Beetle-Mania Swap

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

  1. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    OK Pat. You are in. Now, I don't know if we should close this or keep it open up to 12 spaces. I'll assume at this point everyone could do 12 possibly. We have until June 2.
     
  2. I'd welcome two more tyers.
     
  3. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

    And face to face won't be possible for me since I'm down in BFE california
     
  4. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

    With 5 of us from as far away as McKinleyville, CA and Idaho Falls tells me 2 things. First a face to face swap would be difficult for some of us. Second, I would love to meet the 5 and learn what they have to teach me about fishing northern California, eastern Washington and Idaho. I would still like to see a face to face for those that can make it and the others can snail mail their flies. We can bend an elbow in their honor.
     
  5. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

    Come on down anytime! But January-March would be best. There are willing steelhead galore!
     
  6. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    If there's room I'd love to join. I've just started playing with foam and think this would be a great encouragement.
     
  7. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Sounds great Gary! I'll put you on the list! Thanks.
     
  8. zen leecher aka bill w

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

    I thought I had a post here earlier asking for some clarification on beetles. Floating beetles only or are water boatmen eligible. My "back up plan" is a floating beetle that works good over here.
     
  9. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Floaters or whatever floats your boat Zen and everyone!
     
  10. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

    I'm all tied up and can probably ship next week, so I need an address. There are 13 flies in there, I'm calling them "scout bugs" after my daughter. The swapmeister should keep the extras!
     
  11. atomic dog

    atomic dog Jive Turkey

    Wow, speedy!

    After poking around some, I think I'm going to try tying up a CDC beetle. Looks like a neat pattern and I won't have to mess about with foam.
     
  12. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Attention all. Don't forget to read the section on "How a Fly Swap Works" before sending out your flies (unless some of us have a face to face). Make sure you have "toe tags" with at least your name on them.
    Thanks Pals!
     
  13. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

    I sent my flies out today
     
  14. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Your ahead of everyone for sure Travis! I'll be looking for them.
     
  15. atomic dog

    atomic dog Jive Turkey

    I've....well, I bought some black CDC feathers. I haven't even gotten the vice out of the closet yet. This weekend, though, I should get going.
     
  16. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    I received Travis Bille's beetles in the mail today pals! They are awesome!! You will all be pleased. I am hoping to take photos of all the flies for posting later. Now I'm inspired to get going on this project! Thanks Travis.
     
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  17. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

    A friend of mine showed me how to prepare the flies with toe tags. I will have mine tied up sometime next week and send them out soon. It took a while before I found a pattern I was happy with.
     
  18. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    i am half way done
     
  19. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    which half?
     
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  20. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    which Half?

    John and Ringo


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