Trick or Treat for Chum Dog Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Kerfwappie, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Kerfwappie

    Kerfwappie Member

    I'd like to propose a trick or treat swap for Chum flies. Tie whatever fly, hopefully tried and true, you think would entice a Chum Dog to bite. I'm thinking 10 people tying, 2 flies for each tier for a total of 20. Rules are simple: All flies are due October 31st. Any flies that are late will be "returned to sender" and their share of flies will be returned to the tiers. All flies need to be accompanied with a SASE. Other details will be covered after we fill up. I'll post photos of the flies when we're done. If there's anything I missed, let me know.

    1. Kerfwappie -Chartreuse Gotcha -Finished
    2. Zack Dudley -Chum Candy -Received
    3. Mumbles -"The Precious" -Received
    4.
    5. Chris Johnson -Received
    6. Daconil -Received
    7. David Schepers -Received
    8. Kelvin -Received
    9. Constructeur -Received
    10. Eric Tarcha
     
  2. Zack Dudley

    Zack Dudley Take em'

    I'll throw my hat into the ring here, it'll be my first swap, but ill do a chum candy fly.
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Kerf, I'll jump in if permitted. I will not mail them, but will track you down and hand them over and then after all are in will do the same to collect my share. You know I'm not down with the post man! I have a couple flies that I've tied that catch chum. One is a bit unorthodox, but catches them none the less.
     
  4. Kerfwappie

    Kerfwappie Member

    Thanks guys! I gotcha down. Mumbles, I'm sure I'll hook up with you somewhere.
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Cool swapmeister, gracias! Want two of a single pattern per or two different patterns? I'm up for either way and now I'm even more stoked for some chum. Still hoping to dance with more coho, but when the time is right I'm up for some chum for sure.
     
  6. Zack Dudley

    Zack Dudley Take em'

    i was thinking of doing the same pattern in different colors..
     
  7. Kerfwappie

    Kerfwappie Member

    It's all up to you. I'm easy. You can mix them up or tie two of the same. It's all good. I'm thinking I might tie two different patterns.
     
  8. Zack Dudley

    Zack Dudley Take em'

    alrighty that works for me.
     
  9. Arthur Vakulchik

    Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

    I think i can get into this, would you prefer it to be salt water or fresh or both?

    Arthur
     
  10. Kerfwappie

    Kerfwappie Member

    Hey Arthur, Welcome aboard. I was thinking estuaries myself. But a freshwater patterns would be welcomed.
    Eric
     
  11. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Eric, one of my patterns that I learned last year and had ridiculous success on the chums was a fly called "The Precious". Cougar97 posted the fly photos, sent me the pattern and posted several of his success stories using it. That got me intrigued. For chum it is a bit unorthodox, but it will end up putting your knots, leader, line and rod to the stress test. My other pattern may be a variation of the same or something less unexpected.

    Anyone who ties should be getting into this swap. You've got to have a bunch of flies to play with chum, they like to destroy what they hit.
     
  12. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

    Well I couldn't get my swap going, so I'll jump in yours, if I can. Also, what is SASE?
     
  13. Trevor Thorp

    Trevor Thorp Happy to be home in the NW

    I'm in.

    Chris.
    SASE = Self Addressed Stamped Envelope

    I wonder how much postage we need for 24 flies? Some weighted, some not.
     
  14. Kerfwappie

    Kerfwappie Member

    I used an old VCR case for sending my flies, and if I remember right I used 6 "Forever" stamps on it...or was it 8?

    "The Precious", that's just what I'm hoping for...flies that produce.
    Eric
     
  15. if you dont mind i would like to get in on this
     
  16. Zack Dudley

    Zack Dudley Take em'

    Kerf, i was wondering if i could swap my flies with you eye to eye instead of in the mail, i live in port orchard and should be going to the shooting range on friday. ill let you know
     
  17. Arthur Vakulchik

    Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

    I think ill tye some kind of a hornet for one fly and maybe some kind of leach or something of my own creation for the second one.
     
  18. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    still room?
     
  19. Kerfwappie

    Kerfwappie Member

    Absolutely Kelvin. Hop in.
     
  20. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore