It's a really good game Steve, don't now why it died off? Someone starts a thread for the month with a theme, people post flies they tie, someone wins & gets to start the next one & pick the theme! Easier than a swap, no postage & the end of the month is the end of the month!
it's an informal tying contest. Someone starts the salon and picks a theme, then people submit photos of their fly/flies that match said theme. At the end of the month, the person who started the salon picks their favorite, and the winner gets to pick the next month's theme. It's fun!