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#61 add147

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 11:43 AM

I am in with some articulated streamer bass flies!!!



#62 vicrider

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 01:15 PM

Good on ya' Li'l Dave. Let's hope this year it doesn't take 3 months for your package to get there. Really folks, that's what it took last year and then it showed up unblemished in perfect shape. Only thing we could figure was one of the kangaroo express riders 'roo got bit by a Black Mamba and package laid in the outback for a couple of months until found by an aboriginie and sent the rest of the way by midget mail Inc.

 

Welcome Old Hat and Fisherboy. Like I said I'll only list packages coming in but right now there are over 30 with an I'm in.



#63 mikechell

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 02:12 PM

 midget mail Inc.

And NOBODY stops midget mail !!!

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#64 vicrider

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:47 PM

 No sweat Mike, Li'l Dave's got here today safe and sound. His flybox locks up about as tight as a safe. Not only is it waterproof and will float I think it might qualify as a life preserver cushion.



#65 Li'lDave

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 11:41 PM

Haha

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#66 Mike West

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:32 AM

Can I make a suggestion or a request?

Can you list everybody in the original post that said ...Im in..
And then as you receive them you put beside their name... received..

I know P.I.A. but it would be nice to see the list.

#67 vicrider

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 06:35 PM

Can I refuse a man who caught a bass as big around as it is long?



#68 Mike West

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 09:24 PM

Can I refuse a man who caught a bass as big around as it is long?


That was fast..thank you for doing that.
This is going to be a good one.

Sad part is I’ve caught bass considerly bigger than that,just no pics to prove it...so it didn’t happen then
You every get to Texas give me a shout. I’ll show you a good time.

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#69 Flat Rock native

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 03:32 PM

Cut off for sign up is Nov. 17th to have flies here by Nov. 24th. Welcome to the Secret Santa Swap 2017! The object of this swap is that you send me your flies (amount stated below) and I photograph them, wrap them and randomly send them to your secret swapper, trying to match fishing preferences. The secret swapper does not know until they open them, who they are from. There may be Secret Santa prize's that are randomly given away to the swappers that have their flies to me on time! There are a few changes from last year's swaps to try to make things more equitable for tiers and receivers.I will need either a PM or email from each participant including your name, address,  AND [/size]I would like each participant to give their preference of category or type they would prefer their flies in and I will try to match these as much as possible.The deadline for this swap will be November. 25th. Flies to be here by that time. Foreign shores anticipate your mailing time to make deadline. When I receive your information I will add you to the swapper’s list. If you would like to join in and you are sure you can make the deadline that the flies have to make it to me by the due date, reply with I'M IN and pm or email me your information! THERE IS NO POST REQUIREMENT TO JOIN THIS SWAP. I am going to make a big change from last year that will help me keep things organized. I want all boxes sent in 6" x 9" or 9" x 11" envelopes or make sure they'll fit in one. I will provide the 6" x 9" or 9x11 bubble mailers on my end.   Santa[/size] can't afford 30 or hopefully more postages from the North Pole so please include return postage to your addy , stamps, cash or paypal to my account. Flies will be due by 11-24-17 (Due by 11-24-17, not shipped by 11-24-17.), so they can be photographed, gift wrapped and be on their way to their secret swapper's before Christmas. These are the categories to send in. Pick one! The Guidelines are Minimum gift packages.1) 12 of your favorite freshwater flies...These can be 12 different flies or 4 sets of 3. Please gear these flies toward a particular type of fish and let me know, even tho there is a lot of crossover. i.e. panfish, trout, shad, skipjack etc. 2) 6 saltwater or large freshwater geared flies. i.e. crabs, intruders, articulated. Specify in general what flies are geared toward. 3) 3 stacked deer hair bugs. Normally considered bass bugs but skating mouse is a known big trout system. 4) 1 Fully dressed Classic Salmon fly designed primarily for display tho it could be fished if person was crazy.Members WILL put their flies in a flybox and send them. It makes it nicer for the person getting your flies. The flybox should be a nice box like you would use appropiate to fit your flies. Remember that the fly box is part of the gift and nice boxes can be had for reasonable cost if you shop a bit. No Altoids tins on this one.You are NOT limited to listed amount of flies. I CANNOT balance the amounts of flies and box when cross matching the swappers and secret santas so sending in several extra is great but cannot guarantee getting back anything except minimums. You decide what you think someone would like to receive, tie them up and send them in. No limit to the amount of swappers. Thank You, VicriderNick SzaboPO Box 361Cheyenne OK 73628tc_victory@hotmail.com Yes, there have been a few changes in this swap and I hope to make it fun, equitable, and get each person flies geared toward their preference as much as possible. Let's have fun and the sooner I get all the flies the nicer they'll be packaged and returned. Once back to receivers I expect them to sit UNMOLESTED under tree until Christmas morning.:rolleyes: I promise to keep better track of where your flies go and be able to give that info if no one responds to your flies. There is no limit to how many can participate in this swap. Considering it's Christmas, the more the merrier.[/size] Notes based on last year's questions...1. Yes, my email is paypal connected for postage 2. To clarify a point, I'm going to try again on this since I've had a couple of questions on it.    Let's say you're in for a panfish swap. Now, let's say you don't know 12 panfish flies you can tie comfortably and send in. Okay, no one (most anyway),  wants a dozen identical Bluegill Bullies. If you're only comfortable with a few different patterns fine. Just mix them up so you have no more than 3 of any single pattern so the person will have some variety in his box. This could be as simple as 4 sets of 3 different patterns, 4 sets of 3 similar but different color or weight or size patterns, or 2 sets of 3 patterns and 6 different patterns. Not trying to confuse anyone here, just trying to make it clear that this is not the swap where we try to tie 12 identical patterns.   3. Since it was brought up by someone, I will include the Santa[/size]'s surprise for at least one lucky member drawn at random. This will consist of some flies sent as extras by generous souls and maybe a few tying materials I have in surplus. At least one special surprise, maybe more.
 
1. Wooden Legs..........received
2. dflanagan
3. Trouta-Control
4. Flat Rock Native
5. MuskyFlyGuy..........received
6. Piker 20..................
7. Rick Zieger.............received
8. Wetsock.................
9. Li'l Dave.................received
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11. Kudu.....................
12. Jtoddtx..................
13. Will........................
14. agn54...................
15. stabgnid...............
16. Mainard...............received
17. Mike West...........
18. Fishin' Bob..........
19. BigRedFan..........
20. rht95....................
21. Bimini 15..............
22. caloosa bug.........
23, Camo Clad W'er...
24.Michael Ray...........
25. Breambuster.........
26. Vicente..................
27, wmw4....................
28. RJD31...................
29. Dubs.....................
30. Hazathor...............
31. FisherBoy..............
32. Old Hat..................
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Thanks to all signing up, everyone will be getting a magnificent box of flies, maybe surprises, too, thanks Nick!
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#70 caloosa bug

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 06:13 PM

 Just got a nice box to go under someone's Christmas tree.  Now I can put all these flies I have laying around in something, and finish filling it up.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:43 PM

Hey vicrider,

      I do not see where I am on the list.  Please add me as I will be tying some articulated streamers for the larger type fish  that can be used for largemouth bass, pike, or muskies.  Hope all is well your way!!!!



#72 Bimini15

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 05:27 PM

Flies in the mail.
PM coming with details.
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:01 PM

Gotcha Add. Needed someone to fill a spot by an old reliable with some things taking all his time until Christmas. I don't want to be trying to keep up with names as a bunch at a time hit but will try my best to keep the first page up to date on arrivals. I do know trout-control sent some well controlled offerings and if I would have had Old Hat's on the White I might have gotten a few more fish, or least got some of his great flies wet anyway.



#74 Flat Rock native

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 07:16 PM

Gotcha Add. Needed someone to fill a spot by an old reliable with some things taking all his time until Christmas. I don't want to be trying to keep up with names as a bunch at a time hit but will try my best to keep the first page up to date on arrivals. I do know trout-control sent some well controlled offerings and if I would have had Old Hat's on the White I might have gotten a few more fish, or least got some of his great flies wet anyway.


Glad you mentioned the White... can you tell me the four flies you would not go there without? Getting 2018 plans together and elves also restless.

PS BOLO two boxes of flies and wad of exotic materials, on the sled Tuesday.
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 07:49 PM

In the mail, thanks for hosting again this year.


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