OK, this swap inspired me so I tied up 24 or so flies, got 12 toe-tagged and then decided I should finish my taxes before I sent the flies off (incentives are always good, right?). So, got the taxes done last night and the flies are going out today or tomorrow (depends on how nice my wife is feeling when she goes to the post office...). Now, I just need to get out and see if those flies work any different this week than last...
Sent out an e-mail this morning. As I was working my way down the list our Maine Coon cat decided to use my shin as a scratching post. Big cat=huge claws. In the pain of the moment I forgot where I was on the list. If you got the same e-mail twice, my apologies for filling up your mail box. It's not that I think you need an extra incentive, I was in excruciating pain.
Mine are done, tagged and boxed. Will be in the mail tomorrow. Hopefully all the size 18's will stay on the tags. Had to debarb them to get the bead heads on. The 10's still have their barbs so they should stay. The leeches are an appropriate "cash" green. They are one of the "essential four" for Rocky Ford. :thumb:
Just got back from the Skagit. Been chasing steel and Dollies since Tuesday. I didn't catch anything under 40 inches....or over 39. VEE, however did manage to bring a nice little hen to hand. Her first steelhead and her first fish ever on a spey rod. Now she's really stoked about the two handers. Looks like I'll be going spey rod shopping again.
Cranny, the important thing about swap flies, they gotta work! Pretty is nice, flies that catch fish is better.