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Secret Santa update and extension


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#1 vicrider

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:22 AM

I will be working on lining things up over the weekend but won't be doing final work and sending out until next week. If anyone is running late and thinking of dropping out...DON'T...Just get it in the mail ASAP. The worse thing that could happen is you'll end up having to trade gifts with me and I'll try to keep ya' from being disappointed.

 

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#2 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 01:22 PM

Vic mine will be going out on Monday been so busy with work haven't had a chance to do anything

"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson

 

There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929

 


 

 

 


#3 Li'lDave

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 11:36 PM

You are a legend Vicrider

 

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Bah Humbug


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#4 vicrider

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 09:51 PM

Okay guys. The week extension got a few more in but at this time I had to turn everything around and let 'er fly. Got to PO today with about 20 packages to weigh and tag so kept my niece busy for awhile. Surprisingly no one came in behind us that had to wait while we worked our way through this. Everything is on it's way but I should mention that after I got all the last packages wrapped and tagged I don't know who really got what. Yes, they are all marked but hopefully I didn't send a bunch of salt water crabs to a dry fly brookie fisherman. I tried to align the early wraps but things got hectic. I will say though that there were NO NONE boxes that should be a disappointment to anyone.

 

Also a few boxes were truly outstanding and this year rather than a Santa Surprise I got a good deal on a big grab bag package and everyone should have a little dubbing or Congo Hair or bug legs from Santa. These are not wrapped so you can take them right to the table and tie something with it. You can open shipping package but inisde wrapped package is to be saved until at least Christmas Eve. Those in from last year will notice that my ability to wrap has not improved any and lots of tape to hold things in place is my standard system.

 

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#5 Li'lDave

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 10:25 PM

Thanks so much for your hard work, mate.

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 10:25 PM

vicrider,
        I just wanted to take this opportunity to personally thank you for all of your hard work.  It is GREATLY appreciated and I hope that you and your family has a Very Merry Christmas.  Hopefully our paths might cross one day and I can take you to grab lunch.  Once again thank you for all of your do with the Monthly Swap as well as the Santa Swap!!!!



#7 Li'lDave

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 05:06 AM

Screw lunch Add. Get him out fishing :D!

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#8 Henrik Thomsen (DK)

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 05:59 AM

I can almost hear the sleight bells ringing from the sky.... Or is it the big jet propellers from the A340 cargo plane?


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Posted 05 December 2015 - 08:35 AM

True!  We will just make a whole day of it!!!!



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Posted 05 December 2015 - 09:52 AM

Thank you for all for what will be a christmas present none of us will have to return!!! Lol

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 11:45 AM

Yes thanks. I haven't been this excited for xmas in a long time!!

Just curious if you did have time to photography them all? Not a big deal if you didn't as you already had enough work to do.



#12 Jolly Red

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 09:35 PM

Had a big surprise in the mail today, a well wrapped Christmas present!  This will be hard to keep from opening in the next 3 weeks, but I'll try to be strong.  I want to thank Nick for the time he has spent this last year in all the swaps he has hosted.  And thanks to AGN54 for the present, whatever it turns out to be.  And Merry Christmas to all.



#13 RogueFlies

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 01:26 AM

Nick, thanks again for the opportunity to be apart of this swap and for all your hard work you've done for this swap. I hope mine take 2 weeks to get here so I'm not tempted to open them haha. Cheers


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#14 djtrout

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 04:39 PM

Received my flies yesterday; thanks to Branden_******!

Now begins the waiting, or not, we are an empty nest and don't really do the Santa thing in a disciplined way ... but I'll leave it wrapped for the time being ... to think about it ...

 

I usually get into trouble when I think about it.

 

Merry Christmas all!


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#15 Will

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 09:59 AM

I also received mine this past Saturday..Thank you vicrider for all the time and effort that you put into this swap..Also want to thank David R for what ever is in the box! I had the wife hide them so they didn't get opened!!  Oh and Vicrider thank you for the dubbing..That got put to use the same day received!!


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