Swap Big foam fly swap!!!

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Sloan Craven, May 10, 2006.

  1. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

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    Allright, we got 10. We should close this out I think.

    Looking to put together a swap kind of like Mikes for the summer, but with a twist. Basically, bigger foam flies for the bigger trout. I'm also looking to experiment a little with foam and see what other guys and gals come up with. Stoneflies, Hoppers, Beetles, Chernobyl Ant, Salmon flies, new inventions.
    We're shooting for the end of June. 1 pattern each. The only rule is that they need to have some foam in them. Don't need to be an expert for foam....

    I might include a special prize for the the best or most outrageous or most-likely-to-put-a-trout-into-a-state-of-shock to be voted on by all participants.

    Here's the unsavory characters involved:

    Me
    Chadk
    Absolute Hog
    RandyKnapp
    James Mello
    Don Stracener
    Nick M
    Southpaw 22
    Mritari
    mike doughty
     
  2. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    I'm interested, but would need til the end of June or early July.
     
  3. Nick Riggs

    Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    I'm in.
     
  4. Randy Knapp

    Randy Knapp Active Member

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    I'd be up for this but would also like no earlier than late June.

    Randy
     
  5. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

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    End of June is good. I'll figure out an address as the date gets closer and I figure out where I'll be at that time. ( I travel a lot for research in the summer).
     
  6. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Do me up badman.... I will do the pink lady finger....
     
  7. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

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    I could bring in a whole lot of low brow references right now. But I'm not going to.
     
  8. Don Stracener

    Don Stracener New Member

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    Hey I'll join IN... End of June is good for me.
     
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    If there's room for a beginner, I'd like to join. I have yet to do a swap so I'm guessing you mean send in flies by end of June?
     
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    i would like join if thats okay. have great patterns for yak and montana rivers.
     
  11. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

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    Allright we got eight. Nice...
    Do people want to do one or two patterns a piece?
     
  12. Mark Ritari

    Mark Ritari Trouthunter

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    im down if theres any room left
     
  13. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

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    Allright, one more. THen I think we need to close it out.
     
  14. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

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    how big are we talking about
     
  15. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

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    GO BIG OR GO HOME.
    As big as you want.....:thumb:
    By big I mean foam flies aren't going to be size 16 or 18, I would imagine.... but someone now is going to come up with the exception to the rule just to prove me wrong.
    But do what ever blows your hair back.