Carp Fly Swap?

#1
With all the interest in carp fishing on this board, I might put together a carp fly swap. I have never done one before, but thought this would be a unique idea to pursue. Is anyone interested?

~Ryan
 

Roper

Idiot Savant
#5
Of course I'm in! Humor is simply a requirement for all fishing subjects in my book.

Roper,

Tie me, Fly me, Whip me, Strip me.
 
#6
Sounds sweet. How does a fly swap work? Is it a trade thing, like 1:1 or does the hot dog fly get 1:3? This is kind of a dumb question to ask so send me a private email with some instructions.

Sparse

Streams are made for the wise man to contemplate and fools to pass by.
(Sir Izaak Walton)
 
#8
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?

~Ryan
 
#9
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

fly15
 
#10
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.

Sparse

Streams are made for the wise man to contemplate and fools to pass by.
(Sir Izaak Walton)
 
#11
I really wish I could but I am out in New Mexico right now. I spend my time between NM and Washington, and usually get up there in the summer months.

~Ryan
 

Roper

Idiot Savant
#12
Yo, yo, yo...Sparse, you've been watching too much MTV...! And the FFS opens at "like 9:00, dude". I hear a Denny's Grand Slam calling before the show...

Roper,

Carpe Carpio
 
#13
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.

fly15
 
#14
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....

~Ryan
 
#15
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This sounds like great fun. I'm in.
I know you guys won't be able to keep your hands off of my hot dog, spit, and the brand new sausage fly.
These flies are also great conversation pieces.
Out
RMB