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    Fly Swap?

    I keep hearing about these fly swap things. Can someone please explain what a fly swap is and how it works? Thanks guys and gal.

    "Take only pictures, leave only footprints, kill only time."- anonymous

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    Re: Fly Swap?

    Okay - These are 'general rules'. Let's say a total of 10 people:

    - Everyone ties 9 flies of the same pattern(given the theme of the swap).
    - Place a 'toe tag'(piece of paper with your name, pattern name and hook size) on the fly. You can stick the point of the hook through the tag.
    - You place all flies in a decent container and mail it to the 'swapmeister'.
    - You need to include a self addressed mailing envelope that the swapmeister will use to mail your new set of flies back to you.
    - The time frames, sign up and flies due by, should be adhered to. Sometimes sh*t happens and create other priorities. If for any reason you cannot fulfill the commitment after you signed up, contact the swapmeister immediately.
    - Good reciprical communication between swappers and the swapmeister usually makes for good swaps and the avoidance of any potential problem(s).

    Personally, I don't expect perfect flies or works of art although I do expect the swappers to make a good effort.

    Swaps usually take place in the off-season.

    Hope this helps.

    Allan

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    Re: Fly Swap?

    12 tiers 12 flies - works better for the swapmeister. enclose your own postage paid envelope too.
    Anybody interested? I do about 10 of these a year on different forums i'm involved with.... including this one!


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    Re: Fly Swap?

    dbl,

    Wewll, whenever you get ready to host one of these, post it. I've been known to host and participate in some of these.

    Allan

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    Re: Fly Swap?

    Whenever everyone is ready, I am in. DH cought one of the biggest wild browns of this season on on of your Klinks fom the last swap. Wish I had the camera that day. sorry no pics.

    GTFOAGF

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    Re: Fly Swap?

    Sounds like a sweet thing. I would definitely be in on one. Lets say,for instance, that a swap was announced today how long does everyone have to tie a dozen flies?

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    Re: Fly Swap?

    I am in for a fly swap.

    Live long and fly fish
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    Re: Fly Swap?

    I'm ready for one as well...just let me know.
    Zach


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    Re: Fly Swap?

    Quote Originally Posted by zlj75 View Post
    I'm ready for one as well...just let me know.
    Same here also, haven't been in one in a while, so I'm ready for one at anytime.


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    Re: Fly Swap?

    I like a swap that has fewer people and more flies.

    6 people and everyone ties 10 or 15 flies.

    That way everyone gets 2 or 3 flies of each pattern.

    I have even done one where 7 people tied 36 flies and everyone got 6 of 6 different patterns. Some very nice patterns and fish catchers in that one.

    Still a bit early for me to think about sitting and tying, still fish to catch and birds to shoot.

    IF anyone wants a grouse, pheasant or woodcock skin let me know.

    Jim


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    Re: Fly Swap?

    Is it just me or does that sound like a lot of flies? Skins?...

    "Take only pictures, leave only footprints, kill only time."- anonymous

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    Re: Fly Swap?

    I will offer to host. I have e-mailed all that posted here since yesterday with enthusiastic responses.
    The theme will be: Fall Favorites.
    This will give everyone a chance to contribute anything from trout to salmon, steelhead & beyond.
    The first 12 to sign-up are in. Please post in with your submissions.


    NEFF Fall Favorites Swap 2008 Guidelines
    • Tie 13 of your pattern (12 for swapping and one for our NEFF host Dennis)
    • Sign-up deadline is September 15th
    • Flies are due in my mailbox on October 15th
    • Please adhere to the deadlines.
    • As soon as the swap closes, I will PM each of you with my address.
    • Please PM me or post as soon as you have sent your flies in the mail.
    • Mailing your flies: Use a strong (plastic) box of adequate size. Make sure the box has your name & address on it. Include a self addressed envelope & postage stamps so that I can send the swapped flies back to you.
    • Toe-tag all your flies: Your Board name & Name of pattern.>>
    • I will photo and post the pictures of the individual flies & send them right out to you.
    • Please post the recipe so that it can be added to the fly tying database.



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