Remembrance Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by reamse, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. reamse New Member

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    So I just completed my flies and sent them out for two other swaps and I'm starting to get into it, so I thought I would set up a swap, where the flies might mean a little bit to each person.

    Because, I grew up in southwest Wisconsin and just recently migrated out to Washington, I thought it would be cool to set up a swap that showed the diversity of members we have on Washington Fly Fishing.

    For the Remembrance Swap, we want the first fly you ever caught a salmonoid on (or for some of our senior members....the fly you most remembering catching fish on, when you first started fishing... :p )

    This is where it gets tricky, I know it's hard to remember but give it a whirl.

    I figure this type of swap will produce the greatest diversity of flies, Eastern, Midwestern, Southeastern, Pacific, Atlantic, Inland NW etc... If we get a lot of people...

    My first fish fly would be a Apidae (Bubble Bee) and my most frequent in the area I grew up would be a Glass Head Dub Bug.

    I'm thinking max 12 tiers, and a month dead line, before everything starts kicking off for school around here.

    Closing entries in 20 days: September 5th, 2008
    Last flies received that will count: September 15th, 2008

    Let me know who's interested!

    Reamse, (Ellsworth)

    So far:
    - Reamse, (Bee Pattern)
    - Zach M, (San Juan Worm)
    - Mumbles (Baitfish Imitator)
    - Nick ASW (TBD)
    - Sark (TBD)
  2. Zach M Because I floss so hard

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    i will get in on this. i can remember the first trout i caught on a fly like it was yesterday. it was on a san juan worm so i will be tying that
  3. reamse New Member

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    Nice! I'm embarrassed to say but I don't even have a single san juan in my box bawling:
  4. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I'm in. I too just finished tying up for two other swaps. I'm a begining tyer, but the more I tie the better I think I'm getting. (for those who get my flies they may disagree). My first fish on the fly was an acrobatic 6# coho taken in a sweet hike in spot off a high bluff. I remember well the fly I caught her on that day and have had one like it in my box every time I head to the beach or out on the boat. I've fished other flies more, but none that will replace the baitfish imitator pattern that day. As a matter of fact, I think I still have that same fly somewhere around here. Eight years is not too long to keep a trusy old memory fly is it?
  5. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I tied up six or eight (tied eight, but fished two today...so I'm not sending those). Now all we need are more tyers. I'm ready to mail them. I guess my fly is a variation of a deciever. It was my first attempt using epoxy for fly heads, I think I'll be using this technique more in the near future. Epoxy on a home designed rotator makes for great smooth heads.
  6. reamse New Member

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    Nice, let's wait for a little while to see if we get some more tiers.

    Unless, we get a few more tiers, we might have to tie some more to make it interesting.

    I won't bump it quite yet, we'll see where it goes.
  7. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! Only three tyers willing to share one of the great patterns from their endless archive of fishing memories. Sorry for being so blunt, I know salmon season is in swing, but come on, tie up some of your feelgood favorites already. I think this swap idea is a great one, but not much fun with only three tyers. Jump in boys and girls. Show us the first fly you used to catch a fish, or the one you used that landed a lunker.
  8. Zach M Because I floss so hard

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    man i thought everyone would get on this this is a great idea!
  9. reamse New Member

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    iagree

    Me too.

    It must be the wrong time of year or something.
  10. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    With the fish arriving and weather changing everyone should be having fond memories of good fishing stretches. I've got some epoxy head baitfish imitators ready to send if we are still going forward, if not, I'll add them to my box and get them wet and hopefully chewed up!
  11. reamse New Member

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    I think we should stick it out for awhile yet.

    I'm hoping we get at least two more. bawling:
  12. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I'm calling out Mr. E. to put in his super secret salmon pattern into the mix!
  13. Zach M Because I floss so hard

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    if anything we can just do like 5 patterns each or something haha
  14. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I don't have five patters that are feel good favorites, I'm pretty new at this.
  15. reamse New Member

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    Well I suppose because of lack of interest.

    Would you guys object to tying two or three patterns.

    Maybe your most successful, one day fly?

    I'll do my bee pattern for the first trout, then a Black Fly Parachute for my most successful day, and then a Glass Head Dub Bug for my most consistent.

    Maybe it would make a swap with three guys a little more fun.
  16. Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    id really like to get into this but im all out of material and right now im low on money so i wont be getting any money for like 2 weeks. sorry. this sounded like a really fun swap. but if i do get materials soon than ill tell u guys.
  17. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I'm game for a salt water deciever type, a nifty teaser nymph and I guess I'll pull something out of my rear if we need a third pattern.
  18. Mr.E He called me an Elitist ?? LOL ..what a moron

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    :rofl: Suuuuuuuuuure I'll through in the ones that worked good for me but they are all chewed up!:thumb:

    But sadly boy's I'm gonna have to pass on this one because I'm involved in a few other swaps.
  19. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I have six of my baitfish imitators (a type of deciever) and six large bead head nypmhs (Teather's Teaser). Are we tying three patterns? If so I will come up with another so I can get this off my pending list. I'm going to be really busy working two jobs for a few months and want to clear all the unfinished business.
  20. reamse New Member

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    Yeah lets go with three patterns.

    I am almost done with mine, send me a PM when you guys get done i'll send you the address.