Mini Marathon Trout swap (2014)

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by riseform, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. riseform Active Member

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  2. Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I got my flies, but the package was opened! Someone or something stole all of my flies. Sad face

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  3. Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    It was my stupid brother. He got the mail, took it out, and didn't tell until AFTER I posted this. Sorry.

    LOVE THE FLIES!
  4. Travis Bille Active Member

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    Well, its official. We've got some boys in this swap that can really tie! Got mine, they look even better in person.

    Also, I have two more large dries to tie and then I'll be shipping those and my emergers together
  5. Travis Bille Active Member

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    And they're in the mail. Now, what to do for freestyle??
  6. riseform Active Member

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    Beautiful flies Travis!
  7. Travis Bille Active Member

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    Thank you much!
  8. Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Forgot to earlier today, but sent the flies. Everything should be in order. Got to work on my large stone dries, and they are my own pattern. Ur in fer a treat.
  9. Ron McNeal Turtles or universes? I can't decide....

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    Planned to mail mine today, but discovered I have to go to the Apple Store @ the Tacoma Mall tomorrow, so I'll drop these off too. You must think I have some phobia about going to the Post Office....
  10. riseform Active Member

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    Like clowns, they can be a little creepy at times.

    One of these days maybe I'll be at home to say hello.
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  11. Ron McNeal Turtles or universes? I can't decide....

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    Look forward to meeting you. Maybe we'll hook-up down the line & chase some trouts....
  12. riseform Active Member

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    As always, great flies Ron!

    Still waiting on three for tomorrow's due date.
  13. Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    For next months flies, would you guys rather have golden stone/ Salmonfly, skwala/Salmonfly, or golden stone/ skwala for the two patterns I'll be tying?
  14. Ron McNeal Turtles or universes? I can't decide....

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    Kaden, I'd vote for you tying what you'd prefer to tie.
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  15. riseform Active Member

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    TE your flies made it safely on the due date, nice job.

    Bonsai and TD, are you out there?
  16. Bonsai Jerry

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    I am here and my flies should show up in todays mail.
    Bonsai
  17. riseform Active Member

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    Got them Bonsai! Very nice, thank you.

    TD?
  18. Ron McNeal Turtles or universes? I can't decide....

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    So Nick, April's pattern is a terrestrial/large dry and my question to you, our honorable swapmiester, is: What do you consider to be a large dry? I'm thinking of the always (or usually, anyway....) reliable Royal Wulff and want to tie them in a size that will fit the criteria.....
  19. Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Man, a #4 Royal Wulff sounds awesome, but just what does it replicate? Maybe a water strider, who knows. My dry fly box is plum full, so I'm going to need to buy another fly box!
  20. riseform Active Member

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    In my mind, the March swap was typical mayfly, caddis and midge dries or emergers and April would be terrestrials, stoneflies, Oct caddis, etc. I feared terrestrials might be to limiting and didn't want us all exchanging purple chubby patterns (not that they don't work). A Royal Wulff in any size will be just fine, thank you.

    Still haven't heard from TD, who has tied some excellent flies in this swap. I will give it one more day, but if I don't receive them by tomorrow or hear that they are in transit I will send everyone their flies on Wednesday.