Leech swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Daryle Holmstrom, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Well, Kent grabbed my soft hackle idea, LOL so leech it is. bye March 15th some leech ideas. 12 tiers including myself and I will be taking photos.


    Daryle
     
  2. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    What the hell, I'm in. Wow I really have to slow down on these swaps.
     
  3. mr trout

    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    Well, that gives me tons o' time, so sure, I'll tie up somethin' fun.
     
  4. Flyn'dutchman

    Flyn'dutchman Member

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    I'm in for a march date. Got some great simi-seal patterns. (just glorified wooley buggers). Killers on Lenore last fall.
     
  5. Randy Diefert

    Randy Diefert aka: Longears

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    I'm in. I may do the Denny Richerds Seal Bugger or Acetate Stick Leech or both...
    or..
    I'm in.
    Randy Diefert
     
  6. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Eight spots to go.

    Daryle
     
  7. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    I'm in. Funny you mentioned me beating you on the soft hackle swap. I was planning a leech swap later on this spring, but you beat me with this one!

    K
     
  8. Cameron Derbyshire

    Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    I'm in for the leech fun
     
  9. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

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    Black bunny or green bunny.

    I'm in.

    IRA..
     
  10. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    five to go

    Daryle
     
  11. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    March 15th, I can do that, not exactly sure what I'll tie, but it shoudl be fishable... ;)

    Willie
     
  12. hikepat

    hikepat Patrick

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    Count me as well also not sure what I will tie yet but I will decide by Jan when I will tie them up.
     
  13. Scott Behn

    Scott Behn Active Member

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    I'll join this one...don't know with what as of yet...

    :cool:
     
  14. Wayne Jordan

    Wayne Jordan Active Member

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    what the heck, count me in!
     
  15. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    March 15th, 12 flies, sure, count me in as well. Also not sure of what I'll tie, but will decide shortly.

    REE
     
  16. Rory McMahon

    Rory McMahon Active Member

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    im in

    opps, missed this one too.
     
  17. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Ok, its another bakers dozen.

    With myself we have:
    John Hicks
    mr trout
    Flyn'dutchman
    Randy Diefert
    Kent Lufkin
    derbyshc
    Irafly
    Willie Bodger
    hikepat
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  18. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I decided to add Ron because I'll be using similar setup to take closeup photos of the flies as they come in. I'll post a photo in the swap forum and then upload a photo gallery as they come in.

    Daryle
     
  19. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I like Kent's instuctions so be it:

    Here's the ground rules for the swap.

    1. Mark Wednesday, March 15, 2006, on your calendars as the date for me to RECEIVE your flies. The further you are from Mount Vernon, the more time you should allow for snail mail to get here from wherever you are. Better yet, tie your flies early and send 'em as soon as you're finished.

    2. Attach a toe tag to each of your flies with your name and the name of your fly. A narrow strip of paper with the fly stuck into one end seems to work best. Please avoid using little pre-cut tags with strings or adhesive labels that you attach to each fly. From experience, if they come off in transit, I end up getting a bunch of loose flies and tags that I've got to reattach. Also, please avoid big tags. At least one person will send their flies in a little tiny fly box or Altoid tin which will make stuffing your big tag into that tiny space a challenge.

    3. With thirteen tiers, tie one for everyone else except yourself. Although there are thirteen tiers, you'll get twelve flies back at the end of the swap.
    Place your flies in a crush-proof container (a cheap plastic fly box, an Altoid tin or a plastic VHS tape case all work great).

    4. Mail your container in a padded or sturdy clasp envelope. If you must send your flies in a box, please include an address label I can put on the box or an envelope.

    Please include the correct return postage or a couple of bucks.

    If you don't send both return postage AND a self addressed envelope it may delay getting flies back to you. I'll let you know if one or both are missing and will hold on to your flies until you send postage or an envelope.

    5. Mail your flies to:

    Daryle Holmstrom
    2002 E. Section St.
    Mount Vernon, WA 98274

    6. I'll divide up the flies on Thursday, March 16 and mail 'em back out to you. You don't have to wait until the end of January to send 'em in. If everyone gets their flies in early then I can send 'em out early and the swap doesn't have to come to a screeching halt while one or two guys are frantically tying the day before the deadline.

    7. If you've got to pull out of the swap for some unforeseen reason, PLEASE let us know by posting to this thread as soon as possible. Things change in life and it's OK if you've got to focus on something else instead. But a little advance notice will go a long way and keep me from having to track you down the day before the deadline.

    8. Primary communication will be by this thread. I'll add posts from time to time to see how we're all doing as the deadline draws closer and will send email or PMs to any laggards.

    Otherwise, thanks for joining in the swap - I can't wait to see your flies.
     
  20. Cameron Derbyshire

    Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    My dozen are going out in the mail tomorrow. I've posted a picture of my pattern in my gallery. Enjoy!!
     

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