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Troutman
12-18-2009, 12:06 PM
Anyone interested? Dry fly, nymphs, wolly buggers, clousers, carp flies, panfish. whats your pleasure?

rgp759
12-18-2009, 01:20 PM
Count me in on it for a dry and a nymph.

Bob

Speck Lover
12-18-2009, 01:46 PM
Since I'm a newbie to the forum and an old dude to boot, what's your criteria and procedure for the New Year Fly Swap? I'm good for something, I just don't know what yet. :confused:

Troutman
12-18-2009, 02:54 PM
Thought I would throw out the idea and see if maybe 5-6 tiers would like to do a swap so how about this...

Trout flies
2 flies, 1 favorite dry and 1 favorite nymph.
Flies due by Feb. 1st 2010
packaged with toe tags and shipped to me with return shipping for a prompt return.

1. Troutman > Adams Variant-Flashback Hare's ear Tied
2. RGP759 > Bloody Butt Caddis- Tellico nymph Received
3. Kytroutbum Received
4. GrouseMan77 > Stimulator-Pat's Nymph Received
5. Flyfishjeep > Para Adams- Splitback nymph Received

send me an email at gltroutman@gmail dot com
for my address when ready to ship flies. Thanks

Speck Lover
12-18-2009, 03:50 PM
Troutman,

That works for me. E-mail me or post your shipping address and I'm good to go. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

GrouseMan77
12-18-2009, 04:52 PM
Interested. By when do we need to name what we are tying?

Troutman
12-20-2009, 07:15 PM
you can name your flies anytime but would like to have everyones listed by Jan. 1st.

Any one else want to join in for the new years swap?

Speck Lover
12-20-2009, 08:16 PM
I'll tie the following two flies:

Dry: Size 14 Thunderhead
Nymph: Size 14 Secret Weapon

Kytroutbum
12-21-2009, 08:22 AM
Add me! I'll post my flies later.

GrouseMan77
12-21-2009, 10:16 AM
Dry: Stimulator
Nymph: Pat's nymph

Troutman
12-21-2009, 10:23 AM
Need one more tyer for this swap!

Flyfishjeep
12-23-2009, 01:43 PM
I will fill the void!
Now I just need to remember how to tie...

I will do the split back nymph
and a para adams. I may switch the dry fly, it just depends on what stuff I have in my desk.

Thanks Troutman for being the Meister!

Merry Christmas!!

Troutman
12-23-2009, 03:47 PM
Thanks guys, the swap is full now so tie 5 dry flies and 5 nymphs. email for the addy.

rgp759
12-27-2009, 09:18 AM
I have mine tied up and ready to go. The nymph is a #14 tellico and the dry is a #14 bloody butt caddis.

Troutman - Sent you an email for the shipping address.

Bob

Troutman
12-29-2009, 11:04 PM
Dave (Speck Lover) has contacted me and needs to withdraw from the new years swap at this time. Would anyone else like to join by New Years Day?

GrouseMan77
12-31-2009, 08:08 AM
I finished up my nymphs last night and will get started on the stimulators this weekend.

What about Byron filling the void with some of those small mouth flies? :p

Troutman
01-02-2010, 08:36 AM
I guess well close the swap now for entrants. Look forward to getting the flies from everyone. Flies due by Feb. 1, 2010. :biggrin:

rgp759
01-02-2010, 01:59 PM
I will be dropping my flies in the mail to Troutman tomorrow. Since we are down a participant, I also tied up a #14 Dark Cahill wet fly to be included in the swap.

Bob

GrouseMan77
01-04-2010, 08:02 AM
Troutman,

I finished should have my flies done in a couple days. Please email your address to jasonkelkins@yahoo.com (jasonkelkins@yahoo.com).

Troutman
01-06-2010, 09:34 PM
RGP759, I received a very nice box of flies from you today.

GrouseMan77
01-07-2010, 12:30 PM
One quick question. What information do we need to put on the "toe tags"? I assume name of particular fly and who tied it...I am leaving anything out? Just checking, this is my first fly swap.

Troutman
01-11-2010, 09:03 AM
One quick question. What information do we need to put on the "toe tags"? I assume name of particular fly and who tied it...I am leaving anything out? Just checking, this is my first fly swap.

Sorry so late in responding...
The usual info on toe tags are the hook size, name of the fly, and the tiers name. But as long as the name of the fly and the tier is on them , its fine. Then just attach one to each fly your sending. Be sure to put them in a crush proof box. Your selection will be shipped back in it.

Flyfishjeep
01-13-2010, 11:30 AM
Gary- I haven't forgotten about the swap and I should be done soon. I will drop them off at your work when complete. It's amazing that I can have all this free time and then as soon as I commit something (fly swap) my time is eaten up.
Sorry for holding up the delivery everyone.

Troutman
01-13-2010, 11:40 AM
no hurry, I'm still tying mine also. hard to get the fingers back to tying little dry flies after tying bass streamers and poppers for so long.
The flies aren't due until Feb 1st.

Troutman
01-25-2010, 07:52 AM
1 week out from the due date on this swap. email me if you need my address to send them in.

GrouseMan77
01-25-2010, 09:02 PM
I am putting on the toe tags tonight and should have them in the mail tomorrow afternoon. Like I mentioned before, I am new to the "swap"...what is the preferred method for the return postage?

Troutman
01-25-2010, 09:27 PM
I am putting on the toe tags tonight and should have them in the mail tomorrow afternoon. Like I mentioned before, I am new to the "swap"...what is the preferred method for the return postage?

You can either put a couple of $1 stamps or have the PO weigh and stamp postage on a self addresed return bubble lined envelope inside of the envelope you ship the flies in or...
Put a couple dollars cash for postage and a return address and I will get an envelope to ship them back to you.

KYTroutbum, I received a very nice box of flies from you today also.

I think you guys wil be very happy with the flies you'll be getting back!

GrouseMan77
01-25-2010, 09:32 PM
Troutman - I will mail them out tomorrow. I am pretty pleased with my nymphs. The stimulators were the first that I have attempted and I hope they are to everyone's satisfaction.

Troutman
01-29-2010, 08:56 AM
Grouseman77, I received a great tube of flies from you yesterday.

FlyfishJeep just dropped all his flies off to me and they are great also.

I will be seperating and getting them packaged up for mailing out on Monday. Lots of great fly tiers in this swap!

I am without my camera at this time so if one of you want to take pictures of the flies and post them, feel free.

Troutman
02-01-2010, 02:08 PM
New Year fly swap flies were mailed out today. Thank you all for participating!

GrouseMan77
02-02-2010, 06:13 PM
Got my flies in the mail today. Thank you all for letting me participate in the swap. All of your flies were great. As I previously stated, I have only been tying for a year and hope my contributions were satisfactory.

Flyfishjeep
02-03-2010, 09:24 AM
Thanks again Gary for dropping those flies off at the office. Everyone did a great job tying! It is always nice to see what other people enjoy using in the park. Seeing some new flies kinda perked me up to shake off the cabin fever and hit the streams again.
Great Job everyone!!!

rgp759
02-05-2010, 11:26 AM
I got my flies in the mail yesterday. Very nice job, everyone. Can't wait to give them a try.

Gary - Thanks again for being the swapmeister on this one.

Bob

Troutman
02-05-2010, 02:59 PM
Glad they are arriving OK and I think everyone did a great job on this swap. I'm looking forward to tying some of them on! :biggrin: