Fly Swap In Kitsap County

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Bonsai, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

    Fly Swap

    Hey everyone,

    I went to the Holiday face to face fly swap last November. Kelvin did such a wonderful job; I was inspired to host my first (maybe annual) swap

    This event will be a Face to Face fly swap, we will get together on May 12th at 4:00 at Peninsula Outfitters located at 19740 7th Ave. NE, Suite E, Poulsbo, WA (360) phone # (360) 394-1599. Plan to drop in and say “Hi” to Bill and his staff.

    I will close the swap after the first 12 tiers sign on.

    Tie 14 flies -two sets of 7 flies that are your favorite go to patterns, the ones you actually catch fish on.

    You will swap flies with two other tiers and get 12 flies in return.

    Now you are wondering what happened to the 7th and 14th fly. Twelve of the flies will be for the swap. The 7th and 14th will be the price paid to me to support my greedy nature and because I made the rules.

    When you sign in, list the patterns you plan to tie so we will not all tie the same patterns.

    Bring a vise and tying materials and if you feel inclined and we have time you can show the others how you tie those masterpieces.

    All normal swap rules apply.

    All are welcome !

    Who's in ?

    1. Bonsai - Royal Trude and Skips Sculpen
    2. Wabowman - Callibetes
    3. Hank Hollis
    4. Gene Barnak
  2. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

    Had some difficulty figuring out the system
  3. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Well I'm there enough, might as well join the swap. As I don't actually catch fish I'll have to figure out some patterns.

    edit: just checked the date/time. If this is really on a Monday at 4p I don't think you'll have a lot of people show. If you meant Sunday (13th) I'm out as I am working.
  4. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

    Still working on the system
  5. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    Why not have it at a pub or something?
  6. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

    Sorry about posting the wrong date. The correct date is the 12th of May a Saturday. It has been changed in the notice.

    WABOWMAN Active Member

    Im in,one will be a Callibetes and the other i dont know yet!
  8. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Well I'm out for Saturday as well, working.
  9. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

    Bob_E, for now I will; leave it as it is. Next time maybe a pub or pizza parlor. Stella's Pizza is close to the fly shop, could work.
  10. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

    Hank I received you E-mail signing up for the swap. I can't see any thing here. So I will put you on the list. Let me know what patterns you want to tie.
  11. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

    Fly Swap
  12. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

    Fly Swap
  13. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

    I'm in.
  14. ganglyangler

    ganglyangler Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

    Hey Bonsai,
    I live close and this could be fun! 4:00 is a touch early for everyone non-retired. Any chance we can say 5:00 and make it work? I think if you clear it with Bill that might work. Think his shop closes at 5 but he is a super nice dude and probably could be coerced into hanging later if it works for him. If not there is many local joints to hit. If this jives, I am in.
  15. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Will be in Oregon for that weekend. With luck I'll be floating the Santiam with Iggie!
  16. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

    It is Monday morning and we only have 4 of us signed up for the swap on Saturday. As far as I am concerned it is still a go. The 2 extra flies I asked everyone to tie were not really for me. I wanted to set 2 doz. files aside and donate them to Project Healing Waters. So if you feel so inclined tie up some extra flies and we will make sets up and send them off to Project Healing Waters. If there are any others out there that are thinking about joining us sign in.

    WABOWMAN Active Member

    Im sorry i will be out of this,I have to work out of town.Sorry guys
  18. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

    With WABOWMAN having to work out of town and being unable to make the fly swap that left 3 of us. I have decided to cancel the fly swap for now. If you have already tied your flies hang on to them and I will try to put something together soon and we will try again. A few of you have expressed a desire for an other venue, day and time. Let me know and I will take your suggestions into considerations.

    Tight lines