Swap Soft-hackle swap?

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
mr trout
Wayne Jordan
James Mello
Willy Bodger
John Hicks
Mike Doughty
Stephen Rice
and me makes twelve and we're officially closed.

I'll post details here next week.


Mike Etgen

Not Quite A Luddite, But Can See One From Here

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.

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
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.


Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
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.


Mike Etgen

Not Quite A Luddite, But Can See One From Here

Got your PM and really appreciate you stretching the rules for me. I'm leaning towards Preston's Cutthroat Spider as depicted in Les Johnson's book, but can tie something more troutish if appropriate.


Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!!!
My flies are tied and ready to mail but I will wait until after the Christmas post office lines before sending off.