Swap Spring Chironomid-Midge Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by steeli, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    what I need to do
     
  2. steeli

    steeli Active Member

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    The fun of e-communicating...

    In my attempts to simplify, think might have made it more confusing for some; hopefully not all.
    My intent was myself and 8 other tyers (total of 9); see the original post listing all of the tyers.
    I'm aware if you have 9 tyers, no need for 9, but 8 since most don't need their own returned, that's why I inted just 8 double sets complete.

    From earlier, "Responding to your question, there'd actually be nine tiers including myself. Didn't think the need to mail back your own patterns since you know what they are; thus the eight flies/2 each."

    There's obviously been some confusion and in the future I'll go the old route of everyone sending complete sets with the presumption you know you'll get one of your own sets back.
    I hope everyone understands now there's a total of 9 tyers, not 8.
    (As of today, total of 7 ready to mail back out...waiting for 2 more)

    I'm not sure if others got this, but don't want anyone to feel they were robbed.
    If needed I will personally add the extras flies.
     
  3. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    I think in your numbering include yourself next time
    thats what I looked at
    the number on the first post (8)
    and did one less

    I will put another 2 flies in the mail tomorrow will that add up?
     
  4. steeli

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    Thanks, but don't worry about it Kelvin.
    It might be a mute point; I think one other set is in the mail now, but another tyer despite PM's seems to be missing in action.
    In other words we might get 7 or 8 sets anyway.
    If need be I'll cover slack.

    This Sunday/Monday I'll be making the photos for posting, splitting them up, and mailing them back.
     
  5. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    My flies are not toe tagged, but they will be easy for everyone to know they are mine, because they are exactly what I said I would tie originally. If that doesn't work, mine are the size 14 chironomids tied on scud hooks with a copper bead, white antron gills out the top of the bead, peacock herl collar, one pattern is black bodied with red ribbing and the other is a chromy with red ribbing. They are on their way, and they are on time.

    Ira..
     
  6. kelvin

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    I just mailed two more to you this morning
     
  7. steeli

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    Thanks Kelvin, received and will be included.
    Thanks for the additional postage...

    Speaking of which, Upsfisher, did you throw in postage?
    I think all your flies got here fine , but there was a big 1" tear hole in the envelope which looked pretty mangled itself.
    Maybe you didn't know, but try to remember to pad and container you flies next time.
    Also, I need a complete addresse in order for me to make up an envelope and return to you.
    The PO guy needs a complete address or will not go through...
     
  8. steeli

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    Everyone's going to like the flies they get!
    I was just sorting them all out today and think you'll like the variety and great quality of them!
     
  9. pfournier

    pfournier Do it outside!

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    Well all I know is that mine were killer at lone sunday!
     
  10. Camo Clad Warrior

    Camo Clad Warrior Tight Lines and Screaming Reels!

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    Cant wait to give them a try....
     
  11. Kirk Singleton

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    when do you think you will get them out??????? Its like x-mas for me!
     
  12. steeli

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    Got to get a couple envelopes and over to the post office yet.
    They'll be in the mail tomorrow; possibly by tonight.
     
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    Kirk Singleton Capt Kirk

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    got mine today, they look good! Now I need to find a lake to try them out.
     
  14. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    I would like to personally apologize that my flies will not be part of this batch. I mailed them out on Saturday but something happened with how they were scanned and they were returned to me on Monday. I told steeli to not worry about waiting for mine if he thought it better to just turn them around as soon as possible. I still have them all tied if anyone wants to chime in on second swap. I know these are tried and true patterns and on my two fly rig up they are always the two flies I start with.

    Sorry again guys.

    Ira..
     
  15. Camo Clad Warrior

    Camo Clad Warrior Tight Lines and Screaming Reels!

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    Well I recieved my package and was very pleased. Everyone tied great patterns. i cant wait to try them out.