Swap Holiday face to face fly swap

kelvin

Active Member
#1
I know it is early but they are coming and lets face it some of us spend more time on here than with our families
So why not get together trade some flies and see some people demo their favorite patterns, raise a glass of holiday cheer, have some food,smoke a stoggie,
what the hell bring the family too
like a WFF holiday get together...

we all get busy that time of year so lets start now
I know I like the holidays because they are a day off I can go fishing
winter steelhead
blackmouth
rezzies
searuns
the most wonderful time of the year


I was thinking 20 tiers
ten flies each
five of your favorite pattern to tie
5 of the one you catch the most fish on
exchange five of each pattern with two other people
or some kinda secret fly fishing santa thing

event will be held at All About The Fly


Flies are due Saturday December 4th
location will be All About the Fly 212 East Main Street Monroe WA 98296
360-863-1833

who's in ?

1-Kelvin
2-Flybill
3-scottflycst
4-Chef
5-constructeur
6-Mumbles ( to be voted out of the swap at a later date)
7- Colton Rogers
8- Paul Norton
9-Dryflylarry
10-Steve Saville
11-bugwhippersnapper
12-Eric Tarcha
13- Islander- Camo Careys and Lady in Red
14- Richard Torres
15- david.schepers
16-Banzai
17-bennysbuddy
18-
19-
20-
 

Chef

New Member
#2
Great idea. Maybe we can go out and eat or perhaps a pot luck or something like that. Food, drinking a little, fun and tying.
 

flybill

Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!
#3
I'm interested and can ask my friend the fly shop owner if we could do this at his place! Count me in!
 

kelvin

Active Member
#7
Kelvin,

Are you thinking along the lines of a "white elephant" exchange?

Now that would be interesting...
Not really white elephant unless thats a fly you tie...
more along the lines of your favorite fly to tie and you can demo it for us
and the fly you you catch the most fish on
if they are one and the same tie 10 of them
If not tie 5 of one
and 5 of the other

you in?
then one person in the swap will get one set of 5
and another person will get the other five
that way we can have 20 or more people in the swap and each of us only ties 10 flies
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#10
Kelvin, tentatively interested base on date/time/location. It does not have to be close to me, just has to fall on a favorable date. Great idea! I don't even mind that Flybill will be there. I'll gladly demonstrate ten things not to do when tying flies.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#12
I don't want to be the driving force. I'll work whatever the group wants into my schedule. I was really just trying to stir it up so that a date/time/location could be tossed around. I just want to blend in...
 

flybill

Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!
#13
Kelvin, tentatively interested base on date/time/location. It does not have to be close to me, just has to fall on a favorable date. Great idea! I don't even mind that Flybill will be there. I'll gladly demonstrate ten things not to do when tying flies.
Ed just say you're in
we will work it all out for ya
PM me some dates that work
Kelvin.. can we vote whether Ed joins or not?? :clown:

Ed, you demo 10 things not to do.. and I'll demo another 10! Oh wait, now people might find out I'm not perfect.. how will they handle that!?!? :cool:
 
#14
I vote Ed comes and shares his demo with us. I'm hoping with the knowledge gained from that I'll finally be able to do with out the large box of bandaids on my tying bench! Heck It might even lower my health ins. premiums!! WOW this is going to be GREAT.
More coffee please.
 

kelvin

Active Member
#15
I vote Ed comes and shares his demo with us. I'm hoping with the knowledge gained from that I'll finally be able to do with out the large box of bandaids on my tying bench! Heck It might even lower my health ins. premiums!! WOW this is going to be GREAT.
More coffee please.
Mumbles never realized you were so popular
I just thought as the guy who started these face to face swaps you should be included

It's looking more like I should pick a day you can't do it and schedule it for then

I am working on finding a place to do this and then I will pick a date
anyone know a place let me know