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Bryon Anderson

Crayfish & Co. Swap

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I need to fish more crayfish patterns, to identify one or two that work well on my local waters. Also, as near as I can tell by using the advanced search function, the last swap that was specific to crayfish patterns was back in 2011, so I says to myself, "Self", I says, "it's time for another Crayfish/Crawdad/Mudbug Swap!"

Many have commented lately (correctly, I believe) that due dates too far in the future leads to excessive procrastination and missed deadlines, so let's say the deadline for this swap will be Saturday January 25. That's 3 weeks and change, which should keep everyone on-task. smile.png

Normal swap rules apply:

1. pattern of your choice--only criteria are that it must be a crayfish/crawdad/mudbug imitation of some kind.
2. tie one fly for every participant (other than yourself) in the swap
3. Toe-tag each fly with your FTF screen name and pattern name
4. Mail flies to the swapmeister in a crush-proof container, and enclose a return envelope with return postage already attached.

That's it! I'm hoping for 12 swappers, but will run the swap with fewer if we don't get a full roster. Who's in?

SM - Clouser Crayfish - DONE
1. dogfacedoc - Olive rabbit zonker crawdad. RECEIVED
2. vicrider - TBD - RECEIVED
3. JohnW1986 - TBD - RECEIVED
4. vicente - olive CE Crawfish EN ROUTE
5. Mikemac1 - EP Pine Squirrel Cray - RECEIVED
6. thatchyfern - Simple Crayfish DONE
7. Ekucolonel17 - Foam-back craw - RECEIVED
8. niveker - Stalcup's Crazy Dad - RECEIVED
9. stabgnid- TBD EN ROUTE

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I'm in. Lots of swaps keep me tying flies that I don't have to just store and never use. I already have too many of those so will be in almost any swap coming along except deer hair. That one just doesn't work for me.

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I will be in a hotel room for the next three weeks. I am not going to make any promises, as I don't want to be "in".

I might be able to tie up some "Panfish Attractors" as extras for everybody. I believe, when fished on the bottom, fish see baby crayfish, so they kind of fit in.

Again, if they get to you, Bryon, then I got them done.

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Mike that sounds great, we'll be glad to have your attractors if you get to them. If not--next time. 🙂 mikemac1 you're in, thanks for joining!

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So interesting development guys -- my son has dabbled in tying since he was a little kid. He's 18 now and getting more serious with it, so i got him a good vise and tools for Christmas this year, and he wants to register on FTF and join his old man's swap.🙂🙂 Only he cant register right now due to site issues, so, per Steeldrifter's permission, I am going to put him on the list and let him join the swap as a "pending member". He'll operate through my account until he can register his own. He will appear on the swap roster as "thatchyfern"

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I decided I'll do the CE crawfish, looks effective and quick to tie which will help me get them done on time.

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You do realize by including yourself in the list of swappers we only need tie but 11 flies since we do not get our own back. Just a point to save confusion. Most swaps we do not include ourselves in the list and then it is 12 flies total.

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You do realize by including yourself in the list of swappers we only need tie but 11 flies since we do not get our own back. Just a point to save confusion. Most swaps we do not include ourselves in the list and then it is 12 flies total.

Good point vicrider--mistake on my part. I'll fix it so there are 12 spots in addition to the SM so everyone will tie 12 flies total once the swap is full. Thanks!

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