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Old 01-06-2016, 11:37 AM   #1
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Swap

I know I always bring this up what seems to be earlier and earlier but are we doing a swap again this year? i really enjoy it so if so are we gonna get rollin soon?
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:29 PM   #2
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Your favourite or best pond fly
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:37 PM   #3
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Gee, I suppose we could do another swap. I propose limiting it to the first 12 people who make a firm commitment.

I like Gman's theme but will leave it to the group to duke it out.

And maybe we can get Glen to tie us some Bullhead flies.
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Old 01-06-2016, 04:19 PM   #4
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Forgot you're the guy who ends up doing all the work and footing the bill. Maybe someone else can handle it this time. I'd be happy too but it's not practical
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:19 PM   #5
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If you can limit to five I'm in...
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Gee, I suppose we could do another swap. I propose limiting it to the first 12 people who make a firm commitment.

I like Gman's theme but will leave it to the group to duke it out.

And maybe we can get Glen to tie us some Bullhead flies.
No worries. I enjoy doing the swap and it has become something of a forum tradition.
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:53 AM   #7
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How about making this a streamer swap this year? I'm in no matter what the theme is.
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Old 01-07-2016, 02:42 PM   #8
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Yeah let's get the theme set. Pond flies is a good one. Spring flies could be another, some to open the session with.
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:14 PM   #9
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I'm happy to participate again this year.

Good idea to have a theme and keep the flies of a similar type. A classic streamer and a caddis pupa are not really a good mix. That said , a beginner should not feel intimidated. My favorite fishing flies are wet flies. Simple ties but very effective. Then again , I enjoy tying and fishing streamers.

Or how about flies tied on a #10 hook, that would but a different spin on it.

OH YES, and thank you Dave, for all the photos and all the work you've put in in years past.

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Old 01-07-2016, 07:45 PM   #10
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Hi All,
I might have been bounced out of future swaps due to my flies being very late last year ,but ,if I may have a second chance ,I will be alot more prompt in sending my feathers/furs in this year!! I promise. Going to start knocking the dust off of the tying table saturday afternoon into the night. So, if the swap is given the green light and VT would like to do all the leg work ,yet again, I think it would be great if he does and will give us all something more to look forward to while we await the upcoming spring fishing season.

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p.s.- I have no particular topic ,whatever is decided will be fine with me. Its actually fun trying to tie up something I have`nt tied before.
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I might have been bounced out of future swaps due to my flies being very late last year ,but ,if I may have a second chance ,I will be alot more prompt in sending my feathers/furs in this year!!
WB, you're hardly the worst offender. Plus you tied those outstanding Breadcrusts. All of mine ended up in the lips of really large fish, which says something! So yer in, mate!
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WB, you're hardly the worst offender. Plus you tied those outstanding Breadcrusts. All of mine ended up in the GUTS of really large fish, which says something! So yer in, mate!
I don't see a Breadcrust in this picture. Did they swallow it???
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I don't see a Breadcrust in this picture. Did they swallow it???
I mean REALLY...What ever happened to practice what you preach?
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I mean REALLY...What ever happened to practice what you preach?
Of course you two realize THIS MEANS WAR.
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I mean REALLY...What ever happened to practice what you preach?
I know right? The hypocrisy is astounding. I can't believe I'm stuck fishing with this clown. When Pikebuster and I finally get out, then there will be some real posts on this forum!

Back to the swap...
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:16 PM   #16
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Glad to see we are all back to getting along again. Miss the missiles flying back and forth!! You guys are a riot, and glad you are keeping threads alive and well!

Oh, btw, thought of a topic. Maybe it would be interesting to tie flies that are designed to catch the really big bruins of our waters we frequent. It could be streamers or similar flies that are size 10 and larger on varied size shanks. Love to try other folks "go to fly" that worked for them and that has dredged up the bigger fish and enticed them when other flies usually will be ignored and usually will catch all size fish.Just my .05 cents. Anybody care to modify this idea ,by all means.

Also, like Conneticut Yankees ideas.
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Old 01-10-2016, 03:09 PM   #19
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I`m in too.

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