Puget Sound SRC fly swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Gary Knowels, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    Anyone interested in doing a swap for Sea Run flies used on the beach? I know that a lot of people don't used a lot of variety when plying the salt, but I figured it could be a fun swap. I am building a brand new beach rod that I hope to finish in a week or two and wouldn't mind getting a batch of wonderful flies to take along on its virgin outing! If I get enough interest I'll host a mail swap. Signup deadline of 3/17/13 and mailing deadline of 4/7/13.

    Gary Knowels - Sea Run Bugger from Nativetroutflyfishing.com DONE
    Eyejuggler - Reversed Spider RECEIVED
    Nailbender - baitfish pattern RECEIVED
    Steve Knapp - topwater tube slider RECEIVED
    Chris Bellows - surface pattern RECEIVED
    Pat lat - popper patterns
    Ben Guss - yellow/orange tube spider RECEIVED
    Bob Triggs - Little Stone's chum baby
    Kelvin - Double K Reverse Spider RECEIVED
    lap dog - snot dart RECEIVED

    10 tyers total. Please tie 10 flies of a single pattern (you'll get one back, its just WAY easier to sort out this way) if you want to tie a second pattern feel free. Please get the flies in the mail by 4/7/13, but clearly the earlier the better.

    Thanks for joining and I'm looking forward to seeing all the great patterns!
  2. bigdood

    bigdood fishing hack

    Only responding so I have this thread in my history to refer back on and see what people tied. My tying skill is lacking so wouldn't want to curse somebody with my work!
  3. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    I only started tying a few months ago and I'm not great by any means. I welcome any and all tyers and find that entering swaps have been great for improving the quality of my ties. It forced me to repeat a pattern many times as well as focusing on quality because I didn't want to give crap to other people.
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  4. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

    I have never done one before so a little hesitant, but thats pretty much all I have been tying and these swaps sound like fun. What are the rules per say? I might give it a shot.
    I am new tyer so it would definitely be a good challenge.
  5. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

  6. nailbender

    nailbender Active Member

    Sign me up, probably a bait fish of some kind.

  7. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

    I'm in! I'll tie my chum fry pattern, or maybe a slider/popper

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  8. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    I can't speak for the others but I'd love some topwater action!
  9. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

    Sounds good, I'll tie my favorite topwater tube slider

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  10. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

    Ok guys, had some connection issues, but fixed now that I am home. I will be busting out some reverse spiders for the swap, a great, funky action SRC viable fly!
  11. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows The Thought Train

    i'm in with some kind of surface pattern if there is still space.

  12. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    Plenty of space! 6 spots left or however many people sign up by the deadline. Glad to have you Chris.
  13. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    im in, I have a couple of cool popper patterns that I'll tie.
  14. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    We have 7 people so far. Im hoping for 10-12. We'll tie one pattern ( or two if you want), one fly for each tyer.
  15. Ben Guss

    Ben Guss Member

    As long as there is not over 10, I'm in with a yellow and orange spider on a tube.
  16. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    Then we will cap at 10 with you included! Which means only 2 spots left......
  17. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

    I will support with my Little Stone's Chum Baby!
  18. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    Only 1 more spot left!
  19. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    I'm in if its still left
  20. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    Kelvin rounds out the list. Welcome guys, Im certain that this will be a great swap.