Fontinalis' flies made it here today from over the river and through the woods (the Mississippi and Rockies, respectively). Still have a few that should be rolling in. I'll start posting pics with the screen names associated; not everyone toe-tagged their flies, so this'll let everyone know who tied what. Again, thanks everyone for playing.
Rob, thanks for keeping me honest. I meant to post an update earlier, but things have been busy. Some more time at work, and my girlfriend got to come home all last week before going to Iraq for work. And dealing with a sick puppy. I will admit that I went fishing this past Sunday; you know, for health reasons. Anyway, this is where we stand:
Flies I have right now:
1. Fontinalis- Wiggle Stoneflies
2. Jon (Mountain Trout??)- Thorne River Emerger
3. Rob Ast- Peacock and Starling Flymph
4. Mayfly Aviator- Cheeseman's Emerger
5. Zen Leecher- Drunken Dragon
6. Ben Guss- Pink Reverse Spider
7. Chad Lewis- Fan Wing Adams
That leaves Blake Harmon and LD I haven't received flies from. If you fellas would please let me know where you stand I'd appreciate it. If you can't send flies, that's okay. If I haven't heard from Blake and LD by Friday, I'll send what I have. Pics to follow....
Fan Wing Adams- Chad Lewis
Cheeseman's Emerger- Mayfly Aviator
Thorne River Emerger- Mountain Trout
Peacock and Starling Flymph- Rob Ast
Wiggle Stone- S Fontinalis
Drunken Dragon- Zen Leecher
Double Knudson Spider- Ben Guss
A couple of fellas were thoughtful enough to tie some additional flies for me. I really appreciate that. I think I'm gonna forward those flies to everyone, since we ended up a couple short. Thanks to Rob Ast and Mountain Trout for your generosity. And thanks to everyone for participating. I'll be getting the flies in the mail shortly.
Okay, I get it now All of you tied extras for me- thank you very much. Rob Ast and Mountain Trout tied an additional pattern altogether; these are the "extras" that I'm forwarding to everyone. Strong work guys! So everyone should have nine unique flies. Again, thanks to everyone for playing. Looking forward to posting some fish pics with your fly in its mouth.
Here's the pattern for the Fan Wing Adams. If you wanna tie more than a few, get the BIG bag of mallard flank feathers. Very few of them will be the right size and shape to work.
Rob and Mtn trout, I'm hooking you guys up with some more flies from my boxes so you two also have nine. The buggy looking dry fly is called a Daddysnatcher (don't ask me, it must be a British or Scottish thing), and the orange nymph is a October Caddis fly that's been good for me.
Wow I completely failed on this swap guys, I apologize. My clueless ass didn't even realize it was a go. Sorry about the fail, Its the first time and it wont happen again. Tight lines everybody, those are some good looking flies.