Swap Mini Marathon Trout swap (2014)

riseform

Active Member
#1
It has been five years since one of these was done and I thought I'd see if there is any interest.

I'm having my kitchen remodeled and will head to Vegas for a conference in January, so I figured I'd further complicate my life by offering to host a marathon swap.

I participated in the last marathon swap (2009) and found it to be an enjoyable way to pass the winter months. It is a great way to fill your box with options for the upcoming trout season and it's like a mini Christmas each month when the flies arrive. As you know, we have some amazing talent on this board.

Mail in, so as not to exclude people from distant locations, but if a face to face is ultimately desired I can probably host a final gathering in Cle elum for a day on the Yak (flows permitting).

I propose following past guidelines with a due date on the 28th of each month, starting in January, over a five month marathon.

SWAP CLOSED. Flies will be photographed for the gallery. I'll be strict about arrival dates, but late flies can reluctantly be included with the next batch (please don't do this to me).

January......Nymphs
February.....Streamers
March........Small to medium dries/emergers
April..........Terrestrials/large dries
May...........Freestyle

At the end, everyone can vote for an MVP (prize to be determined, my treat with no charge to participants).

JANUARY : NYMPHS (completed) http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18844

FEBRUARY: STREAMERS (completed) http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18846

MARCH: DRIES/EMERGERS (completed: minus 1) http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18847

APRIL: TERRESTRIALS/LARGE DRIES (completed: minus 2)http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18853

MAY: FREESTYLE: (completed: minus 2)


SWAP CLOSED
 

Rob Ast

Active Member
#5
Normally i'd be all over this, but I've got a busy few months coming up and doubt I could meet the requirements. Good luck.
 

Thomas Williams

Habitual Line Stepper
#6
Ok I think I'm out. I'm stationed overseas and my mail system is unpredictable. I don't wanna make anyone wait. Some things show up fast while others seem to be lost in a container somewhere for awhile.


"Only when the last tree has been felled, the last river poisoned and the last fish caught, man will know that he cannot eat money.
 

riseform

Active Member
#7
Normally i'd be all over this, but I've got a busy few months coming up and doubt I could meet the requirements. Good luck.
Ok I think I'm out. I'm stationed overseas and my mail system is unpredictable.

On a serious note, thank you both for the interest. Rob, your ties in the last marathon were great.

I'll see if this gains any interest over the next 10-14 days. Given the demands of the swap, I don't think it'll be worth anyone's time unless we get up to 10 participants.
 
#8
Count me in. Like Ron I have never been in one of these Marathon Swaps and I'm look'n forward to it. The possibility of ending the swap with a face to face on the Yakama sounds like fun.​
 

sean_k

Active Member
#13
Two flys would work for me, as long as there is no more than say seven tiers. Swapmeisters decision and I'll be ok with what ever decision he makes.


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