9 swappers, tying 18 flies each - 18 of same fly, or 9 of two different flies - swapper's choice
The Spun & Crippled Swap... inspired by Kelly Galloup's Cripples & Spinners book - and also by the podcast on Fly Fishing Internet Radio.
(This is also posted on FAOL, so the post sign-up management will be done by email)
So, here goes:
Allowed Patterns: anything that is a cripple or spinner
Number of Tyers: Min 12, Max 20 - when signing up, just be prepared to tie up to 20 flies if we get that level of interest.
Sign-up Deadline: 10th June - 5pm EST - I'll close it out then at whatever number of tyers we have. If it's less than 12 I'll extend the deadlines so we can get a good swap size. Advise pattern ASAP after signing up - I'll bug you till you do. Also PM your email address and I'll use a list to keep everyone updated with progress.
Tying Deadline: 10th July - flies to be received by then at latest.
Rules: ALL flies submitted to be accompanied by fully self-addressed, stamped return envelope - use a rigid container to ensure your flies don't get squashed - and stick toe tags on all the flies so people know what they are getting.
I'll PM you my address for shipping when the sign-up closes. Please PM me your email after sign-up.
Don't leave to the last minute - if I get them in early, I'll ship them back early.
If you read the book or listen to Kelly's podcast, you'll realize how important fishing this type of fly is - what better way to get stuck in than with a good selection of flies.
1. texfly (FAOL) : DOA Cripple, DOA Spinner
2. Ron Eagle Elk (FAOL) : Snowshoe Hare BWO Cripple
3. cholcomb13 (FAOL) : CDC & Elk Cripple
4. sanctyphillia (FAOL) : PMD & BWO
5. johnniewalker (FAOL) : Galloup's Knocked Down Cripple & Galloup's Downed Caddis
6. Student4evr (FTF) : TBD
7. Feenom (FAOL) : TBD
8. sjo (FAOL) : #18 Charron Sparkle Dun, #18 Weamer's Burke Emerger
9. Old Hat (FTF) : Callibaetis Cripple : RECEIVED