2006-07 Beginner/Intermediate Anti-Shack Nasty Marathon Fly Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Ron Eagle Elk, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    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
    roneagleelk@comcast.net
    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.
     
  2. Shawn MD

    Shawn MD a.k.a. Riverfisher99

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    Not sure if it is full yet or not, but would it be a bad idea for this to be a first swap? Especially considering I have just barely started tying? It sounds like a great time, I just would hate to take up a spot from someone who ties better flies.


    Shawn
     
  3. I 1ur|<0r J00

    I 1ur|<0r J00 New Member

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    :thumb: Sounds fun, I'm in. If there's still room
     
  4. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Shaw MD and the other guy, your both in, in fact you have the first two slots.

    We get raw beginners to some pretty experienced intermediate tiers in this swap, and every one is welcome. Great way to improve your tying skills.

    REE
     
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    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Looks like Shawn had to drop out due to an out of state commitment. So far it's just my buddy, I 1url<0r J00. C'mon folks, let's fill this puppy up.

    REE
     
  6. Dylan D

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    REE - I can't do it this year due to work commitments, but certainly would if I could. I had a great time and my tying improved dramatically in the last 2 years of this swap.

    For anyone considering it, this is a first-class swap, I highly recommend it.
     
  7. Mark Ritari

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    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Hay Mark,

    Welcome aboard. Hopefully this will fill soon. It's been a good swap in the past few years.

    REE
     
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    Mulligan Stephen Mull

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    James St. Clair stclairj

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    Count me in Ron. Thanks!
     
  11. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Stclairj,

    Glad to have you in this one.

    REE
     
  12. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Hey Folks,

    I'm leaving in the morning to go hassle some trout on the Selway and Lochsa. Won't be back till October 1st. See ya when I get back.

    REE
     
  13. gmbjr

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    well i guess this would be great 1st swap for me to get into so count me in. are we needing to post what we're sending in each month so no duplicates or just tying up what we like and sending em in?


    Gary
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  14. Anyfish

    Anyfish Fishing with the kids

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    Ron:

    I had a great time last year. If there is room, I will join in as well.
     
  15. roadhog

    roadhog professional freight relocator

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    hey ron count me in if theres still room. been looking foward to this one for a couple months now!!! gridkid1@yahoo.com thanx roadhog:thumb: