Swap The "I Keep 'Em All" Fly Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Mike Etgen, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Sourdoughs

    Sourdoughs -Marc Chapman, icthyoantagonist

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    Hey, Mike. I'll contribute to the Salt selection as well, then.

    Let me know 1) How many Renegades, 2) How many Salt flies?
     
  2. Ben Waldschmidt

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    Mike,

    I can tie up as many speys as you need me to. I have all kinds of time (and have plenty already tied, that I could just send you, too).

    Or if Daconil wants to split it and we each do six, that could work.
     
  3. Trevor Thorp

    Trevor Thorp Happy to be home in the NW

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    I have one tied so far. We are arifying at work the next three weeks, so I am going to be rather busy. I will keep you posted as I progress.
     
  4. Ned Wright

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    I could come up with 4 trout flies. I don't do any saltwater or spey fishing, so I would be just guessing.
     
  5. Rob Ast

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    I will plan on 2 trout flies and one salt fly, can do more if needed

    Rob
     
  6. Big E

    Big E Active Member

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    I've got 4 woven flies done and 2 salt.

    Please PM address.
     
  7. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I'll send one each of all groups from previous swaps I've been in giving proper recognition for the tiers plus a couple of more that I tied with humble hands.<img src="http://www.pic4ever.com/images/www_MyEmoticons_com__fishing.gif" border="0" >
     
  8. Mike Etgen

    Mike Etgen Not Quite A Luddite, But Can See One From Here

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    Okay...seems we're trending more to the trout flies, so let's make one last adjustment to the targets and look at these numbers:

    1 offering of 24 trout flies. Final.

    1 offering of 12 salt flies - could go to 18 or 24, depending.

    1 offering of 6 spey flies - could go to 12, depending.

    Based on the responses, I'm figuring the following in the trout column:

    2 Renegades from Sourdoughs, 4 various from Mumbles, 4 woven flies from Big_E, 2 TBD from Rob Ast, 4 North County Spiders from Ron Eagle Elk, 2 Stimulators from Warren Perry, 4 TBD from Ned Wright. Need 2 more.

    For the Salt collection:

    2 Clousers from Warren Perry; 2 TBD from Big_E, 1 from Rob Ast. If I can get 2 from Sourdough, that leaves only 5 salt flies needed for a package of 12. If some of the other respondents really want to go for more salt flies, maybe we can bump that offering to 18 or 24 also. You guys have already been way generous.

    Ben, if you're willing to send in four Speys, maybe Daconcil can come up with two more and that package would be set at six. If you're really into Speys and can tie up a variety, I can see where we could bump that package to 12.

    My address:

    Mike and Carol Etgen
    225 Verona Court SW
    Port Orchard, WA 98367


    Hopefully, I'll have some information from Carol's board meeting tomorrow night regarding the possibility of allowing outside bidders.

    I'm still interested in some or all of you sending in something written with one or more of your flies - how you use it, how you developed it if original, the recipe, etc. I'de love to be able to compile something like that to make the packages a bit more personal and identify a real person with their act of generosity.

    Daryle - take a look at the tallies above and feel free to add 2 more to fill in the trout package or 3 or 4 salt flies, or even something in the Spey style, if you're into those. Thanks.
     
  9. Kerfwappie

    Kerfwappie Member

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    I'll tie a Beadhead Prince, Extended Leech, Ultra Shrimp, a few Euphasiid's and an Epoxy Sandlance.
    Eric
     
  10. Big E

    Big E Active Member

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    My two salt flies are a chum baby and surf candy
     
  11. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Mike,

    In the mail in the AM. Bailie's Black Spider, Pheasant Tail and Furnace Spider, Pritt's Water Cricket, Blue Eared and Dun Spider, Peacock and Starling Spider, Partridge and Orange (Tied old style), Snipe and Purple, and Iron Blue Dun.

    Thanks for letting us help out a worthy cause.

    REE
     
  12. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Mike, mine should hit the mail in the morning too.
     
  13. Mike Etgen

    Mike Etgen Not Quite A Luddite, But Can See One From Here

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    It's been a long day, guys, but I've got feedback from last night on outside bidding at the October 16th event. First of all, the Board is jazzed about the support you guys have offered. Second, they'd be happy to set up a proxy bidding system for as many board members as can be present (that's fifteen) so that as many as fifteen outside individuals could be represented. I understand that this would be sort of along the lines of Ebay. Bidders not present would submit minimum and maximum bids...the proxy reps would track the auctions, each representing an outside bidder, entering bids as the auction progressed. Make sense?

    I'm still making this up as I go, but if we want to encourage bidders, we have a likely population right here on WFF. If you all are okay with that, we can wait until we get these offerings set up, then publicize it on the Events board and see where it goes. If we find we have serious interest, we'll have to establish a method for getting commitments from bidders, including a min-max bid. If we get more than fifteen - and depending on an okay from the board - we may be able to round up extra proxies.

    Ben Waldschmidt has PM'd me with an offer of discounted fly boxes for these collections, and I'll be contacting him following this note.

    Some of you have already been far more generous than was required. Based on the posts from the last day or so, we are going to have an ample supply of drop-dead beautiful flies, and likely enough to probably make the salt group a package of two dozen, like the trout. Anyway, I'll sort 'em out as they arrive and keep you posted. If I have extras - it looks like I might - please advise if you'd like any back. Or, maybe I'll just make up some "grab bags" and send a few different flies back to random contributors.

    Thanks again for the response. The Board of KCDVTF totally appreciates your enthusiasm and support.
     
  14. Mike Etgen

    Mike Etgen Not Quite A Luddite, But Can See One From Here

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    First flies arrived today from some "Sorry Excuse For A Member." Wow - great flies, and a great many, too, sir!

    Let's figure a way to get your box back to you sometime in the near future - maybe we can plan a way to meet up somewhere next week. It would do me good to talk to someone who has actually done some fishing in the recent past.


    Ron's flies were received yesterday. Definitely keepers all the way - beautiful and unique trout flies. Thanks, Ron, for the quality and quantity. I've saved your address from the mailer (have yours, too, Mumbles) and will make sure you all receive a note of appreciation, even as I know your generosity had nothing to do with being recognized.

    :thumb:
     
  15. Ned Wright

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    I haven't gotten to the flies yet thanks to a plumbing problem.... When do you want them in?

    I am planning on some classic dry flies. Nothing exotic, but very fishable.

    Ned