Beetle-Mania Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by dryflylarry, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"


    I'm not sure if there is interest in this, but I'll throw it out for feedback and possible sign ups. If this comes together, it would be Sunday, June 2. (Face to face ELIMINATED, unless there is real interest.) I've had a little luck with using beetles a few times, but haven't used them a lot. Seems like there might be some fun patterns to tie up. If we go with this, I may fudge and tie up a waterboatman pattern. Not sure if that exactly passes the test of a beetle tho! I think this is a chance to be a little innovative, which, I am not! I think one dozen sign-ups max. Any takers? These are dry fly ties of course!!


    1. zen leecher aka bill w---RECEIVED
    2. Richard Torres---RECEIVED
    3. Kelvin---RECEIVED
    4. dryflylarry---DONE
    5. Bonsai (Jerry)---RECEIVED
    6. Mayfly Aviator---RECEIVED
    7. bjornjon---RECEIVED
    8. atomic dog---RECEIVED
    9. Travis Bille---RECEIVED
    10. Pat Lat---RECEIVED
    11. Gary Knowels---RECEIVED
    12. dfl-------RECEIVED
  2. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Well, doesn't seem to be any interest, so I may drop this for now.
  3. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

  4. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Well, I suppose I could let it ride. I guess I lost my patience in my old age. I noticed there doesn't seem to be that many swaps going on, or am I dreaming?
  5. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    I could be a member of this swap. Have you ever seen a beetle done with glo bug yarn? Could be called a "cheezy bug".
  6. Richard Torres

    Richard Torres Active Member

    I'll give it a shot Larry. There are some amazing patterns out there to try.
  7. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Well, ok guys, if Kelvin joins, that would be 4 of us. Hopefully more will sign up. And Zen, I could go for a "Cheezy Beetle" fly! I'll start a list of guys then, and see where this goes.
  8. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    I'll see what I have to do to make the beetle float.
  9. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

    Larry, to soon to let it drop. I am in if you keep it going. I would like to see a face to face swap. I think it adds something to a swap to get together with other people and share a beer or maybe a burger.
  10. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Ok Jerry, I'll add your name to the list. The Face to Face could still be a possibility.
  11. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    If it's face to face I guess everyone will make a pilgrimage to Rocky Ford.
  12. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

  13. Larry,

    I like it, I'm in if you'll have me.


  14. bjornjon

    bjornjon Member

    I'd like to participate as well. It's been a while since I've done a swap.
  15. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Ok, we have 7 people so far!
  16. atomic dog

    atomic dog Jive Turkey

    If you don't mind a submission from a mediocre (at best) tier, I'll throw my hat into the ring. No idea what I will tie, but I'll come up with something.
  17. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Ok. You're in! Thanks.
  18. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

    You know what, I'm in!
  19. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

  20. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    In if there's still space