Pacific Salmon Fly Swap - Salt and fresh

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Cameron Derbyshire, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    SWAP CLOSED!!!

    With the release of Les Johnson and Bruce Ferguson's new edition of Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon, I thought it would be a good time to start a swap for Pacific salmon flies. I had a couple of ideas: go with one pattern for each swapper; each swapper submit one saltwater and one freshwater pattern; or each swapper submit two patterns of his/her choice. Let me know what you think.

    Edit: I'm thinking of having a "flies in my hands" deadline of Aug 1st, which is a Friday which will let me get everything packaged on the weekend, out in the mail on Monday, and into your waiting hands by around Aug 8th. Let's try to close the swap by June 20th or when we get ten participants. We'll each receive a fly box's worth of goodies. When we close, I'm PM everyone my address. My personal preference would be to have everyone submit two patterns. It's your choice what you tie. Let's try to leave out anything standard I can get at any fly shops' fly bins. If you want to tie two salt or two fresh water patterns, fine.

    Pac Sal Fly Swap participants:
    1. Cameron - received
    2. Fly Punk - received
    3. D3Smartie - received
    4. Dinker - done - received
    5. TwinLakesLeach - done - received
    6. Steve Rohrbach
    7. Bigguy - received
    8. Obiwankanobi
    9. Slippery_whippet - received
    10. Clint F - received
    11. Steven Green - done - received
  2. fly punk lunatic trout bum

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    I'll get in on it, Cameron. Let me know on the particulars.
  3. D3Smartie Active Member

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    i'm in, just post what you want us to do.
  4. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    I'm in too. I've got the new book, and am itchin' to try some new recipes!
  5. twinlakesleach MurkyLurker

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    Chehalis, Washington
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    I will give it a shot.
  6. Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

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    Cameron, count me in buddy. Steve
  7. bigguy New Member

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    Count me in for two salts.
  8. obiwankanobi Active Member

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    Ditto on what everyone else said!
  9. slippery_whippet Member

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    I'm in too, sounds very cool. I'll do one of each or whatever is the consensus.
  10. D3Smartie Active Member

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    I'll do a salt and fresh.
    what patterns depend on final group size
  11. Clint F Fly Fishing Youth

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    I will do 2 fresh.

    Clint
  12. Steven Green Hood Canal Pirate

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    Poulsbo, Washington
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    Count me in if there is still room.
  13. twinlakesleach MurkyLurker

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    Chehalis, Washington
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    How we doing on this Cameron? Do we have 10 tiers yet?
  14. Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    Florence, Oregon
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    Gentlemen, we've got ten tyers; swap's closed. To the vises! So please tie up one set each of two patterns (salt or fresh), ten (10) each (20 total) if you don't want yours back or eleven (11) if you do (22 total). I'll PM my address today. If you're interested in a particular pattern, add a post here or PM me and I'll add next to your name at the top of the thread. I'll post photos in a swap gallery when I get all the flies.
  15. twinlakesleach MurkyLurker

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    Chehalis, Washington
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    Mine have been finished for a week. I tied the Gierach Special & the Ackerland Humpy Fly. I will get them in the mail.
  16. Steven Green Hood Canal Pirate

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    I'll be tying a Kingfisher for fresh and Salmon Treat for the salt.
  17. Steven Green Hood Canal Pirate

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    Flies sent in the mail today, let me know when you get them.
  18. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    I'm doing a Ferguson Green and Silver for the salt and some kind of spun marabou (I think) for the fresh. I hope to have them finished tonight.
  19. fly punk lunatic trout bum

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    Mine will be done soon. I'm doing a Deep water stinger, which is a killer for resident silvers in the salt. And a fresh water pattern for returning coho.
  20. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Mine are finished, they went in the mail yesterday!