Swap Beginners

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
Ron, Just winding up a work marathon with a few therapeutic SRC hunting sessions to keep from "going postal." Would sit down in front of my vice and feel just like Nicholson with writer's block in "The Shining."
Only have 8 hours work scheduled for the rest of this week...leaves time/energy for tying and more fishing!
I'll get on mine, and seeing as how I mainly fish for SRC, they will be my current (funny how it seems to change over time) "go to" estuary SRC pattern.
Gotta go get that yardscapin' out of the way!

My favorite dropper pattern... going in the mail today!
LB :thumb

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it's you.
Some nicely tied and appropriatly named flies arrived from Lady Bug in the afternoon mail. Being the swapmeister is cool, I get to see the flies first. Your gonna be happy with these for sure.

Howdy Swappers,

Some nice flies from Caddis Caster arrived today, safe and sound. Nicely tied Caddis.

With the deadlline looming ever closer we have 6 tiers who have their flies in. Caddis Caster, Lady Bug, Madison Angler, Grizzly 6, Vickie Eagle Elk, and first in was Icconrad.

The flies are getting better with every swap, but then that's the idea isn't it?

Have fun, fish when you get the chance, but don't miss the deadline.

The afternoon mail is so nice to get. LastCall's flies arrived this afternoon. Nice looking flies, but you don't get to see 'em until the swap is over. Even my wife has to wait until the day I mail the flies out to see her share of the swap flies.
I don't know if I'll be the last one, but I'm hoping to get mine in the mail tomorrow, or Thursday at the latest.

Work and out of town weekends killed my plan of getting these in early. 10 of them are tied...just need to finish up.
Cool, more flies headed my way and soon to be your way.

Flip, are you still out there? I seem to remember something about 5 days, hmm? All that coffee must be affecting my memory.


If Flip beats you in you'll never live it down. Looking forward to seeing everyones flies. So far there is a nice assortment, a little something for everyone.

In by e-mail from Flip. He has been in Montana fishing for the last month and will only be in the area for three days before moving to Alaska. He is basically out of the swap. I'll do one of two things with the extra flies, divy them up among the swap members as best I can or keep them and fish them. Your choice, let me know.



a.k.a. Griswald
My vote is for you to keep the extra's (you can keep my extra's for your effort)

My just went into the mail this morning. They are G.R.Beadhead hare's ears-size 14.
Thanks again for organizing this swap! I apologize if some of my flies are not great, but I have a new 1 month old son and also a 2 and a half year old son, so time is tight! But I love these swaps.