Tax Day Fly Swap II

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Ron Eagle Elk, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    This Swap is Now Closed

    Anyone up for an open, tiers choice, swap. Limit is 12 tiers including me, any style or size, flies due to me by April 15th. Flies will be mailed out to you on April 16th so the in my hand deadline is for real. Mail your flies in a suitable crushproof container (Altoids tins work well), include a self addressed stamped envelope for the return trip or a little cash to cover the postage.

    Any takers?

    I tend to communicate as much as possible by e-mail so make sure I get your current e-mail addy.

    So far we have:

    1. REE-Flies In
    2. VEE-Flies In
    3. Randy Diefert-Flies In
    4. Flyn' Dutchman-Flies In
    5. Islander-Flies In
    6. Mike Doughty-Flies In
    7. FlyTying6-Flies In
    8. Jesse James-Mailed
    9. wbodger-Flies In
    10. RiverDog-Flies In
    11. Steve S.-Flies In
    12. Cranny-Flies In

  2. Randy Diefert

    Randy Diefert aka: Longears

    I'm in Ron.
    Randy Diefert
  3. Flyn'dutchman

    Flyn'dutchman Member

    I'm in. How many patterns, one or two?
  4. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

    Count me in.
  5. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Looks like we're off to a running start. One pattern, no more than 12 flies of your choice. I like to send one of your own flies back to you so you get a complete set of the swap flies, that's why the 12 flies. Less if we don't fill to 12.

    So far we have me, Randy, Flyin Dutchman, and last but not least Mike. Good start with some fine tiers.

  6. Islander

    Islander Steve

    I'm game, if you don't mind a rookie.
  7. Jeff Phillips

    Jeff Phillips member

    Count me in.
  8. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Welcome Aboard Islander and Flytying6. My wife just informed me that she wants to play too. That makes 7 so far, five slots still open.

  9. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

    I'd like to join in as well, got room for another learner?
  10. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

    I already got my tax return and bought a pontoon boat with it :thumb: :thumb:
    Can I still join? ;)
    Count me in.
    jesse clark
  11. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member


    Hmmmmmm, an early filer? Since you bought a toon with your refund, I guess your still eligible. Yup, VEE said she wouldn't make anymore streamside latte's if I didn't let you in. Glad to have you aboard. What kind of 'toon did you get?

  12. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

    So, I see that Jesse made it in and I didn't? :(

    OK, I can tie up some decent flies, I'm not a total learner. Please!!
  13. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

    Thanks to Vickie for letting me play.
    Ron the Silverbow flyshop had two 2004 Outcast fishcats they were closing out. My son John and I were able to get them at a hefty discount. :thumb: :thumb:
    It is a nice craft I have used it on the Grande Ronde and the local lakes so far. It is a big step up from my float tube. I am really enjoying it.
    jesse clark
  14. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member


    My apologies, I hadn't had my first triple latte yet when I read the board this morning and missed your post. Of course your in. That is if you haven't filed your tax return yet, or plan on spending a portion of your refund on fly fishing stuff. Either way your welcome, and glad to have you.

    Jesse, Those Fishcats are nice boats. As I mentioned, I just ordered a nine footer. Should be here Wednesday of next week.

    Only three slots left, folks. Let's get in here and fill this one up.

  15. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

    Are midges o.k. or is there even much need for midges over there?
  16. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member


    Yup, midges are fine. The choice of fly is up to the tier. I usually encourage folks to tie flies they fish. Getting a really pretty fly is nice, but one that some else uses and has confiddence in is even better in my book. I also don't think a swap should break anyone's budget so if you have materials around that meet your need, use them instead of buying something especially for the swap (unless you need to tell the wife that you need something for this swap your in, then go ahead).

  17. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

    I'm definately not short of materials i just didn't know if midges were a needed fly in wash.
  18. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Mike, Yup, I fish midges a lot. Though getting the really small one on a tippet is proving to be something of a problem at this stage of life.

  19. riverdog

    riverdog Member

    If it's still open, count me in.

  20. steve s

    steve s Member

    Count me in, not sure what I'll tie yet but it'll be something good.

    Steve S