Mini-Marathon Trout Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Ned Wright, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Connor H

    Connor H Bobbers n Beadz

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    Do you have a real preference for what we tie??? I have some sweet scuds but I don't know what the deal is for the whole nymph thing... I am set for streamers, dries, and the freestyle deal though.
     
  2. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    i would like to join if there is a spot available...
     
  3. Ned Wright

    Ned Wright New Member

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    That makes 11, one more spot.

    If it doesn't fill by Sunday night we will stop at 11 and I will send out directions.

    Welcome Eric and Richard
     
  4. Ned Wright

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    Connor,

    I would consider scuds to be close enough to nymphs. Looking forward to seeing the flies.

    And no, I have no preferences and don't need to know what you are tying. If we get two of the same, it will be a good sign that it is a useful pattern.

    Ned
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Ned, I'm not claiming the last spot just yet. I've been in a bunch of swaps and think I'd like this one a lot...but it is a long committment and I have anti-committment syndrome! If no one else comes forward by Sunday night's closing deadline, then fill that spot with me. I've fished all those types of flies and sure could use some new patterns tried and tested by those who I wish to call my peers. Ed
     
  6. Ned Wright

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    Sounds good Ed, we will let fate tells us whether you are in or out.....
     
  7. Richard Torres

    Richard Torres Active Member

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    Ed:

    It's not anti-committment syndrome, it's called FLY TIERS IMPULSE, along the lines (no pun intended) of buyers impulse.

    Richard
     
  8. sharpshooter223

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    would you mind if i were to send both january and february's flies in the same shipment?
     
  9. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Richard, i'm a new tier. I've entered a bunch of swaps since I've joined and started tying. I've taken a class, tie as much as possible and like the deadlines and pressure of tying something nice for others. I've just been in a bunch here recently. Call it what you want, sounds like a great swap but for me it is hard to predict what I might be doing in two, three or four months. So for now just consider me the "I'll do it if no one else takes that last spot" guy. Ed
     
  10. Ned Wright

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    Hello sharpshooter,

    I have no problem with you sending two lots in one, just wondering how you want to deal with the logistics.

    They would have to be in by the 25th of Jan, so that your Jan flies can go back to everyone else. At that point would you want me to hold off and send your Jan and Feb return flies at the end of feb or would you send two different containers for return shipment?

    As you guys will see soon enough I have pretty tight instructions on shipping flies (cheapish fly box in a small postal container, toetags, return label, etc) I have my own opinions on how things work best in a swap.... Run a few in the past and a tight ship is easier to sail....

    Let me know what you are thinking and we can discuss...

    Ned
     
  11. riseform

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    I'll help Mumbles wriggle off the hook. Count on a shop vac, Sheila sculpin, DOA dun, foam back emerger and undoubtedly another streamer.
     
  12. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Cool, thanks riseform. I bet this will be an awesome swap.
     
  13. Ned Wright

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    That does it! We are full.

    Mumbles, if you are interested we can call it a baker's dozen. Let me know quickly so that I can give out concise directions.

    As soon as I hear from Ed and get the time to write up instructions (w/pictures) we will be off.

    I will be a picky miester with high expectation (double whips and cement please) and then we can all really enjoy the result untill the alder/willow gods taketh away....

    Ned
     
  14. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Ned, but I'll pass on this one. I keep committed to swaps one or two flies at a time. Best of luck to all. I've benefited from flies from several of your tying group, they are great. I'm sure the picky meister will also post photos for all to enjoy!!

    Twenty eight posts in this thread and you guys are not tying yet...crack that whip, er whip finisher and get 'em rolling.
     
  15. Richard Torres

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    No insult intended here on my part Ed.
    I think it's awesome that you are getting into it. I myself am trying this swap deal for the first time.
    Although i've been tying off and on for about 10 years now, I still find myself a novice because there are always new techniques that come around.

    It's when you start tying the old Atlantic Salmon flies with regularity, you can genuinely say that "you're good at it", and i'm far from that!

    Richard