Size 20 and Smaller Tax Day Swap

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  1. mr trout

    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    You are tying size 20s after 2 months?! It took me a whole lot longer than that!
     
  2. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    ChadK, you've got more guts than I do, my friend.

    I noticed that I neglected to put my snail mail addy in the swap announcement. It's there now.

    This is already fun. I get to hear my wife, VEE, muttering about size 22 wally wings.

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  3. mr trout

    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    The bugs are in the mail.
     
  4. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    I don't believe this. I've got one set of flies in my hand from ChadK and another set in the mail. Talk about your basic overachievers. I bet you guys already have your IRS refunds in the bank too.

    Great job guys, like to see them early. Now the rest of us slackers have something to shoot for.

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  5. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Wow, they got there fast :)

    I just realized that I never double checked the eyes for glue. I wanted to be sure and point this out before anyone spends too much time trying to thread a size 20 hook eye that has been glued shut.
     
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    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    I sent them in a good while ago, now I'm just waiting for the government to give me my money back...
     
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    chadk Be the guide...

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    me too ;)
     
  8. Warren Perry

    Warren Perry Grizzly 6

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    Ron,

    Mine are in the mail tomorrow. My taxes however are not yet done...I'm going to have to give the wife a talking to about that.:rofl:

    Warren
     
  9. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Warren,

    At least you got your priorities straight.

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  10. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

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    i haven't even started my flies because i have been busy tying for my steelhead trip this weekend, but will start as soon as i get back on monday. i got my tax money and spent last month.
     
  11. Desmond Wiles

    Desmond Wiles Sir Castaline

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    Flies aren't done, but my return is in the bank! I figure if the government owes me money, why wait? I guess the better question is why give them more than they need in the first place?
     
  12. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Trevor, Your flies arrived in todays mail. Very nicely done.

    Desmond, as an ex-accountant I had several clients that thought paying the IRS was like having a bank account. After a couple years I finally convinced them to change their W-4 and put the money in an interest bearing account. They are much happier now, and I'm retired.

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  13. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Some very nice flies from Warren Perry were in my mailbox this afternoon. Nicely done, as always, Warren.

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    VEE handed me her ties for the swap just a few minutes ago. I guess the big advatage to being married to the swapmeister is the savings on postage. She doesn't get to see the flies until I shoot the pictures though. Fair is fair.

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  15. mike doughty

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    mine are done just need to put them in the mail. they will be out by the end of the week.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Mike. looking forward to seeing your bugs.

    REE
     
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    Hey Ron, my flies are finished and I will have them in the mail either Monday, or if I am fishin, Tuesday. This Marysville-Rockport commute makes it tough to get to the PO, lol
     
  18. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Davey, I understand completely.

    Mike, your package arrived today, but there was just some toe tags and reeeeeeeeally tiny beads in the box. Oh, wait. Vickie just got out the 20X magnifer and there are flies attached to those beads. Hope you guys have some 20X tippet laying around.

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  19. Desmond Wiles

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    Hey Ron, I've got my size 20's done. If you don't mind, I'd like to send them with my flies for the marathon swap, I expect to finish those up tonight so everthing will be in the mail no later than Wednesday. I can wait to get my 20's until the first week of May when you send out the marthon flies.
     
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    Desmond, sounds good to me. Was just about to post a reminder to all those with flies still sitting on their bench that time is starting to get close on this one. About time to drop them in the mail.

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