Big foam fly swap!!!

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Sloan Craven, May 10, 2006.

  1. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

    Allright, we got 10. We should close this out I think.

    Looking to put together a swap kind of like Mikes for the summer, but with a twist. Basically, bigger foam flies for the bigger trout. I'm also looking to experiment a little with foam and see what other guys and gals come up with. Stoneflies, Hoppers, Beetles, Chernobyl Ant, Salmon flies, new inventions.
    We're shooting for the end of June. 1 pattern each. The only rule is that they need to have some foam in them. Don't need to be an expert for foam....

    I might include a special prize for the the best or most outrageous or most-likely-to-put-a-trout-into-a-state-of-shock to be voted on by all participants.

    Here's the unsavory characters involved:

    Me
    Chadk
    Absolute Hog
    RandyKnapp
    James Mello
    Don Stracener
    Nick M
    Southpaw 22
    Mritari
    mike doughty
     
  2. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

    I'm interested, but would need til the end of June or early July.
     
  3. Nick Riggs

    Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

    I'm in.
     
  4. Randy Knapp

    Randy Knapp Active Member

    I'd be up for this but would also like no earlier than late June.

    Randy
     
  5. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

    End of June is good. I'll figure out an address as the date gets closer and I figure out where I'll be at that time. ( I travel a lot for research in the summer).
     
  6. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

    Do me up badman.... I will do the pink lady finger....
     
  7. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

    I could bring in a whole lot of low brow references right now. But I'm not going to.
     
  8. Don Stracener

    Don Stracener New Member

    Hey I'll join IN... End of June is good for me.
     
  9. nick m

    nick m New Member

    If there's room for a beginner, I'd like to join. I have yet to do a swap so I'm guessing you mean send in flies by end of June?
     
  10. southpaw22

    southpaw22 member

    i would like join if thats okay. have great patterns for yak and montana rivers.
     
  11. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

    Allright we got eight. Nice...
    Do people want to do one or two patterns a piece?
     
  12. Mark Ritari

    Mark Ritari Trouthunter

    im down if theres any room left
     
  13. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

    Allright, one more. THen I think we need to close it out.
     
  14. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

    how big are we talking about
     
  15. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

    GO BIG OR GO HOME.
    As big as you want.....:thumb:
    By big I mean foam flies aren't going to be size 16 or 18, I would imagine.... but someone now is going to come up with the exception to the rule just to prove me wrong.
    But do what ever blows your hair back.
     
  16. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

    Dude, I plan on doing mine with a size 4/0 3XL Long steelhead hook ;)
     
  17. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

    If Mike is in we got 10. If he's not I'm going to harass him till changes his mind. I'm beginning to think summer is almost here, the weather is nice, people will be getting busy, fishing, BBQs, fishing, family reunions, fishing, yardwork; maybe we should stick to one pattern a piece? What do people think?
     
  18. Don Stracener

    Don Stracener New Member

    Since we have 10 I think 1 pattern is good for me! iagree
     
  19. Mark Ritari

    Mark Ritari Trouthunter

    one pattern is good for me too
     
  20. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

    i agree, yes i'll play and the reason i asked about the size is that i wanted to make sure that a size 8 wasn't to small.