Mini Marathon Trout swap (2014)

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  1. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Life's good!

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    Terrestrials!!(?) You want Terrestrials? I'll give you Terrestrials!

    My ant colony and whatever Jerry's tie'n up will be on your doorstep on Wednesday. I've got a tutorial @ Apple at the Tacoma Mall & will drop both our's off on the way.

    Craig really is a wonderful spot to waste four otherwise productive days. I was a bit apprehensive about the weather in the middle of April, but it was not all that bad and the fishing's always quite beyond belief and expectation (at least mine)..... If you like to catch big trout with a fly rod, it should be on your bucket list. I'm go'n back with my Boler and spending 5/6 weeks in June/July. Life's good...
     
  2. riseform

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    Ron and Jerry, I received the flies, thanks.
    Travis was early and sent his in a month in advance.
    TE's apparently in the mail.
    Not sure what's happened with TD again. Never received last month's flies and still awaiting a response to my recent request.
    Sean is alive and has flies somewhere in the county. I'm attempting to track him down again.
     
  3. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Mine were sent today.
     
  4. riseform

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    Received your flies TE. Nicely tied. Travis will like his present.

    Still no idea what is going on with TD or Sean.
     
  5. riseform

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    Still no word from TD or Sean. You two out there?

    Once Chris opens a gallery page, I'll get photos up and send the ones we have off.

    If we have permanent drop outs I will put the extra flies everyone tied in the winner's box at the end.
     
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    Pics are in the gallery: http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18853

    I will drop them in the mail on Monday.

    Still hoping to hear from Sean (he actually tied them and last I heard was dropping them by the house on the true due date). He may be on a secret rescue mission in Nigeria?

    I think we've lost TD for good as I haven't heard from him since his brief appearance after missing last month. I know something did come up in his life and hopefully all is ok.

    As I said in the last post, if we have permanent drop outs I will include the extra flies intended for them in the winner's box at the end.
     
  7. Travis Bille

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    Just got mine in the mail, nice ties everyone. Particularly TE, I'm going to put that salmonfly to use on the Rogue next weekend
     
  8. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I hope you catch some biggins' over on the Rogue!
     
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    Thanks buddy!
     
  10. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Received my flies, and they're all awesome! Good job.
     
  11. riseform

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    Good God, I just looked at the calendar and realized we are one week away from the final round of the marathon.

    I never heard back from TD or Sean, so I assume both have dropped out.

    Unless one of them posts otherwise on the forum, I would count on tying 8 of your freestyle flies this time around instead of twelve.
     
  12. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Gotcha.
     
  13. Travis Bille

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    Sent my freestyle bugs out tonight.
     
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    Travis you rock! Flies here by the deadline, I'm impressed.
     
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    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    My flies will be sent off soon. I finished them not too long ago, and they're both my own patterns. The smaller pattern I've actually caught several fish on. Looking forward to see what everybody brings! I also had a magazine photo shoot today, it was for my local fly tying for Enjoy Magazine. I am featured since very few people tie in quantity and quality like I do, and am as young as I am. I'll try to get the photos that were taken. They were all taken with a professional and a very nice camera. It's of me tying flies, Fly fishing, setting hooks, ect. Just a little piece of my life. Glad I have the honor of all this.
     
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    Congrats on the magazine shoot TE, like the pic on the photo thread.

    Ron and Jerry are you out there? Remember to tie or send four less flies due since the alien abductions of TD and Sean.
     
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    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Thanks! I'll try to send my flies Saturday. Just need to put on tags and ship.
     
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    Bonsai Jerry

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    Sorry for my tardiness. I have my flies tied but will not get them in the mail until Sat. morning.

    Jerry
     
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    Thanks Jerry and TD, that'll be great.

    Ron's flies were hand delivered today, thank you.

    Almost done!
     
  20. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    It's kinda sad this swap is almost over:(. I will definetly do this swap next year! Riseform. I have an idea. We should do an October Caddis Life Cycle Fly Swap in August. We have a large hatch here in NorCal and I know the rest of the northwest have a bunch of these guys too. I've never ran a swap, but I just might if nobody else wants too.
     
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