Beetle-Mania Swap

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

  1. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Posts: 4,072
    Near the Fjord
    Ratings: +533 / 0
    FLY SWAP CLOSED - WE HAVE 12 PARTICIPANTS--ALL FLIES MAILED TO PARTICIPANTS

    6/5/2013
    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!!

    PARTICIPANTS:

    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 "Chasing Riseforms"

    Posts: 4,072
    Near the Fjord
    Ratings: +533 / 0
    Well, doesn't seem to be any interest, so I may drop this for now.
  3. kelvin Active Member

    Posts: 1,945
    Seattle,WA
    Ratings: +234 / 0
  4. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Posts: 4,072
    Near the Fjord
    Ratings: +533 / 0
    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 born to work, forced to fish

    Posts: 2,974
    Moses Lake, WA
    Ratings: +889 / 1
    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 Active Member

    Posts: 1,346
    Mill Creek
    Ratings: +76 / 0
    I'll give it a shot Larry. There are some amazing patterns out there to try.
  7. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Posts: 4,072
    Near the Fjord
    Ratings: +533 / 0
    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 born to work, forced to fish

    Posts: 2,974
    Moses Lake, WA
    Ratings: +889 / 1
    I'll see what I have to do to make the beetle float.
  9. Bonsai Jerry

    Posts: 55
    Silverdale, WA
    Ratings: +12 / 0
    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 "Chasing Riseforms"

    Posts: 4,072
    Near the Fjord
    Ratings: +533 / 0
    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 born to work, forced to fish

    Posts: 2,974
    Moses Lake, WA
    Ratings: +889 / 1
    If it's face to face I guess everyone will make a pilgrimage to Rocky Ford.
  12. kelvin Active Member

    Posts: 1,945
    Seattle,WA
    Ratings: +234 / 0
    Agreed
  13. Mayfly Aviator Member

    Posts: 776
    Idaho Falls, ID
    Ratings: +19 / 0
    Larry,

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

    Thanks,

    Sam
  14. bjornjon Member

    Posts: 114
    Chattaroy, WA
    Ratings: +4 / 0
    I'd like to participate as well. It's been a while since I've done a swap.
  15. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Posts: 4,072
    Near the Fjord
    Ratings: +533 / 0
    Ok, we have 7 people so far!
  16. atomic dog Jive Turkey

    Posts: 429
    Pasco
    Ratings: +155 / 0
    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 "Chasing Riseforms"

    Posts: 4,072
    Near the Fjord
    Ratings: +533 / 0
    Ok. You're in! Thanks.
  18. Travis Bille Active Member

    Posts: 603
    McKinleyville, CA
    Ratings: +319 / 0
    You know what, I'm in!
  19. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Posts: 4,072
    Near the Fjord
    Ratings: +533 / 0
    Gotcha!
  20. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    Posts: 854
    Des Moines
    Ratings: +592 / 0
    In if there's still space