Simple but effective fly swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Kent Lufkin, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Kevin Rudzinski's elegant mallard soft hackles arrived today. Mine will be done this weekend. How are the rest of you coming along?

    Kent Lufkin - brown soft hackle TYING THIS WEEKEND
    Sean Engman - Olive bunny leech RECEIVED
    Daryle Holstrom - Cham-mo the killer leech
    Ron Eagle Elk - POP
    John Hicks - Caddis pupa
    Warren Perry - Otter creek candy cane RECEIVED
    Steve S - Quill body dun
    Richard Olmstead - CDC emerger ON THE WAY
    Kevin Rudzinski - mallard soft hackle RECEIVED
    Marc Chapman - X-caddis ON THE WAY
    Mozart - para BWO
    Steeli - Carey special variation

    How are the rest of you coming along?

    K
  2. mozart Chris

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    Kent,

    Only have a few more to go which should be completed today. I have my people from India tying them (I kid). I'll do the same as last time with the padded envelope, Morell box, and postage. I still haven't taken the flies out from the last swap. Almost a shame to put those in my regular boxes for fishing since they're all so nicely done.
  3. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Kent,

    I blew it. After tying the POP flies, I counted the materials and there are 4. That will never do so I'll be sending you some Baillie's Black Spiders (circa mid 1800s). Three materials including hook and thread. I'll toss in the POPs as a bonus for everyone.

    They go out in the AM.

    REE
  4. Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Ron -
    I've seen so many great looking flies with your name on them in the gallery, I can't wait to see what you've come up with.
    Dick
  5. Warren Perry Grizzly 6

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    Bonus, you make an small counting error and we get an extra fly. I love you REE

    Warren

    PS Ron. My promotion should come on April fool's day, appropriate, don't you think. Hope the world is treating you well
  6. Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Marc Chapman's beautiful X-caddis entries arrived in yesterday's mail. I now have 4 of the 12 tyer's flies in hand. Here's an updated list of who's on board:

    Kent Lufkin - brown soft hackle TYING THIS WEEKEND
    Sean Engman - Olive bunny leech RECEIVED
    Daryle Holstrom - Cham-mo the killer leech
    Ron Eagle Elk - POP
    John Hicks - Caddis pupa
    Warren Perry - Otter creek candy cane RECEIVED
    Steve S - Quill body dun
    Richard Olmstead - CDC emerger ON THE WAY
    Kevin Rudzinski - mallard soft hackle RECEIVED
    Marc Chapman - X-caddis RECEIVED
    Mozart - para BWO
    Steeli - Carey special variation

    How are the rest of you doing? Updates?

    K
  7. Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    UGH! returned for insufficient postage. It'll go out again tomorrow. Sorry.
    Dick
  8. John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Kent everyone, sorry that I have been tardy. I have been caught with the serious sickness bug. The weather has been in the upper 50's all week and the BWO's have been comming off in clouds. I'll have them out priority mail on Monday.
  9. Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    With sufficient postage, Richard Olmstead's CDC emergers finally arrived in yesterday's mail! I now have 5 of the 12 tyer's flies in hand. Here's an updated list of who's on board:

    Kent Lufkin - brown soft hackle HALF FINISHED
    Sean Engman - Olive bunny leech RECEIVED
    Daryle Holstrom - Cham-mo the killer leech
    Ron Eagle Elk - POP
    John Hicks - Caddis pupa
    Warren Perry - Otter creek candy cane RECEIVED
    Steve S - Quill body dun
    Richard Olmstead - CDC emerger RCEIVED
    Kevin Rudzinski - mallard soft hackle RECEIVED
    Marc Chapman - X-caddis RECEIVED
    Mozart - para BWO
    Steeli - Carey special variation

    How are the rest of you doing? Please post an update on your progress.

    K
  10. steve s Member

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    Mine are finished and will go in the mail on Tuesday.

    Steve
  11. steeli Member

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    Got the final materials...should have the first half done this weekend, the second half next...They'll be there by the deadline.
    I'm mixing and tying a new carey variation for damsel/dragon lake fishing. Could be good...like the challenge of three materials. :thumb:
  12. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Kent,

    Mine are in the postal system, heading your way.

    REE
  13. steve s Member

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    Kent,
    I finally got my flies in the mail this morning.

    Steve
  14. Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Rin Eagle Elk's beautiful soft hackles arrived in Tuesday's mail! I now have 6 of the 12 tyer's flies in hand, one more set on the way, and mine half done. That leaves 4 tyers still unaccounted for. Here's an updated list of who's on board:
    Kent Lufkin - brown soft hackle HALF FINISHED
    Sean Engman - Olive bunny leech RECEIVED
    Daryle Holstrom - Cham-mo the killer leech
    Ron Eagle Elk - RECEIVED
    John Hicks - Caddis pupa
    Warren Perry - Otter creek candy cane RECEIVED
    Steve S - Quill body dun ON THE WAY
    Richard Olmstead - CDC emerger RCEIVED
    Kevin Rudzinski - mallard soft hackle RECEIVED
    Marc Chapman - X-caddis RECEIVED
    Mozart - para BWO
    Steeli - Carey special variation
    Daryl, John, steeli, Mozart - how are you guys doing. Please post an update.

    Thanks,

    K
  15. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Kent,

    I found a POP fly on my bench under some stuff (of course!!). Was I short one on the swap (also tied some for me)?

    REE
  16. Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Don't know yet Ron. I'll count 'em out and let you know.

    K
  17. John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Kent they are on the way.
  18. mozart Chris

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    Kent,

    I'm struggling. Been working ungodly amounts of overtime as of late so finding the energy after a long day is difficult. Basically work, eat dinner, go to sleep. Rinse and repeat. I should have some time to take care of the rest of the flies tomorrow evening. I apologize for the delay all.
  19. steeli Member

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    They're done, just didn't have time to package before leaving town...
    I'm tagging them today and mailing them tomorrow, so easily be there by our deadline.
    I ended up tying a slight variation of an Olive Pheasant Tail Six Pack.
  20. Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    I received flies from John Hicks, Daryle Homstrom and steeli today. We're waiting on flies from 2 more guys. Here's an updated list of who's on board:
    Kent Lufkin - brown soft hackle HALF FINISHED
    Sean Engman - Olive bunny leech RECEIVED
    Daryle Holstrom - Cham-mo the killer leech RECEIVED
    Ron Eagle Elk - RECEIVED
    John Hicks - Caddis pupa RECEIVED
    Warren Perry - Otter creek candy cane RECEIVED
    Steve S - Quill body dun ON THE WAY???
    Richard Olmstead - CDC emerger RCEIVED
    Kevin Rudzinski - mallard soft hackle RECEIVED
    Marc Chapman - X-caddis RECEIVED
    Mozart - para BWO ???
    Steeli - Carey special variation RECEIVED
    I'm waiting for flies from Steve S and mozart. Are you two gonna make the Saturday deadline?

    Thanks,

    K