Youse guys hit the jackpot this month. Our buddy Randy Diefert has been busy at the vise. Not one, not two, but three streamers from Randy, and mighty fine ties they are, arrived at my mail box this afternoon.
The noon post brought flies in from Bob Ellis and Andrew. A double, now that's a treat.
So far we have flies in from Andrew, Dylon DePaulo, VEE, Warren Perry, Randy Diefert, ICConrad, Jesse James and Bob Ellis.
Last I heard Theron DePaulo, Matt Grunewald and Doug had mailed their flies, Jim Williamson was working on his, Dan Soltau was looking for more hooks to finish his up. No word from Leaky Tiki. LT, you out there, Buddy?
I've already photographed the ones that are in. The pics look pretty good.
I bought the Canon EOS-10D, I replaced my 15 year old 35 mm EOS...cool thing is my lenses (310-70, 70-35, and 40-28) all fit the new body! I love when companies don't change their mounting platforms! I have a porter cable router that my grandfather bought in the 60's, the motor is history, however, the base fits the new router motors!
Can't wait to see these streamers...I might be heading to Omak in a month which I heard is a "streamer gig".
Thanks Ron!...and yes it was an easy sale, but when she saw the final price I was running for 'cover'!
Just dropped mine off at my local Post office. You should get 'em tomorrow or Monday at the latest.
I'll give Douger a call tonight as I think he said he mailed his in long ago. I'll make sure he didnt forget.
Sorry about your bad back. When your back hurts you can't even sit and tie flies without it hurting. Hope your better soon. Sounds like everybody made it with their flies before the deadline way to go swappers. Can't wait to see what is in the goodie bag this month. Thanks for being the swapmeister Ron.
Say, you said you had a lot of the model railroad ballast left over from your Cased Caddis project, Could you put a little in my return package I would really like to try out that pattern. I am doing a "life cycle" caddis collection for the Spokane Flyfishers club raffle in March. Your cased Caddis would be a great addition to that set. :thumb:
Thanks jesse clark
Jesse, No problelm on the ballast. I'll include a little of each color so you can do your own mixing. That's the fly your all getting when we get to the nymph part of the swap. When I tie them, I tie a bunch.