Courtesy for a Fly Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by dryflylarry, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I think it might be good to remind people that joining a fly swap, or hosting a fly swap comes with a responsibility to have the flies tied on time and in to the swapmeister on schedule. Furthermore, if you are the swapmeister, it is important and responsible to get them out to the participates in a timely manner. Thanks for letting me bitch! Now go tie... :ray1: :p
     
  2. Zach M

    Zach M Because I floss so hard

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    yeah connor...... :p
     
  3. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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  4. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    twinlakesleach MurkyLurker

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    I TOTALLY agree!!! And this should also go with the Swapmeister following through and posting the pictures in the Gallery. Everyone has a digital camera these days...

    Do you hear this Scott Keith?? In regards to the SRC Swap that was held MONTHS ago..

    The Winter Trout Swap Connor???

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  7. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Thanks for your support Twinlakesleach. Frankly, the lateness and "slackmanship" has put a damper on my desire to enter more swaps. Perhaps we should initiate a "HONORARY NO SLACKER TIERS" category... :)
     
  8. twinlakesleach

    twinlakesleach MurkyLurker

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    DryFlyLarry,

    You hit the nail on the head for me exactly!! I have kinda lost interest in joining or hosting any swaps for the same reason. It seems like there is a group of members on here that are really good at hosting a swap and also good at following the rules when joining a swap. Then there is the "other" group that just kinda makes you lose all interest.

    I like your idea on the "HONORARY NO SLACKER TIERS" category. Something has to change and it has to start somewhere...

    Just my 2 cents.

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  9. steeli

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    Seems like some type of no slacker's category could be in order.
    I've hosted several swaps and about a third worked out just fine. The other 2/3rd finds one or two tyers late, late, late even with reminders and P.m's late.
    Life happens, and from time to time stuff comes up. If you're late, at least fess up what's up and why, but dont' leave everyone hung out wondering what's up.
    I agree this could be draining enthusium for serious tyers who can use a calendar.
     
  10. Mike Wilson

    Mike Wilson Yakbowbw

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    I participated in three swaps last year and felt the experience was great. However, it appears that some of the swaps going on now are really having some trouble getting the requirements met. Larry, your calebaetis fly swap last year was awesome..... we still need to hook up to go fishing on the peninsula.
     
  11. Keaten LaBrel

    Keaten LaBrel Formerly Tyinbugs

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    I agree with all of you guys...i may be somewhat new to the board and have only been a part of 2 swaps and I'm hosting a streamer swap now. the first swap i was apart of (Winter steelhead swap) was awesome, all the patterns were great and cameron did a great job hosting it (thanks!!). The second swap (the Skwala swap) for some reason is taking about a month to get the flies after the deadline, and still haven't got them! (seriously connor wtf???). I joined the skwala swap thinking that i'd be able to try out each of the patterns during this year's hatch, which has now started here...but the way its going it looks like i'll have to wait till next year!!! If you're gonna be a FLAKE don't join a swap...or better yet don't host one!!!
     
  12. twinlakesleach

    twinlakesleach MurkyLurker

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    I got tired of joining swaps and then having to wait for 1-4 weeks to get your flies!!! This seems to be a pattern for some swapmeisters. I just don't understand. STICK WITH THE DEADLINE AND MAIL THE FLIES OUT!!!!! It is plain RUDE to make everyone else wait just because someone does not know how to read a calendar. I have no problem giving everyone an extra day or maybe 2, but any longer than that is uncalled for. The deadline is there for a reason.
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  13. steve s

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    I agree with you Larry but at the same time, I'm one of the worst offenders. I always go into a swap thinking that I'll tie them all in one sitting and end up only tying half a dozen. Then I get an invite for a few days on the peninsula and we're leaving in three days, so I start tying for that. I get back from the trip still amped and inspired to tie some new flies. I keep thinking that I've gotta get the swap flies tied but figure that I've still got two weeks 'til their due. I tell myself that I've gotta get the flies tied this week but the wife has different ideas and I've been tying and fishing for the past two weeks straight she says. Next thing I know, flies are due tomorrow and I'm up tie three in the tying some crappy blue marabous.
    Usually, I get the flies in on time but it's on the last day but my last few swaps have been late. It's time to lay off the swaps for a bit.

    steve
     
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    twinlakesleach MurkyLurker

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    I have to ask. How hard is it to really tie on average 12 flies??? I signed up for the Mini Trout Marathon Swap. That is 12 flies for 5 months for a total of 60 flies - 5 different patterns. I sat down on a Saturday and tied them ALL, and still managed to do some things around the house. I had them in the mail on Monday. It is not that hard to tie any flies for a swap and meet the deadline - even with "honey do's", work, play, & fishing (last time i checked there is not too much night time fly fishing going on!) IT ALL HAS TO DO WITH YOUR PRIORITIES. The way i look at it, if you even think for a moment that you may not be able to make a deadline for a swap - DON'T SIGN UP.

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  15. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    I totally agree. I feel like joining a swap is a exercise in a man's ethics....follow the code!! Be on time, put forth a good effort, and make a nice toe tag! and for god sakes, don't host one if you can't handle it. A few recent experiences has soured me on some swapmiesters for sure.

    there must be a problem with the USPS out of Moses Lake......