WFF Holiday Fly Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by kelvin, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

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    As I understand, we pick 2 patterns and tie a quantity of 5 for each that way when swapped people will get one set 5 of the same thing from 1 member and another set of 5 of a different pattern from another member.

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  2. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    Yes thats correct

    2 sets of 5

    for examples
    5 prince nymphs
    5 faltwing candle fish patterns


    you trade with 2 other tiers and end up with
    5 BWO emergers size 24 tied by Larry
    and 5 spey flies tied by Thomas
     
  3. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

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    Or 5 piles of fuzz lashed to a hook by Rob :)
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    That is my first pattern. Second is five twirls of fur.
     
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  5. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

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    Hmm, this could be fun and I think I'm free. I've never done one of these so this might not be right, but it seems like it would be better to get 5 different patterns from each person for more variety. I suppose it's easier to just tie 5 of the same pattern 2 times though. Dang, my favorite (best producing) flies sure aren't much to look at! No theme? Do they need to be original patterns? Sorry for all the questions.
     
  6. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    I second that, I would rather swap and get ten different patterns, but I guess we all can mix and match.
     
  7. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    not a bad thought
    but if I get a really good pattern I always want a few of them not just one

    super fly.JPG not my patterns
    just an example of what you're tying

    2 groups of 5 is what everyone tying
    I am tying up extras to give to people who might want one
     
  8. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    Nothing worse than finding a pattern that works and only having one of them.
     
  9. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

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    That's true. I guess my thought was you got one, then went home and copied it :) The way it is setup works just fine though, I was just wondering what was standard since I've never been to one.
     
  10. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    yes thats why I like 5
    I can fish 4 of them and try to copy the last one
     
  11. coastal cutthroat

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    Dec 1 Avid Angler; 1-5 PM. 2 sets of 5 flys; I'm definitely there. And thanks to Ryan and crew for making the venue available.
     
  12. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Let me confuse you all. Everyone is (don't forget) supposed to tie me (dryflylarry) 2 sets of 5 flies also!!! That way you will be totally covered and insured you did it right! ........... :rolleyes:
     
  13. SaltyCutt

    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    Kelvin, I have to back out unfortunately. I have several other conflicts coming, and all on Dec 1st.
    I'll be there next time, thanks for organizing once again ,
    Steve
     
  14. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    Larry nice Chum
     
  15. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    The Avid Angler is as far as I know the first local shop to start carrying the speciality hooks that I'll be using to tie my flies for the swap. Isn't that convenient, you can check out my stillwater patterns and then actually buy the hooks they are tied on. They might also be getting in the specialty tungsten beads I use, two birds one stone.

    If any of the rest of you will have specialty materials, you might want to contact the store and see if they have the materials in case some of us would like to buy from the shop in support of their gracious offer to host the swap.
     
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