Mini Marathon Trout swap (2014)

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

  1. riseform

    riseform Active Member

  2. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

    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

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

    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

    Travis Bille Active Member

    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

    Travis Bille Active Member

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

    riseform Active Member

    Beautiful flies Travis!
     
  7. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

    Thank you much!
     
  8. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

    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

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

    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

    riseform Active Member

    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

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

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

    riseform Active Member

    As always, great flies Ron!

    Still waiting on three for tomorrow's due date.
     
  13. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

    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

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

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

    riseform Active Member

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

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

    Bonsai Jerry

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

    riseform Active Member

    Got them Bonsai! Very nice, thank you.

    TD?
     
  18. Ron McNeal

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

    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

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

    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

    riseform Active Member

    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.
     

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