Swap Pink Salmon Fly Swap

#1
Anyone out there want to do a Pink Salmon fly swap? I've never hosted one but would be willing if there are eleven others to make an even dozen. If there is interest, I'll do it.
 

sean_k

Active Member
#3
I'd be interested I have no idea of what to tie other than a pink fly due to the fact that I haven't been lucky enough to be in WA on odd years. But I will do some research on flys and find a pattern that will hopefully be successful.
 
#4
I think the patterns I tie would work in salt or fresh water though I am primarily a salt water fisherman since I live near the Sound. I have a couple of pretty productive patterns, one for sure that I have been able to morph into my own creation that has yielded nearly 100 pinks during the past two runs. I'd like to see what other people have been successful with, hence the fly swap.
 
#5
I'm in, even if you get less than a dozen tiers still do it. It will be great seeing some other patterns. Here's the one that slays them on the Whidbey beaches. Of course when they're running, just about anything slays them. :thumb:
 
#6
Okay. That's what I'm talkin' about. Let's get this thing started. I could even go for six people. What I have in mind is that we take about a month and create our flies. The Pinks won't be here for a couple of months. In the meantime, I'll search out some small containers and have them weighed for postage and then get back to anyone who wants to get in. That way, you can just send stamps along with your flies and address, I'll colllect, box, and ship out the end products. What do you think?
 

sean_k

Active Member
#7
Okay. That's what I'm talkin' about. Let's get this thing started. I could even go for six people. What I have in mind is that we take about a month and create our flies. The Pinks won't be here for a couple of months. In the meantime, I'll search out some small containers and have them weighed for postage and then get back to anyone who wants to get in. That way, you can just send stamps along with your flies and address, I'll colllect, box, and ship out the end products. What do you think?
Steve most of the time people in the swap send their flys to the swap meister in a fly box thats tucked inside a padded onvelope, also enclosed is usually a SASE for the return postage so there is no cost to the meister for holding the swap. Also this is a good read on how a swap should work and run efficently. http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/showthread.php?t=55870&highlight=swaps
 
#8
Thanks for the info. SInce I've never done a swap, I'll take you advise. I am trying to scare up some interest in this swap. It may be a bit early but time flies when you're having fun, so they say and I'm going to be out of town in late June so I'd like to get it done, providing there is interest.
 
#9
Okay. Let's do this. Send me a PM if you are in for the swap. The first twelve are in or less if not enough are interested. I'd like your flies by June 1st. That gives you plenty of time to tie and mail and plenty of time to get them back before the fish are here.
 
#14
I'll jump in on this one. I haven't fished for pinks yet, but plan to as much as possible this year. I'll do some research and come up with something fun and pink!