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Classic Fly Swap With A Twist

Due Date Feb 25

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#1 breambuster

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 05:37 PM

Well, Guys, it's been a little while since I hosted a swap & it's time for me to get back to it. But, as usual, I've come up with a swap with a bit of a twist. Recently I received in the mail a bit of advertising with an offer that if you sign up, you would get a set of flies. As I looked at the flies, I realized that this is a set that every fly fisherman should have in his box. So, I had the idea of doing a swap were each swapper would end up with at least 1 of each of these classic flies. That's where the twist comes in. I'm going to list the patterns and each swapper can choose which one they want to tie. That means that the first ones to join can choose from all the flies and the last ones in have to pick what's left over. The advantage to signing up early is obvious. All the usual swap rules apply. Toe tags, SASE, Internationals welcome with postage reimbursed through PayPal. There are some pretty basic flies in the set & some that are more difficult to tie. So there is an opportunity for the really experienced tiers to show us what you can do and also an opportunity for the "Newbies" to get your feet wet. Anyone and everyone is welcome. If you've never been in a swap, here's your chance. If you're an elite tier, pick one of the tougher flies, although none of there are really hard to tie. I'm going to pick a pattern I've never tied, but if someone wants to trade patterns with me, let me know. I'm sure we can work something out. I want everyone to be able to pick a pattern that they would enjoy tying. When you sign in, tell me which pattern you have chosen to tie and I'll put your name beside that pattern. You're not officially in until you tell me which pattern you want. The due date will be Feb 25th. So, who wants which fly? 

 

WE ARE NOW FULL!     THE SWAP IS CLOSED! 

 

1. *** Emergent Sparkle Pupa - Swapmeister

 

2. *** Pheasant Tail Nymph - Jburge

 

3. *** Elk Hair Caddis - Idaho RC - Received

 

4.*** Light Cahill Dry Fly - Rockworm - Received

 

5. *** Royal Wulff - Stilis - Received

 

6. *** Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph - djh262 - Receuved

 

7. *** Griffith's Gnat - Horseshoes - Received

 

8. *** Hare's Ear Soft Hackle - Fishingbobnelson - Received

 

9. *** Woolly Bugger - Col Mel - Received

 

10 *** Blue Winged Olive Dry Fly - Vicrider - Received

 

11 *** Prince Nymph - Decisions - Received

 

12 *** Adam's Dry Fly - Woodenlegs - Received

 

13 *** Partridge And Green - Flat Rock Native - Received


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#2 Flat Rock native

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 06:10 PM

Well, Guys, it's been a little while since I hosted a swap & it's time for me to get back to it. But, as usual, I've come up with a swap with a bit of a twist. Recently I received in the mail a bit of advertising with an offer that if you sign up, you would get a set of flies. As I looked at the flies, I realized that this is a set that every fly fisherman should have in his box. So, I had the idea of doing a swap were each swapper would end up with at least 1 of each of these classic flies. That's where the twist comes in. I'm going to list the patterns and each swapper can choose which one they want to tie. That means that the first ones to join can choose from all the flies and the last ones in have to pick what's left over. The advantage to signing up early is obvious. All the usual swap rules apply. Toe tags, SASE, Internationals welcome with postage reimbursed through PayPal. There are some pretty basic flies in the set & some that are more difficult to tie. So there is an opportunity for the really experienced tiers to show us what you can do and also an opportunity for the "Newbies" to get your feet wet. Anyone and everyone is welcome. If you've never been in a swap, here's your chance. If you're an elite tier, pick one of the tougher flies, although none of there are really hard to tie. I'm going to pick a pattern I've never tied, but if someone wants to trade patterns with me, let me know. I'm sure we can work something out. I want everyone to be able to pick a pattern that they would enjoy tying. When you sign in, tell me which pattern you have chosen to tie and I'll put your name beside that pattern. You're not officially in until you tell me which pattern you want. The due date will be Feb 25th. So, who wants which fly? 
 
1. Emergent Sparkle Pupa - Swapmeister
 
2. Pheasant Tail Nymph
 
3. Elk Hair Caddis
 
4. Light Cahill Dry Fly
 
5. Royal Wulff
 
6. Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph
 
7. Griffith's Gnat
 
8. Hare's Ear Soft Hackle
 
9. Woolly Bugger
 
10 Blue Winged Olive Dry Fly
 
11 Prince Nymph
 
12 Adam's Dry Fly
 
13 Partridge And Green


I am in with numero thirteeno, P artridge & Green

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 06:12 PM

Griffith's gnat. I love those little buggers. I'm in.
 
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Posted 06 January 2017 - 06:24 PM

I am your man for Elk Hair Caddis.  My favorite fly and favorite tie.  I tie mine with more hair so they float better.  



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 06:38 PM

I'm in with a gold ribbed hare's ear nymph!

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 06:51 PM

Flat Rock Native, Horseshoes, Idaho RC & djh262, you are all in and thanks for joining. 

 

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:29 PM

Loving the soft hackles lately, so I'm in with the ​Hare's Ear Soft Hackle


“The thing about fishing is that it gives a man hope.  Each cast builds a little hope and if he can lose himself to that hope, then the worries and the heartache fade into the background.  The wind inside him dies down for a while”

The Royal Wulff Murders, by Keith McCafferty

 

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:31 PM

I am into soft hackles lately so I'm in with a Hare's Ear Soft Hackle.


“The thing about fishing is that it gives a man hope.  Each cast builds a little hope and if he can lose himself to that hope, then the worries and the heartache fade into the background.  The wind inside him dies down for a while”

The Royal Wulff Murders, by Keith McCafferty

 

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:40 PM

Im in, ill do pt, nymph.

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:52 PM

Excellent idea for a swap! I'm in with a Light Cahill.



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 09:08 PM

I used a beginner's fly tying book to learn to tie, and these where the flies I learned on.  I'm in with the only one I've got the hooks and materials to tie;  #9, the woolly bugger.


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#12 breambuster

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 10:05 PM

Fishingbobnelson, Josephcsylvia, Rockworm & Col Mel, you are all in, and thank you, so much, for joining. Glad to have all of you in on this one. 

 

Wow, this is filling up fast, and there are only 4 patterns left. Not exactly the easiest 4 patterns, but there's still room for more tiers. If you're thinking about it, you'd better not think too long. This is going to be a great set of flies for anyone's box, and they're sure going in a HURRY!

 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:15 AM

I'd be happy to tie the Prince Nymph.


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:17 AM

I'll try the Adams Dry

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:34 AM

I will join.  I will pick up the Royal Wulff if it is not taken.  

 

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