So, this isn't really a swap, but now that I have your attention... My wife is a board member of the Kitsap County Domestic Violence Task Force (KCDVTF), http://www.kcdvtf.org/ and on October 16th, the organization is having its annual "Summit" or workshop, including a silent auction for fund-raising. The funds support DV awareness and educational activities. At a recent meeting, a male member suggested that it would be nice to have some "guy items" available for the auction, and my wife immediately volunteered that she has a mate who ties flies. So, I'm on the hook for something, no pun intended. Now, my flies are serviceable but nothing special, and I got to thinking about the talent represented by WFF, not to mention the diversity, and this got me to wondering... If I set a theme (as we do in the fly swaps) and could find a half a dozen to a dozen tiers willing to each donate a fly or two, we could make up a pretty impressive package, or two, for the auction. I'd spring for a nice fly box or two (suggestions welcome) and perhaps we could identify the contributors as "Best of washingtonflyfishing.com" I'm not trying to duck this myself, but I've noticed that the WFF regulars are pretty good about getting behind good causes, and this is one. A handful of my own shabby flies would pale beside some of those that this group could turn out. So, here's my initial thought: I'd like to be able, at a minimum, to present KCDVTF with two selections. One would be something like "Trout Traditionals" since flyfishing is so often associated with trout, and a second might be "Best of WFF." If we start out with a goal of 24 flies (2 dozen total, one dozen per offering), then I'd like twelve (at two each) or twenty-four (at a single fly each) tyers to volunteer to provide one to two flies. A little "extra" that a tyer might offer would be the recipe, and/or a little piece about how you developed, or use the fly, and why it means something special to you, if it does. Something to personalize it a little... I'll play the role of swapmeister in the sense that I'll manage the thing and keep us current on who's doing what - the usual stuff. I'll do the gallery thing if that helps. I'd like to encourage residents of Kitsap County to step up on this one, and I'd give you all priority, since it's your community. Female contributors would be pretty cool, too. If I had enough volunteers, maybe one of the selections could be something like "The Best of WFF's Women Anglers." I'd like good-looking flies, of course. It's only one or two. Oh - if someone feels moved to offer something else - speak right up. I'm also open to suggestions if there's a better way to do this, or to title the fly groups, or different themes, since I don't claim to be very imaginative. The event, as noted above, is October 16th, so I'd like everything in by the 9th.