How about a Junior Fly Swap?

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by yngfishinful, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. yngfishinful New Member

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    I, as the young sporting lad that I am, love to tie flies, or as my mom calls it, flying ties. I am fifteen and although I don't have all the time I would like to tie while working with my dad during these summer months from 5 to 5. Yes am to pm. I miss sleep.:( Anyhow, there are all these swaps going on and I feel I need a new challenge. So how about a 18 and under fly swap? How many minors that frequent this forum would be willing to participate? Just a thought, but have no doubt I'm up to it and I'm not wasting anybodies time.


    yngfishinful :)
  2. Stephen Rice Senior Member

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    if you get a reply from someone name "Old Man" I think he is over 18 }( }( :+
    Steve
  3. Flip The dumb kid

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    hey yng, thats not a bad idea. if there is enuf intrest im in ( im 17. and yes, watch out for "old man" as well as "bob(lawless)" lol. old man has not been 18 in more than half a century. jezzus that makes him seem old.
  4. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    What is this thing about sleep. When I was young(I was too young once). I never slept. Get up early and went to bed late. But then again I didn't fly fish when I was young. Didn't have what ever to do it. When I was young all I ever used was a stick,string and a pin.

    And Steve I think that I'm just a tad bit over 18.

    Jim
  5. Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

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    I'm game if you can find some people. I'm 16 and have been tying for a few years now and givin the materials I can tie almost anything. Any theme that this swap is going to follow? Biginner flies? Hardest we can tie flies? (That would be cool to do if there only is 4 or less people). Batfish? Trout? Salmon? Steelhead? Dries? Nymphs? More?
  6. Aaron Pierce New Member

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    Duvall.
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    I could really use some fly's, I'm 17 so I guess I'll do it.:thumb :thumb
    Thanks Aaron
  7. Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    hell ya, im in and would love to tie, im not sure what im gonna tie, but prob on of the patterns from my page on the flytiers website. Btw im 15. I will tye whatever u guys want, and i think we will prob have a low turn out for the swap so we should each tie 2 or 3 for eachother, so we can acaully fish them and still have some left.
  8. Stephen Rice Senior Member

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    a pin didn't you use a sharpened bone!:+ :rofl :rofl :+
  9. cmtundra New Member

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    What a cool idea!
    Being 35 disqualifies me, but I applaud your initiative. I'd be interested to see how many "yutes" we have out there.:thumb
  10. topflight121 Josh Pearson

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    Oldman, had they invented metal when you where growing up? I thought that fire had just become popular.:rofl
  11. luv2fly2 Active Member

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    a friend who is 14 and tying for 2 years might do it if i can talk him into joining the site. he would enjoy it. i might be too old unless 63 is young enough.
  12. yngfishinful New Member

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    :D Awesome! I very glad you guys like my idea. I am also glad to see three of my fellow juveniles all for it. My question is, wheres BOBLAWLESS's reply? Thats the whole reason I got up this morning.:p Well, if BOB isn't up for it,(or is he?), as far as being the moderater, than would Old man be up to it? My opinion on what the flies should be are one (our pick) from each catagory.
    1 dry
    1 nymph
    1 streamer (big? salmon or steelhead? set max hook size?)
    1 wet fly Feedback on sbove please.
    1 terrestrial (maybe?)
    1 saltwater

    What do you guys think? Let me know.
    yngfishinful (young fishing fool) (fly fishing extrordinair)

    :dunno
  13. yngfishinful New Member

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    Don't mind me, I'm just on my way to The Morning Hatch to pick up some flies.rolleyes ;)
    That reminds me, cheaters will be sentenced to an enternity of fishing in a mud puddle with sparkley rainbow powerbait.}( }( }( muhuhuhuhu muhuhuhuhuhu hahahaha hehe hmph oh ya:D
  14. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Well I would but I have decided that no more swaps for me. Two was enough. Besides I only like to tie a few at a time. And as for BobL,he's off fishing over in Idaho with Ive. So he won't be here for a while.

    Jim
  15. yngfishinful New Member

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    Well, shall we wait for BOBL. or find another moderater?
    :hmmm
  16. Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

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    So far I count 5, possibly 6. Is your suggestion to tie up one pattern (6 flies) for each catagory? That would mean 36 flies.:eek Or do you mean that each person would pic one pattern from any of the catagories?
  17. yngfishinful New Member

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    Alright, here it goes.
    I suggest, that each tie one fly of their choosing from each catagory. (Also, need feedback on possible max hook size limit.)

    example:
    1 dry: Elk Caddis
    1 nymph: Prince
    1 wet: Bugger
    1 terr.: ant
    1 streamer: black nose dace
    1 saltwater: clouser

    Depending on what catogories we finalize, it would be a max of 6 flies. Getting rid of the saltwater and terrestrial catagories don't hurt my feelings any. So maybe 4 flies a piece.:dunno My concern with the max hook size is if anybody other than me is tying 2/0+ marabou flesh flies for Alaska.(July 22 - 29) I mean for the streamers anyhow.
  18. Dan Soltau New Member

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    I am in, I am 15. I will do the terrestrial if you guys dont mind. Good I dead man. Thanks
  19. yngfishinful New Member

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    Cool, I'm certainly glad I talked myself into posting the idea. How many of us is that now? 7?



    :beer2
  20. Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

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    So each person will pic a catagory and tie a fly from that? At least that's what I'm getting from Madison Angler. It doesn't really matter to me, I wouldn't mind doing a great SRC fly for the salt (also works on silvers and chums), or I could do some salmon or steelhead flies. What do people want?