Simple but effective fly swap

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

  1. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Looks to me like WE'RE waitin' on flies from three guys...

    just sayin'
     
  2. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    mozart Chris

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    Work has been very hard on me as of late and I'm doing all I can with the free time my job has given me. I just arrived from work after 13.5 hours and I'm on the vise now. Flies will be in the mail tomorrow or the latest Thursday via Priority Mail.

    Chris
     
  4. steve s

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    I sent mine off last Thursday and Kent still hasn't received them. I spoke with Kent through PM and we decided that we'd wait until Friday and if neither of us have received them, I will tie up a new batch and meet Kent for the drop off.
    That's such a bummer because I thought that they were some pretty good flies and I've always considered the postal service to be one of the greatest yet unappreciated bargains around.

    Steve
     
  5. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Good news! Steve's beautiful quill body duns arrived in today's mail, a full week after they were mailed.

    Hopefully, mozart's para BWOs will be here in the next day or two and I'll start dividing 'em up.

    K
     
  6. steve s

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    That's great news Kent!!! There are a few other patterns in there for you Kent. They are patterns that I thought about tying for the swap but the no-hackles are too much of a pain and the other dry just isn't as classy looking as the quill body.

    Steve
     
  7. mozart

    mozart Chris

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    Just dropped the package off at the post office. You should receive the flies by tomorrow or the latest Saturday. I apologize for the delay.
     
  8. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Mozart's flies arrived as promised this morning. I'll get started dividing them up and try to hit the post office before it closes at noon. If not, they'll go out Monday.

    Thanks for everybody's patience.

    K
     
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    Sourdoughs -Marc Chapman, icthyoantagonist

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    Great news - thanks, Kent!
     
  10. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Whoooppeee!
     
  11. seanengman

    seanengman Trout have no politics

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    Can't wait, love to see what people come up with for three materials.
     
  12. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Kent, Looking forward to seeing those flies. Thanks for hosting this one.
     
  13. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    The envelopes are sealed and waiting for me to take to the post office this morning. Local guys should have them tomorrow.

    I've taken pictures of each and will post today or tomorrow. I hope you're as amazed as I was at the real beauties that were tied with just three materials.

    K
     
  14. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    The flies are in the mail. When I receive a self-addressed return envelope and postage from John Hicks, I'll mail his as well.

    K
     
  15. Sourdoughs

    Sourdoughs -Marc Chapman, icthyoantagonist

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    Hey, everyone. I just opened my envelope w/ flies and they're great! I can't wait to try out a number of these.

    Thanks again for an easy swap, Kent. I wonder how many times I can reuse that envelope :)
     
  16. Kevin Rudzinski

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    I received mine today. Very impressive variety and quality!!
     
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    Just opened up mine as well. Great ties everyone! This is the first time I've ever had a bunny leach. Looks like I might have to start tying these up!
     
  18. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Got mine today too. Nice variety and quality tying all around. Thanks to all the tyers and to Kent for hosting.

    REE
     
  19. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    As above. thanks Kent
     
  20. Richard Olmstead

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    Some fine looking, nay, "elegant" flies in this swap, boys. Good job all!

    Thanks again, Kent.
     

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