This swap is open to all tyers that have 10 years experience tying or less. As it is a marathon swap, it does require a bit more of a commitment than usual. There will be a monthly swap during the months of October, November, January, February, March, and April. If you sign up for the swap, you are signing up for all of them. Notice that we are taking a break for December. Everyone usually gets pretty busy with the holidays. Instead of tying a mess of swap flies that month we’ll do a one fly per swapper tying contest, theme to be announced later, with prizes for 1st, 2d and 3d places. The flies we’ll be tying each month are listed below. October - Nymphs November - Wet Flies December - Tying Contest January - Streamers February - Dries March - Terrestrials April - Cripples/Emergers The swap is limited to 12 tiers, first 12 are in, any after that can be put on a call list in case anyone has to drop out. Those things do happen. Everyone will send in a set of 12 flies each month, that way you get one of your own back to make a complete swap set. As usual I will be tying a bonus fly for each category so you’ll be getting 13 flies a month! The first set of flies will be due to me not later than October 31st and on the last day of every swap month after that. That is an "in my hand" date, not an "in the mail" date. Mail your flies in a crush proof container (Altoids tins work well, as do small Plano compartmented boxes) with each fly toe tagged with your name (Screen Name and Real Name) and the name of the fly. You can include the recipe on the toe tag if you wish, or supply it on the bulletin board. Also include a SASE or postage for return shipping. It’s also a good idea to put your name and mailing address on your container in case the post office has a malfunction and your container gets separated from the envelope. A lot of the swap communication is done by e-mail so make sure I get your e-mail addy. I’ll be photographing the flies each month and posting them on the site in the Fly Swaps Section. This is a great way to improve tying skills and fill your boxes for the next season as well. Sign up will stay open until we have the swap filled at 12 or October 5th, whichever comes around first. Here’s my e-mail and snail mail addy. Ron Eagle Elk [email protected] 8717 Whitewood Loop SE Yelm, WA 98597 1. Mark Ritari - . 2. Anyfish* - Emergers are in. 3. Roadhog* Emergers are in-. 4. Ned and Jane* - Emergers are in. 5. James Mello - . 6. DDS - Emergers are in.