Hi all. I've seen several "Beginners" fly swaps here. I tried to get in on 2 or 3, but was always too late...always beat out by a fellow "beginner" who's already submitted flies in 42 other "beginner" fly swaps over a 3 year time span. I'm just wondering when a person stops being considered a "beginner". Half those flies look like they're tied by certified Orvis tying instructors. Ok, these comments are intended in fun, only because I'm jealous due to my sloooowww learning curve, but nonetheless. SO....I'd like to do a 1st Timer's swap. If you've EVER submitted flies in a swap before...FORGEDDABOUDIT!!! If you've ever sold flies before...FORGEDDABOUDIT!!! If you're a certified Orvis Tying Instructor or have any fly-tying books authored by you...FORGEDDAB....ok you get the point. If you think you tie one UGLY-ass fly, then I want you! In fact let's rename this the "Ugly-Ass Fly Swap"...uhhh on second thought maybe that won't fly. So 1st Timer's Swap it is. The idea, of course is to draw out the hidden talent of our true beginners who've been intimidated by the quasi-beginners. I do, in all seriousness expect some great flies, except mine, which more than likely, will truly be ugly...even as ugly as my first wife. Oooohhh. So let's have it. Who wants in? I'm one. If one of the oldtimers (REE?) wants to take on the swapmeister role, you can most certainly have it (PLEEEAAASE?). If not, I'll take it on. I'm pretty good at organizing stuff, I just suck at tying flies. Ready, set, go!