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Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Ron Eagle Elk, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Beginners "When all else fails, I use this fly" swap

    THIS SWAP IS FULL

    Okay Gang, we all have those flies that we always trust to change a skunk to a successful fishing trip. That's what we're tying for this one. Yeah, I know, I'm asking you to give away your secret flies, but who better to give them to than the fine folks here at WFF.

    As usual, you should be tying less than, let's say, 2 years. This swap is open to any type of fly, dry, streamer, nymph, emerger, what ever.

    Sign up will close on June 25th or when we have a bakers dozen of tyers. (For you really young folks, that's 13). Which ever comes first. Flies will be due to me, not in the mail by, but due to me, on July 26th. That gives us a month of tying to get ready.

    As usual, I'll have a bonus fly in there that is one of my favorites, though not as simple to tie as the last two.

    This will be the last beginners swap I'll be running until September. We should be out fishing as much as possible for the rest of the season.

    Sign up quick then get to tying.

    Oops, My bad! I forgot to post the address.

    Mail your flies in a crush proof container to:



    So far we have

    Vickie Eagle Elk (imagine that)
    Grizzly 6 (ties a nice stimulator, I've fished them)
    Just Learning (Don't let the name fool you, good tyer)
    Lady Bug (My better half, VEE says Hi)
    Griswald (Welcome back for another round)
    Madison Angler (Glad to have you in)
    Jaws (Looking forward to seeing some more of your work)
    BarFly (His flies from the last swap were top notch)
    Flip (Lots of folks from the last swap want to know how to rig their tube flies, for this swap, they gotta have hooks.)
    Last Call (missed you on the last swap, Buddy.)
    CaddisCaster (Welcome aboard)
    Icconrad (Welcome to the swap)
    Stokes (Back for another round also.)

    The swap is full, unless I miscounted.

    Ron Eagle Elk
     
  2. Vickie Eagle Elk

    Vickie Eagle Elk New Member

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    Sign me up!! :)
    VEE
     
  3. Warren Perry

    Warren Perry Grizzly 6

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    Ron

    I'm not really a beginner but I am certainly no expert Can I get in on this one?

    I will tie a foam bodied stimulator (like the one we used on the Deschutes)

    Warren
     
  4. Greg Gilliland

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  5. LadyBug

    LadyBug New Member

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    Okay...here we go...I was impressed with the bugs from the last swap...I want some too!!!
    Count me in. :D

    LB


    The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it's you.
     
  6. Flip

    Flip The dumb kid

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    what would it be without me?

    tied down clousers, a bakers dozen, on your doorstep in 5 days =)
     
  7. Griswald

    Griswald a.k.a. Griswald

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    Ron,
    I would love to participate! I will let you know what I am tyin shortly.
    FLIES from 1st Beginner's swap were awesome!

    Best,
    Griswald
     
  8. LeakyTiki

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    Hell, if Flip is tyin, I have LOTS of time to get mine in:rofl
    Just kidding, as much as I want in this swap, I will step aside and let others join.

    BTW ....I'll just pilfer Lady Bugs fly box when hers get here
    Peace,
    LT:beer2
     
  9. Dan Soltau

    Dan Soltau New Member

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    I may not be a beginner, but if youll allow me I like to donate. Thankyou, good swap.
     
  10. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Count me in! This will help me speed up my production. I'm keeping the pattern a secret so fellow swapees will be surprised. Can't hardly wait to get that package in the mail and be surprised myself!
    Lady Bug, I'm in love with your avatar image! (The big one seen in your profile...small image doesn't do it justice). What a hottie! (Don't let Leaky Tiki steal these flies...make him pay!)
    :7

    Jimbo

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  11. Dylan D

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    REE -
    I'm in!! Ready for the next one. You know from my previous flies that there's no question about my tying prowess, or lack thereof. ;)
     
  12. Flip

    Flip The dumb kid

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    LT you need to watch yourself lol, i fell asleep in andys swap... so dont remind me. ive never had a problem in rons swaps. and besides, im mailing the flys tomorrow morning, so i dont see that they will be late

    hey ron, fill in the gaps please

    Ron Eagle Elk
    8717 whitewood loop
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    thats all i can remember rofl.:+
     
  13. lastcall

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    I want in this time. I missed out on #2 (did't even see the post until after the swap was filled). I will get my flies to you on time I promise, so please, please, please with a cherry on top, let me in.

    I personally do not have a go to fly for thoes times that I am skunked. My memory is to short to remember what fly worked for me the last time, or else I have to many different flies in the old fly box (boxes). I will take sugestions (help please) or will tie a favorite scrounged from a web site, magazine or book.

    lastcall

    Ed Dahl
     
  14. Scott Rethke

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    I am in to get some sort of nymphs tied for you.

    Scott
     
  15. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    CaddisCaster, your in as are those above you. That puts us at 11 tiers. Two slots still open. Leaky Tiki, you sure you don't want in?

    REE