Pink Salmon Fly Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Steve Saville, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Steve Saville Active Member

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    Anyone out there want to do a Pink Salmon fly swap? I've never hosted one but would be willing if there are eleven others to make an even dozen. If there is interest, I'll do it.
  2. Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    Is this for saltwater or for fresh?
  3. sean_k Active Member

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    Spanaway Wa.
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    I'd be interested I have no idea of what to tie other than a pink fly due to the fact that I haven't been lucky enough to be in WA on odd years. But I will do some research on flys and find a pattern that will hopefully be successful.
  4. Steve Saville Active Member

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    I think the patterns I tie would work in salt or fresh water though I am primarily a salt water fisherman since I live near the Sound. I have a couple of pretty productive patterns, one for sure that I have been able to morph into my own creation that has yielded nearly 100 pinks during the past two runs. I'd like to see what other people have been successful with, hence the fly swap.
  5. Islander Steve

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    I'm in, even if you get less than a dozen tiers still do it. It will be great seeing some other patterns. Here's the one that slays them on the Whidbey beaches. Of course when they're running, just about anything slays them. :thumb:
  6. Steve Saville Active Member

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    Okay. That's what I'm talkin' about. Let's get this thing started. I could even go for six people. What I have in mind is that we take about a month and create our flies. The Pinks won't be here for a couple of months. In the meantime, I'll search out some small containers and have them weighed for postage and then get back to anyone who wants to get in. That way, you can just send stamps along with your flies and address, I'll colllect, box, and ship out the end products. What do you think?
  7. sean_k Active Member

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    Steve most of the time people in the swap send their flys to the swap meister in a fly box thats tucked inside a padded onvelope, also enclosed is usually a SASE for the return postage so there is no cost to the meister for holding the swap. Also this is a good read on how a swap should work and run efficently. http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/showthread.php?t=55870&highlight=swaps
  8. Steve Saville Active Member

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    Thanks for the info. SInce I've never done a swap, I'll take you advise. I am trying to scare up some interest in this swap. It may be a bit early but time flies when you're having fun, so they say and I'm going to be out of town in late June so I'd like to get it done, providing there is interest.
  9. Steve Saville Active Member

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    Okay. Let's do this. Send me a PM if you are in for the swap. The first twelve are in or less if not enough are interested. I'd like your flies by June 1st. That gives you plenty of time to tie and mail and plenty of time to get them back before the fish are here.
  10. Ben Waldschmidt Member

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    Steve, I sent you a PM, I'd like to get in if there is room.
  11. Steve Saville Active Member

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    Okay. The swap is on' So far we have:

    SeanK
    Islander
    Ben Waldschmidt
    Steve Saville

    There's still room for more.
  12. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    I'll join up for this one as well.
  13. rotato Active Member

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    can i get in?
    i will take anyone for a tour of tacoma shipyards/ holding areas for puyalup pinks
  14. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    I'll jump in on this one. I haven't fished for pinks yet, but plan to as much as possible this year. I'll do some research and come up with something fun and pink!
  15. Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    lynnwood, wa
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    ill get it but it depends on the due date. so once you figure that out ill tell you for sure if im joining.
  16. Connor H Bobbers n Beadz

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    New to pinks but I can tie. If you want me in I will be happy to tie up a little pink euphasid that slays the coho and SRC's. I dont see why it won't work for pink's!
  17. Ben Waldschmidt Member

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    I'd be willing to take you up on that. I have never fished for pinks yet, and I'll take all the experience I can get.
  18. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    iagree I'm with Ben on that one! I have a little 12' aluminum that I was thinking about taking around Tacoma, but I would very much appreciate someone showing me a little something as I haven't fished for these guys either. I'll bring you some beer! :beer2:
  19. Steve Saville Active Member

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    The swap now includes :

    PEI Fish Finder
    Ben Waldschmidt
    Sean K
    Islander
    Rotato
    Dinker
    Eric Tarcha
    Mumbles -Pink Bait Fishy
    Kerfwappie- Pink Ultra Shrimp
    Arthur Vakulchik-Pink Chumbaby (Pink Baby?)
    and Me - Pink Confection or Triple S

    We have room for one more. Flies are due June 1st. PM me if you are interested in joining.
  20. Ben Waldschmidt Member

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    Dinker. Right on w/ the beer!!!

    Rotato, let us know what your favorite flavor is, and you will more than hooked up!

    :beer2:

    Plus since both Dinker and I haven't fished for pinks before, you'll still probably out-fish us both!