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  1. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    ICConrad has the distinction of being the first to have his flies in. They arrived, safe and sound in a crushproof container with an address label firmly affixed. Not only did he send us one "go-to" fly he sent his two best for each of you. Dandy looking flies, Bud. The rest of you are gonna have to wait to see these though. (yeah, even my wife.)

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  2. Ron Eagle Elk

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    In by e-mail. Grizzly 6 and Flip (really, Flip said so)will be mailing their flies in the next couple of days. This swap is shaping up very nicely, so far. Early in, early out. Thanks for being so prompt, makes being a swapmeister easier and prevents the "Swap Nazi" syndrome mentioned in another thread.

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    Wow, flies are in already! I just now figured out what I am going to tie. I guess I need to get rolling, I mean tying or I will be the last one in.

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  4. Ron Eagle Elk

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    That's okay, Lastcall, just don't let Flip beat you. That would be hard to live down in the fly swap circles. Just kidding. I just tied up my favorite go together flies. Of course they can also be used alone, but as a dry and a dropper they work great.

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  5. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Grizzly 6's flies arrived today. Very nicely done. These are real fish catchers, I've used them and can testify to their fishiness.

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  6. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Just a quick update. I won't be around to check the mail until Monday. I'm getting together with a bunch of other Indians to do some singing, dancing and feasting. No fireworks there.

    Have a great 4th of July celebration and be safe.

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  7. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Just got in a nice set of flies this afternoon, but there is no name of the tyer or the fly included. They are a nice small beadhead that looks like they would dredge a fish out of the deepest hole. Sure would like to put a name to them. If you sent them (in an old check box) please let me know who you are and the name of that gorgeous little fly.

    Hope everyone had a safe and sane 4th and is back home with all our fingers, toes and eyes.

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    Flip The dumb kid

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    jus got back from campin at the cabin for week anna half, get flies in the mail sometime, been real busy
     
  9. Dan Soltau

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    Ron, those are mine. Sorry about no name though. I call those guys the "goosegg? what gooseegg?"fly.:) :thumb
     
  10. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Just in by PM, Caddis Caster has his flies complete and will be mailed shortly.

    Madison, Great, I thought those little beauts might be yours. Very nicely done.

    You folks are gonne be soooooo pleased with the flies from this swap.

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  11. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Ron, Just winding up a work marathon with a few therapeutic SRC hunting sessions to keep from "going postal." Would sit down in front of my vice and feel just like Nicholson with writer's block in "The Shining."
    Only have 8 hours work scheduled for the rest of this week...leaves time/energy for tying and more fishing!
    I'll get on mine, and seeing as how I mainly fish for SRC, they will be my current (funny how it seems to change over time) "go to" estuary SRC pattern.
    Gotta go get that yardscapin' out of the way!

    Jimbo
     
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    My favorite dropper pattern... going in the mail today!
    LB :thumb

    The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it's you.
     
  13. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Jaws, Did you say (drool, drool) SRC pattern? Cool.

    LadyBug, looking forward to seeing your flies. This is shaping up nicely.

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    Some nicely tied and appropriatly named flies arrived from Lady Bug in the afternoon mail. Being the swapmeister is cool, I get to see the flies first. Your gonna be happy with these for sure.

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    Howdy Swappers,

    Some nice flies from Caddis Caster arrived today, safe and sound. Nicely tied Caddis.

    With the deadlline looming ever closer we have 6 tiers who have their flies in. Caddis Caster, Lady Bug, Madison Angler, Grizzly 6, Vickie Eagle Elk, and first in was Icconrad.

    The flies are getting better with every swap, but then that's the idea isn't it?

    Have fun, fish when you get the chance, but don't miss the deadline.

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    The afternoon mail is so nice to get. LastCall's flies arrived this afternoon. Nice looking flies, but you don't get to see 'em until the swap is over. Even my wife has to wait until the day I mail the flies out to see her share of the swap flies.
     
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    I don't know if I'll be the last one, but I'm hoping to get mine in the mail tomorrow, or Thursday at the latest.

    Work and out of town weekends killed my plan of getting these in early. 10 of them are tied...just need to finish up.
     
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    Griswald a.k.a. Griswald

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    I will have mine in the mail either Wednesday or Thursday!

    Griswald;)
     
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    Mine went in the mail this morning.
     
  20. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Cool, more flies headed my way and soon to be your way.

    Flip, are you still out there? I seem to remember something about 5 days, hmm? All that coffee must be affecting my memory.

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