Swap Early Spring Midge Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by steeli, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Jim Speaker

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    Well, we are 10 days past the extended deadline... doesn't matter so much to me though. I'd probly mail em Friday at the latest if I were the swapmeister.

    Thanks Eric. Yep, back to weekend fishing for me - gotta pay the bills.

    -j
     
  2. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I don't care We can be late once in a while. DaryleH
     
  3. steeli

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    Hey Ron,wasn't referring to you at all....not to worry. As an update, Ribka responded to my PM just yesterday and indicates his flies hit the mail last Thursday 3/11. With long distance mail from east side of state to west hopefully should arrive today/tomorrow (then again I don't know postal mailing time averages.) I've got all the rest divided up and ready to fly. Just the one more set.
    Got to fish this weekend, so will mail them Friday AM irregardless.
     
  4. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    got my flies today, great job guys!
     
  5. Zach M

    Zach M Because I floss so hard

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    good flies guys the epozy buzzers look awesome
     
  6. Jim Speaker

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    Awesome stuff! I can't wait to fish 'em...
     
  7. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    let me know it they catch zach

    Like I said in the beginning some buzzers from over the pond, don't know if the bugs are the same here
     
  8. steeli

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    Great ties by everyone!

    Unfortunately, our lone tyer never did send theirs in....Friday, on my way out town for a weekend flyfish trip I made an out of the way trip to the Post Office to drop the packages at their doorstep mailbox. I was hoping the special trip would get them to you faster and by the weekend. (Good trip by the way...Lots of tight lines)

    Hey Ron, unfortunately your pre addressed postage paid envelope got mailed back to me with full 'postage due' written on it. I called the post office this morning and they said it's due to the date of March 7th on the label, the date it must be used. If you want to talk with you PO, I'm going to put both the envelopes you sent in a new envelope and add stamps to get to you. They'll be on the way to you today, Monday.

    With the couple delays in the swap, our digital camera took off with the wife and is now flying around the east coast. I intended to have all the flies received and pics posted before her departure. I've got all our flies on my desk and once the wife's home with camera, I'll be shooting and posting pics.
     
  9. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Nice job everyone, got mine today
     
  10. Jim Speaker

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    Yeah Ron, that's crap... an expiration date on your money? Ripoff. I was a little surprised when my postal guy gave me stamps instead of a metered sticker. Glad now, I suppose - sorry to learn from your bad experience. Again, great flies guys! I'm humbled.
     
  11. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I can post pictures, let Chris know
     
  12. steeli

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    Thanks Daryl, I'll let you know. Camera is home tonight and I'd haven't posted in the past but would like go throught the steps of posting. If I hit any glitches, I still might take ya up on the offer.
     
  13. steeli

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    Ok....last night I tried, but quickly discovered our camera can't zoom in, focus and take a picture of a #18 midge pupa. I'm no camera expert. I could probably take pics of some nice big steeli flies fine, but the detail on a small midge was way too fuzzy.
    Daryl, if you can take and post pics, great!
     
  14. Daryle Holmstrom

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    Still have the box in front of me, will do
     
  15. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Photos are up gentlemen.