Beetle-Mania Swap

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

  1. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    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. Mayfly Aviator Member

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    I'd welcome two more tyers.
  3. Travis Bille Active Member

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

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    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 Active Member

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

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    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 "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Sounds great Gary! I'll put you on the list! Thanks.
  8. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    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 "Chasing Riseforms"

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

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    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 Jive Turkey

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    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 "Chasing Riseforms"

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    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 Active Member

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    I sent my flies out today
  14. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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

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    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 "Chasing Riseforms"

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    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 Jerry

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    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 Active Member

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    i am half way done
  19. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    which half?
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  20. kelvin Active Member

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    which Half?

    John and Ringo


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