05-06 Beginner/Intermediate Anti-Shack Nasty Marathon Fly Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Ron Eagle Elk, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. Tom Grobelny

    Tom Grobelny Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Messages:
    86
    Media:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Snohomish, WA
    My tag team partner has not even spun up yet! She is however plannig to tie the December fly and is also aiming for the January streamer flies.

    15 flies are a lot for her, so we will see if she can pull through. I will get her started early and see if she can get it done!

    Tom G
     
  2. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    1,765
    Media:
    340
    Likes Received:
    146
    Location:
    Yelm, WA, USA.
    First, Jesse James, your flies arrived today, safe and sound. Very nice tie, though your gonna have to work on those toe tags some to match Tom.

    Tom, Looking forward to seeing some of your tag team partners work. Get her on the bench.

    REE
     
  3. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2004
    Messages:
    1,886
    Media:
    69
    Likes Received:
    356
    Location:
    Show Low, Arizona
    I have a record of not working up to my potential since I entered kindergarten. I am trying not to ruin my longstanding record. The hand written toe tags will just have to do. Sounds like Tom is making life hard on us underachievers.:clown:
    Blessings
    jesse clark
     
  4. Randy Diefert

    Randy Diefert aka: Longears

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2003
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Coupeville, WA, USA.
    Ron, My package was mailed out today.ptyd
     
  5. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    1,765
    Media:
    340
    Likes Received:
    146
    Location:
    Yelm, WA, USA.
    Randy, Thanks for the heads up. I'll let you know when they arrive, as usual.

    Jesse, from the looks of the flies that came in with the great toe tags, I'm gonna have to ramp it up a bit. He is making it tough on us career underachievers.

    REE
     
  6. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    1,765
    Media:
    340
    Likes Received:
    146
    Location:
    Yelm, WA, USA.
    Randy,

    Your flies arrived in todays mail. A huge box-o-flies I might add. All very nicely tied. If the rest of you aren't fishing wet flies, your going to have some fine, fine flies to get started with.

    By the way, Randy, you got mail or will have shortly.

    REE
     
  7. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    1,765
    Media:
    340
    Likes Received:
    146
    Location:
    Yelm, WA, USA.
    Dylan DePaulo's flies arrived today. Very nice looking ties. The name, however, cracks me up. The rest of you are gonna have to wait to check these out.

    REE
     
  8. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Messages:
    1,062
    Media:
    36
    Likes Received:
    132
    Location:
    TriCities, WA
    Mine were sent out today. I'm leaving town on Friday for a week. I will return to some new flies to add to my box...... something to dream about on my trip.

    Wayne
     
  9. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    1,765
    Media:
    340
    Likes Received:
    146
    Location:
    Yelm, WA, USA.
    Thanks for the heads up Wayne. Travel safe, Buddy.

    REE
     
  10. Bill Douglas

    Bill Douglas blue collar dirtbag

    Joined:
    May 8, 2004
    Messages:
    262
    Media:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Olympia, Washington, USA.
    Mine went into the mailbox today. I really don't have a name for them, so I just called them Red Soft Hackles. Similar variations have worked well for me in the local lakes.

    -Bill
     
  11. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    1,765
    Media:
    340
    Likes Received:
    146
    Location:
    Yelm, WA, USA.
    Bill, I'll be keeping an eye peeled for them.

    Wayne, Your flies arrived today. You must be greasing someone's palm at the post office to get that kind of service.

    REE
     
  12. Ed D

    Ed D Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2004
    Messages:
    81
    Media:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Fed Way, WA
    Howdy,
    Just wrapped up the last one (extra one for swapmeister). They are going in the mail tommorow or I'll overnight them on Monday.

    Ron,
    I'll slip you a couple extra bucks for postage, I think last time I used the prepaid envelope which I guess is only good that day.
    cheers,
    Ed
     
  13. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    1,765
    Media:
    340
    Likes Received:
    146
    Location:
    Yelm, WA, USA.
    Thanks Tricho.

    Appreciate the heads up (and the extra fly). Don't sweat the small stuff on the postage.

    I know with this group that things are rolling along quite well, but to make sure everyone is up to par, I have Bill Douglas and Tricho-Treat with their flies in the postal system. Dylan DePaulo, Randy Diefert, Tom Grobelny, Jesse James, Wayne Kohan and Anyfish have their flies sitting in my living room.

    That leaves Theron DePaulo, Matt Grunwald, the Shad King, Desmond Wiles, Jeff Phillips and John Clark tying like crazy to make the deadlline.

    Just a reminder, your Christmas flies are due in by the 20th of December. The Judges have set the 21st aside as the "Day of Judgement" so any flies I get after that will not be eligible.

    Tight Lines and Best Fishes,

    REE
     
  14. Desmond Wiles

    Desmond Wiles Sir Castaline

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    812
    Media:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Snohomish, Wa
    I have mine going out today!
     
  15. Griswald

    Griswald a.k.a. Griswald

    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Vashon Island, Wa.
    Ron,

    My Marabou Damsels (14) are now in the capable hands of the USPS.

    Best,
    Matthew
     
  16. Theron_D

    Theron_D Wishin to be fishin

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2004
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Colville, WA
    REE,

    My flies hit the USPS on Saturday; you should see them soon.

    Thanks,
    Theron
     
  17. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    1,765
    Media:
    340
    Likes Received:
    146
    Location:
    Yelm, WA, USA.
    Matt, Desmond and Theron,

    Thanks for the heads up. One of the reasons I enjoy hosting swaps is seeing all those cool flies arrive in my mail box. I get to see them all first.

    REE
     
  18. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    1,765
    Media:
    340
    Likes Received:
    146
    Location:
    Yelm, WA, USA.
    Flies arrived from Bill Douglas today. Very nice dressing. Also, just a pretty fly, very pleasing to the eye of fish and fishermen alike.

    REE
     
  19. TheShadKing

    TheShadKing Will Fish For Food

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Bellevue, WA
    Doh! I am such a lamer...

    I will, I swear I will, put them into the mail tonight. They've only been tied for a week or two; but when I was checking them over I found I had switched types of ribbing halfway through and that kind of threw me.

    If they don't make it they don't make it. You can send them out with the January flies or swapmeister can keep them. I know the rules; so no worries.



    Rolland
     
  20. TheShadKing

    TheShadKing Will Fish For Food

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Bellevue, WA
    Doh! I am such a lamer...

    And so I did. They should even make it in time, since I beat the mail pickup.
    Supposedly you'll get them NLT Wednesday.

    Also, I put plenty of stamps on my return envelope; you added more stamps to the last one than my post office says was required. I'll toss some $$ in my next shipment to make up your loss, since I suspect your PO is not weighing them individually; this makes sense to me because I doubt I'd be patient enough to weigh them all individually myself.

    In any case, I need to go work on my next fly; it's going to be a doozy. :p


    Rolland
     

Share This Page