2006-07 Beginner/Intermediate Anti-Shack Nasty Marathon Fly Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Ron Eagle Elk, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Mulligan

    Mulligan Stephen Mull

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    I didn't name my fly as it seems like something that has already been done, I just don't know what it's called. Let me know if anyone knows the name. Otherwise I will take the liberty!
     
  2. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Mulligan, looks like a great fly to me. I don't recall seeing one like it.

    REE
     
  3. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Hi Guys,

    The pics of the flies I have in hand are in the Gallery. Flies are out from Gmbjr and Mark Ritori, both are delayed in the mail.

    Got an e-mail from Stclairj. Due to his housing issues, he is not going to be able to stick with us.He just now got into a place of his own and is still living out of boxes. Been there done that. Life just gets in the way sometimes.

    Excess flies. Because we've had some folks drop out I have some extra flies. My policy in prior marathon swaps is to divide them up among the hardcore swappers still around at the end of the swap. Sound good to you guys?

    REE
     
  4. DDS

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    Sounds good to me
     
  5. Anyfish

    Anyfish Fishing with the kids

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    Works for me as well.
     
  6. Ron Eagle Elk

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    November flies for Mark Ritari arrived today.

    REE
     
  7. davpot

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    Makes sense to me Ron!
    Dave:beer2:
     
  8. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Well guys, Still no flies from Gmbjr, so I'm mailing out your flies today. Sorry for the delay.

    You guys outdid yourselves on the wets, looking forward to the tying contest flies.

    REE
     
  9. Ned Wright

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    Got mine today. Great set of flies. Maybe these will get me my first steelhead :confused:

    Thanks Ron for running a great swap and for sending the ugliest fly from the set I sent back to me. I do have some pride you know:)

    Death in the family might make the christmas swap undoable. Luck to those who have the time.

    Ned

    PS Extra flies should go to the ones who are in for the long haul (double haul? :confused: )
     
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    roadhog professional freight relocator

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    hey ya all these flies are awesome!!!!!!!! thanx for another great box of flies. christmas fly is about half done. :thumb: :thumb:
     
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    roadhog professional freight relocator

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    hey ya all an update to my last post. christmas fly is done!!!!! will be in the mail on monday the 18th. :thumb:
     
  12. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Roadhog, cool!. How is everyone else doing with the Christmas fly? I know we were out of heat and power for several days because of the windstorm, does anyone need me to push the deadline back a bit? After freezing my rear off for a few days I can be very understanding.

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    Anyfish Fishing with the kids

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    Ron:

    My fly is getting close. The power outage has stopped me in my tracks. I would appreciate a couple extra days. What would you think for a new date?

    Chris
     
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    Mulligan Stephen Mull

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    I have yet to recieve my November flies, slow down caused by the storm? Have most received theirs? I am struggling with the creative aspect of my Dec fly.
     
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    i wont be able to participate in the tying contest... just got done with finals, now going to alaska for christmas, been wayyy to busy.. Ill deff have my ish together for the streamer swap tho. u can count on that!
     
  16. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Mulligan, Don't know. All the flies went out on the same date, the 11th. I just do a batch shipment from the local UPS store. I do know the mail service here has been spotty so that may be it.

    Okay fellas, the new deadline is the 27th of December. Winners will be announced on the 29th. You won't get your prizes by Christmas, but you'll get them.

    REE
     
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    I did find some time to tie a christmas fly, but was stressing cause it was going to go in the mail today and was likely to be late. The extension is much appreciated. ptyd

    Ned
     
  18. Ron Eagle Elk

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    No problem on the extension, Guys. I know how bad things sucked here.

    REE
     
  19. Ron Eagle Elk

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    I have X-Mas flies from Roadhog and Ned, so far. Eagerly awaiting the rest.

    REE
     
  20. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Howdy Fellas,

    Bet you thought I fell off the face of the earth, Huh. Nope, no such luck. When we lost power and heat during the December windstorm for 4 days I thought (thought being the operative word) that we were okay. Then I got my December water bill. Jumped from 60 dollars to over 200. When the heat was out some (as in more than one and less than 10) that run in interior walls froze, cracked, (dang PVC) and continued to leak. I've been under the house, tearing out soggy drywall and redoing half my plumbing. I'd much rather be tying flies or fishing.

    Anyhow, for the first time since the marathon swap stated we had more judges and prizes than contestants for the December Tying Contest. Only Roadhog and Ned had their flies in by the extended deadline, so they get prizes.

    The four judges selected Ned's Santa and Sleigh as the first place winner and Roadhog's Nativity Scene as second. These are both worth a closer look and there are a lot of dressed flies in both entries.

    Looking forward to seeing your January flies folks.

    REE
     

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