Gene, yes you can. You can call me, or just drop them off at the front desk (our front desk is the one on the left as you enter). I'm sure your version of "atrocious" is a gross exaggeration on your part. See you Thursday.
I'm leaving from school at 4:00ish and will make my way to Edmonds. I've never been there so I need plenty of time to get there on a Friday Night, northbound. Don't anyone feel bad about their flies. Mine look like dogmeat. I've tried about six different patterns and the crap just doesn't tie very well. It's a lesson in what not to use as material for making fishable flies. Great challenge , though.
I've had to cut down my materials. After playing around with different ribbon material, I realized most of them shred apart from cuts. I ended up using some sort of a gold piping material that seems to atleast hold its shape when wrapped around. Mine's not the prettiest or the most innovative unfortunately :/ hope i don't dissapoint. Will send tomorrow with a sample of the gold piping material.
Guys as I said earlier I will be attending the swap, but I might be there at around 7:00 (hopefully sooner) because my wife reminded me that we have an appt. with our accountant (yes it's that time of year again) at 5:30.
Probably the crappiest ties I've done since I started tying. The materials are stiff and unravel readily. Materials look pretty but give me a reason to appreciate the materials manufacturers all much more. The flies suck. The best part is the hooks.
Nice meeting everyone tonight. Sorry I had to take off early. I made it out to everett in record time. left Rory's at 7:25 and got there at exactly 7:42 PM. 10 minutes late but not too bad.
Hope you guys had some good eats and good drinks. Hope to fish you guys soon. PM me anytime, I usually fish saturday mornings so I'll be around.
Ed - I got your big red fly tied on my tippet right now. Gonna go swing your fly on the sky tomorrow. If I catch my 2010 winter steely on it, we gotta celebrate!
Chris, I look forward to reading that report and celebrating with you. Good luck, great meeting you.
Good to see the rest of you too, it has been some time since I've seen you other three crafty tiers. Nice looking flies from materials that proved pretty tough to work with. Not a problem fishing any fly in the bunch either. Thanks Daconil for setting this up...left the swap and got that trailer I went to check out...a few minor flaws that were previously undisclosed saved me a lot of money! Great night with great guys, flies and a new toy hauler.