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1st Annual Fly Swap 2013
« on: November 07, 2012, 11:04:41 AM »

Edit: Deleted all the other crap  :P

DETAILS
WHEN : January 19, 2013

WHERE
: MattB's Place in Billerica, MA (This is pending approval) if you can't make it, I'll send you my address to send  your flies to send to me. I just need a return address. MATTB, please let us know if you need us to bring anything, food whatever. I know last year you put out a spread, but I can bring some Hot Garlic Buffalo wings to add this year as well! I know you got the beer covered :beer

What
: Streamer pattern (baitfish or something that swims for ANY species and type of water)

How
: Tie up the flies how you want. I'm going to dress up my patterns a little bit more than I would if I would fish them. But do what you want! But, you just need to tie 1 Fly for each person in the swap. What will happen, for the new folks, each person ties up X number of 1 type of fly, at the end you end up with X number of different flies. It's easier if you just do 10 people(including yourself) tie up 10 flies.

WHO:
1) Shakeyfly - Black Ghost Variant +
2) SimonDM - Brown Ghost variation
3) Chadroc - ALAN CORBIN TIGER SLAYER
4) alcorb - Alcorb Flatwing
5) Trico22 -
6) ChefSkeez -
7) ChrisM - conehead zuddler
8) TroyC631 - Whitlock's Near Nuff's
9) MattB - Deadhead Minnow + Glass Minnow
10) Ginclear - Crippled Coachman Streamer + some other fly that may or may not have a name lol

I think we should lock it down?  ANYONE ELSE WANT IN ON THIS?! You have no idea how awesome last years food and beers were. It was a solid gathering. ;D
« Last Edit: March 13, 2017, 07:52:13 AM by Shakeyfly »
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Re: First Fly Swap
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 06:34:17 PM »

I'd be happy to contribute .  I just got a bunch of streamer hooks too, so I'd do trout streamers. 

I would also do trout wet flies--my streamers are OK, my wet flies are B/B+, and my dries are "don't let anyone else see them" bad. 
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Re: First Fly Swap
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2012, 07:22:04 PM »

okay cool man! we will keep this list going and keep it open to suggestions

1) Shakeyfly
2) SimonDM
3) Chadroc
4) alcorb
5) Trico22
6) ChefSkeez
7) ChrisM
8) TroyC631
9) MattB

THIS IS LOOKING AWESOME!!
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« Last Edit: November 27, 2012, 02:12:59 PM by Shakeyfly »
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Re: First Fly Swap
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2012, 07:54:36 PM »

i am in.  i am at best a poor fly tier though.  i can do a pike bunny type fly that is fishable.  the smaller the more ghastly my creations become.  i have 2 hams for hands.
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Re: First Fly Swap
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2012, 08:40:51 PM »

I'm in,  just let me know the details. Chad you tie just fine , smaller just takes more patience. If i can tie a size 28 dry with my mitts you can too.
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Re: First Fly Swap
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2012, 11:31:20 AM »

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Re: First Fly Swap
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 07:11:13 PM »

Anyone else? Come one lets make the first one awesome
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Re: First Fly Swap
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2012, 07:56:51 PM »

ChrisM.... I know you want in.... You got that fancy fly fishing room....
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Re: First Fly Swap
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 08:09:55 PM »

i'm all out of good patterns,   :o
 
ok, i'll figure something out
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Re: First Fly Swap
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2012, 11:46:22 AM »

In, it's been too long! This is my motivation to start tying again
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Re: First Fly Swap
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2012, 02:40:50 PM »

This is getting good guys! It's great to see a lot of people from a few different sites joining this forum and jumping right in!

Let's start talking ideas for flies? 

Trout? Warmwater? Streamers? Nymphs? Saltwater? or Should we just have everyone do whatever they want? I'm open to that idea for the first swap!! 

Let's hear them.
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Re: First Fly Swap
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2012, 02:11:31 PM »

Id be in...

I don't do small, cutesy, buggy looking things...

But am willing to branch out a bit...but my sweetspot is warmwater stuff.   :BEER
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Re: First Fly Swap
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2012, 02:12:39 PM »

I'm open to listening to everyone, but I think a Streamer swap would be perfect. Streamer for anything from steelhead, trout, Stripers, Pike, Bass. etc....

Thanks for Joining Matt!

Still not winter quite yet...


but I'm going to give this about another week or so to gather a few more people in it, and see if we can get a couple more for a fly swap!

Then once we have the date established and agreed upon style of flies, we will get this sucker going!
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Re: First Fly Swap
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2012, 02:17:24 PM »

also I probably won't suggest it for this swap.. but I was apart of a swap once called Personal Best... It was kinda cool... It was asking people to tie up flies for their Personal best/Favorite CAUGHT Freshwater + Saltwater fish.

I thought it interesting.
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Re: First Fly Swap
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2012, 01:19:11 PM »

All Right guys....

I'm thinking Streamers? with a due date of January 5th? or 12th?  or sometime in January?

We can keep the swap fairly open, but I'm still up for suggestions. Depending on the complexity of the pattern, I might do two flies a person?
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