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Hey everyone,

I ran a swap this past summer and loved it. I got some great patterns and made a few new friends in the process. With work and crappy weather limiting my days on the water this time of year, I've been spending more time on the vise and thought it would be a good time for another swap. I fell in love with soft hackle flies last summer, so I propose a swap focused on those. I don't want to be too restrictive, though, so any wet fly pattern designed for a swinging presentation will do. Here are a few ideas for the rules (all of which are negotiable):
  • Any soft hackle or other wet fly pattern designed for moving freshwater
  • 5-10 participants
  • 2-3 patterns per tier, depending on total number of participants
  • 2x each pattern
  • Due date end of winter (March 1st?)
Let me know if you're interested!

Steve
 

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Hoping for the same Rob (20 - 30 flies). As I read it, I took it to being (for 5 tiers) as 3 patterns per tier, 2 flies per tier per pattern (minus yourself). So, 3x2x4 = 24 flies. If there are 10 participants, I would guess it would be dropped down to 2 patterns per tier, and 2 flies per tier per pattern, so 2x2x9 = 36 flies. Is this correct @SeattleFarq?

If you are tying a soft hackle without a wing (Partridge & Orange, e.g.), 18 of those shouldn't take too long. If you are tying a winged wet, and are as anal retentive as I am, one fly (at least the winged portion) might take you an extra 5 minutes per fly, which is considerable when you multiply by 18.

I'm into tying the winged wets right now though, so I am in as long as we set the max at 36 flies. Over that and I think I might have to pass. Maybe we can get some clarification today. I would also be fine with 3 patterns with only 1 fly, so 3x1x9 = 27 (assuming 10 tiers).

Anyone interested in Parmechene Bells, Trout (Fontinalis) Fins, or similar color schemes? Or are we more interested in bug representatives? I want you all to get these baby's wet (possible poor choice of wording...), so I don't want to tie a bunch of flies that are going to sit around in a box cause they are too off the wall or too colorful.
 

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Hoping for the same Rob (20 - 30 flies). As I read it, I took it to being (for 5 tiers) as 3 patterns per tier, 2 flies per tier per pattern (minus yourself). So, 3x2x4 = 24 flies. If there are 10 participants, I would guess it would be dropped down to 2 patterns per tier, and 2 flies per tier per pattern, so 2x2x9 = 36 flies. Is this correct @SeattleFarq?

If you are tying a soft hackle without a wing (Partridge & Orange, e.g.), 18 of those shouldn't take too long. If you are tying a winged wet, and are as anal retentive as I am, one fly (at least the winged portion) might take you an extra 5 minutes per fly, which is considerable when you multiply by 18.

I'm into tying the winged wets right now though, so I am in as long as we set the max at 36 flies. Over that and I think I might have to pass. Maybe we can get some clarification today. I would also be fine with 3 patterns with only 1 fly, so 3x1x9 = 27 (assuming 10 tiers).

Anyone interested in Parmechene Bells, Trout (Fontinalis) Fins, or similar color schemes? Or are we more interested in bug representatives? I want you all to get these baby's wet (possible poor choice of wording...), so I don't want to tie a bunch of flies that are going to sit around in a box cause they are too off the wall or too colorful.
There was a guy trying to start up a married wing swap a couple of years ago. He only had two people sign up.

I'd get in this swap but don't want to tie that many flies up.
 
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