Soft-hackle swap?

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  1. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    I'm in the mood to tie up some soft hackles and thought I'd host another swap.

    This one is for any type of soft hackle trout pattern: traditional spiders; flymphs; or other collar-style hackle patterns intended to be fished subsurface.

    Let's stick with using feathers for the hackle, not crosscut rabbit strips or other furs sometimes tied collar-style.

    Open to a dozen tyers with a deadline of February 1.

    Anyone takers?

    K
     
  2. mr trout

    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    I'm in.
     
  3. halcyon

    halcyon Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!!!

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    I'm in. :thumb:
    I will tie a Cataloochee Lady Spider (traditional soft hackle)

    regards,
     
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    SpokaneFisherman Member

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    I'm in. Just gotta figure out what I want to tie.
     
  5. Wayne Jordan

    Wayne Jordan Active Member

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    Count me in with an olive S.H. lightning bug
     
  6. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    I'm in. Don't have a pattern in mind yet, but i'll come up with one soon. ;)
     
  7. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Me too... I'm in, but I'll have to figure out a pattern to tie up ;)
     
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    Flyn'dutchman Member

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    I'm in. March Brown Spider. Have worked great on the lakes. One of my hunting friends brought me a young hun skin so I have nice small partriage hackles to work with.
     
  9. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    8 Tyers confirmed, 4 spots still open.

    K
     
  10. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    How about I join with an Olive Willy?

    Willie
     
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    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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  12. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Ten in, two seats left.

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  13. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

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  14. mr trout

    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    Does that mean Mike is in for three?:p :rofl: :confused:
     
  15. Stephen Rice

    Stephen Rice Senior Member

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    If there are any spots left you can count me in. if not I can be a standby. I tie a mean March Brown Flynymph and best of all it's Tried and true. It's one of the first patterns I learned to tie.
     
  16. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    and me makes twelve and we're officially closed.

    I'll post details here next week.

    K
     
  17. Mike Etgen

    Mike Etgen Not Quite A Luddite, But Can See One From Here

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    Kent...

    Good swap idea.

    I've been kind of out of the loop lately and would have signed up for this swap if I'd seen it soon enough, as I really enjoy tying soft-hackles. If you end up with a dropout and no one else has asked, let me know and I'll be happy to fill a spot.
     
  18. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Since Mike's a fellow Pastafarian, I'll make an exception and this'll be a baker's dozen swap. Since I don't hear any objections, it's official!

    Plan on tying 12 flies, one for everyone else in the swap except yourself.

    K
     
  19. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

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  20. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Here's the ground rules for the swap.

    1. Mark Wednesday, February 1, 2006, on your calendars as the date for me to RECEIVE your flies. The further you are from Seattle, the more time you should allow for snail mail to get here from wherever you are. Better yet, tie your flies early and send 'em as soon as you're finished.

    2. Attach a toe tag to each of your flies with your name and the name of your fly. A narrow strip of paper with the fly stuck into one end seems to work best. Please avoid using little pre-cut tags with strings or adhesive labels that you attach to each fly. From experience, if they come off in transit, I end up getting a bunch of loose flies and tags that I've gotta reattach. Also, please avoid big tags. At least one person will send their flies in a little tiny fly box or Altoid tin which will make stuffing your big tag into that tiny space a challenge.

    3. With thirteen tyers, tie one for everyone else except youself. Although there are thirteen tyers, you'll get twelve flies back at the end of the swap.
    Place your flies in a crush-proof container (a cheap plastic fly box, an Altoid tin or a plastic VHS tape case all work great).

    4. Mail your container in a padded or sturdy clasp envelope. If you must send your flies in a box, please include an address label I can put on the box or an envelope.

    Please include the correct return postage or a couple of bucks.

    If you don't send both return postage AND a self addressed envelope it may delay getting flies back to you. I'll let you know if one or both are missing and will hold on to your flies until you send postage or an envelope.

    5. Mail your flies to:

    Kent Lufkin
    c/o L2D Design
    13343 Bel-Red Road
    Bellevue, WA 98005

    6. I'll divide up the flies on Thursday, February 2 and mail 'em back out to you. You don't have to wait until the end of January to send 'em in. If everyone gets their flies in early then I can send 'em out early and the swap doesn't have to come to a screetching halt while one or two guys are frantically tying the day before the deadline.

    7. If you've got to pull out of the swap for some unforeseen reason, PLEASE let us know by posting to this thread as soon as possible. Things change in life and it's OK if you've gotta focus on something else instead. But a little advance notice will go a long way and keep me from having to track you down the day before the deadline.

    8. Primary communication will be by this thread. I'll add posts from time to time to see how we're all doing as the deadline draws closer and will send email or PMs to any laggards.

    Otherwise, thanks for joining in the swap - I can't wait to see your flies.

    K
     

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