosting.

 

 

JP

 

 

 

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I agree with the rest. Keep the fly if it happens as you think. I sent a couple extra anyway (I think).

What did you tie? I can't find it. Must be hidden from my old eyes.

 

BigDewey in Reno. I will be at the VA hospital the 17th of June at 1200-1300 for a treatment. Want to meet somewhere for a soda and BS about fishing our areas?

 

Jim

 

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I agree with the rest. Keep the fly if it happens as you think. I sent a couple extra anyway (I think).

What did you tie? I can't find it. Must be hidden from my old eyes.

 

Jim

 

 

Jim - Fair question ... :)

 

On this swap I didn't tie a fly. I saw that no one had stepped up to run it and figured what the heck, I can adminster this one for the guys, as most of the participants were fairly new to the forum and with a couple of swaps under thier belts they can "take thier turn in the barrel" for themselves. I remember the first one I ran, it was too cool for school!! B)

 

You'll find that in some swaps the swapmeister may not tie. When I initiate a swap, I usually tie a dry fly of some sort (Wulff, PMD, Caddis, etc.) But I have participated in a few for wets and I usually tie some type of nymph or emerger.

 

I knew when I agreed to run this one that I'd be pretty buried between work and family. My wife's sister just passed away (age 50) a couple of weeks ago (we knew it was coming, but oviously didn't know when) from lung cancer (never a smoker) and we've been dealing with the family and friends as the day for her memorial approached. (Being held this Saturday)

 

The next time I start a thread for a swap, I'll be tying right along with the rest of the swappers, as I normally would. When I do, it will most likely be a dry fly swap. Keep your eyes peeled later this summer, and I'm sure you'll see me postiing to get a new one started!

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I checked mail this morning and unfortunately no more flies were in the mail.

 

One day left, but no mail on Sunday, so ... Here are the flies I have in hand as of this morning ...

 

cencalfly - 12 royal trude - Flies Received

3) jeepclown - sz 14 Olive Boufaces - Flies Received

4) Pat Carroll - morman girl streamer - Flies Received

5) professori - hoppers - size 12 - Flies Received

6) bigdewy - Stayner Ducktail - Flies Received

7) MAWitter - marabou streamer - Not heard from after several attempts to contact

(I think he's going to be a no show) :unsure:

8) spike188 - Stimulator or parachute ant - Flies Received

9) DrVette - dead chickens - Flies Received

10) Student4evr - Parachute ant - Flies Received

11) Dezod - 18 or 20 parachute BWO - Flies Received

12) deserttrout - Truckee River Special - Flies Received

13) coreycs - Pink Scudlitoris - Addy Sent

 

So, there we have it. My past experience has shown that the USPS will sometimes take thier sweet time and if postage is an issue, they also take thier time getting them back to the original sender. If it's OK with you guys, I'll wait an extra day, or two, in case our postal system has been the cause for t e delay.

 

I'll post again if anything changes. Let me know your thoughts about the short delay. Thanks guys!! :)

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I will be leaving on a 7 day Alaskan cruise before they get here anyway B), so there is no problem with a delay for me . I'd rather see all the entries if possible, anyway. Thanks

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Mike:

 

I just got back from a trip to Canada and found the returned package of flies I sent you. I realize that I put down an incorrect address. I will send them out expedited mail tomorrow. :wallbash:

 

I am sorry for the inconvenience to all the other members of the swap.

 

Frank aka Student 4evr

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I vote we wait for Frank's flys to come in. If the others haven't gotten theirs in by then, send em out!

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Thanks for the replies guys, as well as for the heads up Frank! A couple of swaps ago, we had one guy who actually mailed mail the flies to himself instead of the swapmeister!! DOH!! :wallbash:

 

I'm in no rush, as I don't go on vacation until July 3, so I think we'll have plenty of time to get this one completed.

 

I'll keep you all posted as to the progress! :headbang:

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Woo Hoo! :yahoo: Frank's flies came in last night and they look awesome! Nice job Frank!!

 

Here's where we stand as of today...

 

cencalfly - 12 royal trude - Flies Received

3) jeepclown - sz 14 Olive Boufaces - Flies Received

4) Pat Carroll - morman girl streamer - Flies Received

5) professori - hoppers - size 12 - Flies Received

6) bigdewy - Stayner Ducktail - Flies Received

7) MAWitter - marabou streamer - Not heard from after several attempts to contact

(I think he's going to be a no show)

8) spike188 - Stimulator or parachute ant - Flies Received

9) DrVette - dead chickens - Flies Received

10) Student4evr - Parachute ant - Flies Received

11) Dezod - 18 or 20 parachute BWO - Flies Received

12) deserttrout - Truckee River Special - Flies Received

13) coreycs - Pink Scudlitoris - Addy Sent - no response to my PM asking for an update on the status of his flies

 

I'm going to give coreycs one more day to reply and send him another PM as well. If I don't hear back by tonight, I'm going to consider him a no-show as well and get the the flies out to you guys - agreed?

 

Just as an FYI ... anyone who does not complete a swap without good cause is reported to the forum admins as such and they are usually banned from future swaps.

 

I truly want to thank all of you who have made a diligent effort to hold to the rules of the swap.

 

You make this forum what it is!! B)

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