Swap EXPERTS FLY SWAP (INVITATION ONLY) Size 20 or less

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by BOBLAWLESS, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. gotchasr

    gotchasr Member

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    I got mine, too. I'll post the pics tomorrow night. Nice flies guys!!
     
  2. BOBLAWLESS

    BOBLAWLESS New Member

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    Somethin's up, Fortuna. All boxes were counted several times and all had a dozen inside, even the guy's box who only sent in eleven (I gave him one of my gifts). Some guys did not label their flies and there was not much I could do about that.

    Your box might have been opened by a postal terrorist who pinched a few. Damn terrorists; the're everywhere. Maybe a little note to the Postal Service? This has happened before I think.

    I did make a few sheckles on the postage; I wrote it off to wear and tear, gas and time spent.

    I am so happy to have these tiny flies in my arsenal and I wish to thank all of the particiapants. Those who said they would but didn't, well, that's just more water under the bridge.

    Bob, the Permanently Retired Swampenfurher.:thumb
     
  3. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    I got twelve flies but just nine patterns - several were duplicates :-D
     
  4. BOBLAWLESS

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    Fortuna:

    That's because not all 12 sign ups came through with their promise. We only had nine entrants, thus nine fly patterns. After the nine were distributed, the rest were dished out as fairly as possible.

    Sorry, but it was not my fault.

    Bob, the PERMANENTLY retired swap host.:professor
     
  5. Stephen Rice

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    I got mine too! man those are some Sweet flies I can wait to use them, heck there almost to nice to use!
    Steve
     
  6. gotchasr

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    The photos have been uploaded. I'm sure Chris will have them on the site soon.:thumb
     
  7. Wazoo

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    The flies are sweeeett!! Nice work by everyone. Now that I have gotten use to tying those little babies - #14s look sooo big.

    Lets get back with success stories if we have dare to actually use such nice looking flies.

    Wazoo
     
  8. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    FWIW, I don't ever fish any of the flies I get in swaps. Not so much because they're too pretty but because I keep 'em as reference patterns - something to look at when I'm tying something similar and need to be inspired. Kinda like having a book of patterns except these are real.