The more the merrier, I need someone who is knowledgable in fly swaps to give the basic instructions as I have never been in one before, let alone set one up. Is there a maximum number of participants?
I have put on a fly swap before and participated in several. Usually You have any where from 4 to 15 guys in the swap I like 6 to 8 guys so you don't have to hurry to tie your flies you can take your time and make a quality fly. What happens is if there are 6 people in the swap each person mails 6 identical flies to the swap master then he seperates them giving every one 1 fly from every person in the swap that way you get six different carp flies. Then of course the swap master mails the flies back to everyone in the swap. The swap makes it so you get six different flies from every one and get to see new carp patterns and flies that other people use. I don't think I am going to be the swap master but I will join the swap count me in.:thumb
OK, rather than some "swap-master" (Real carp thugz call him M.C. Swap Meet) incurring all the expense of postage, lets meet at the FFF/Fidalgo/YRFF booth on a designated Saturday or Sunday next week at "The Fly Fishing Show" at a certain time. Shows open from like 10-6. Regardless, it would be cool to meet some carp thugz.
Streams are made for the wise man to contemplate and fools to pass by.
(Sir Izaak Walton)
I won't be able to make it to the FFS either but what you can do to avoid the swap master paying for postage is everyone in the swap sends postage with there flies so they can be returned with that postage rather then the swap master paying for it. Just a suggestion.
Maybe all of us carpers could start yet another group, Team Carp, or something to that affect. Right now I am a long distance member. We should change our signatures something carp related...I sneak my rod onto the golf course so I can get my carp high....