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#16 Flyfisher13


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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:49 PM

QUOTE (Backcastwards @ Feb 1 2010, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (steeldrifter @ Jan 1 2006, 05:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Another problem is there are guys that spend extra money to next day air their flies so they are there by the due date and then the swap ends up being extended because of a number of swappers that still don't have their flies to the SM on time, so that guy that spent the extra $5/10 to get his flies to the SM on time is just screwed because of the other late swappers.

OK, lets blame someone else because your flies weren't ready on time to be shipped on the cheap.

That isn't the point. The point is if you think yours won't make it on time then that person also should dish out the extra money to ship theirs express to get them there on time also so the swap will run smoothly and the other participates don't have to wait for weeks to get flies back.
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#17 the rod tosser

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:07 AM

I know things happen in life but communication in a swap is expected.
If you cant get the flys to the host within two weeks of the dead line then perhaps it is best to pass on the swap
this gives you a bit of leeway in-case they get lost on there way to the host so others are not waiting on you .
If something comes up and you have to drop out let the people in the swap know .

basic communication
the swap master will send you the mailing address
then when you have them al ready to mail out and on there way send a pm or reply to the post that you sent the flys out
then they will respond when they receive them .
then they will let you know there in the mail back to you
then you let them know when you receive them back.

#18 LoorseMes


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:31 PM

Gene...thanks for all your hard work with last years runs...good times indeed.........Looks as though 2011 is dead in the water......

Just wanna say thanks to everyone who entered............

#19 Piker20


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:45 AM

Anyone from the UK on the swap site or is everyone on the otherside of the pond?
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#20 Homer35805


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:26 PM

.Commitments should always be kept between adults...which we all are...I hope...or close to...

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#21 Simplejack


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 03:27 AM

if someone is participating in a swap and they don't respond to the swapmister with 2 weeks time from a sent personal message, they should be removed from the swap and give someone else a chance to fill that swap spot who can tie the flies needed before the deadline. 


If someone totally just disappears and holds up a swap because they don't get their flies in on time without communicating with the group leader, they should receive a 7 day forum ban to show how serious we are about keeping things on track. The person holding everyone up asked to be a part of it, no one asked them to join up. Can't tie the flies needed in time, don't join and just tie flies for yourself in your own free time.  


Just a thought. 

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#22 samsonboi


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Posted 02 September 2019 - 10:30 AM

Yeah- hosting a swap on CFRF, only 1/5 got in on time- still haven’t got the rest 17 days after due date!

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 01:33 PM

Yeah- hosting a swap on CFRF, only 1/5 got in on time- still haven’t got the rest 17 days after due date!


did you respond on the other forum?


not useful to complain here

We do it all the time! Get over it!