Any interest in a fly pass around?

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  1. okcaveman

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    Ankhochee brought the idea up in a seperate post about doing a hand tied fly pass around. The idea sounds good to me, in fact I'm taking part in one on Facebook, just awaiting my turn.

    If we have any/enough interest, we could do something similar to that one, where a box is started, and as it goes around each participant removes X number of flies and replaces X+1. That way the box continues to grow. If there is less interest, we could do something similar to a secret Santa type thing?

    What say you all? Any level of tier would be welcome, as I'm a rank amateur!

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    I'll try to keep a running tally of people who want in going here. We will give it a week or so and see what kind of interest there is

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    I'd be in, sound pretty cool
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    Pretty cool idea

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    I'd take part in this.

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    Great idea. I'd be in on that.
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    I'd be intrested...but will warn you...wouldn't even consider myself a novice...I suck pretty bad at it but do enjoy it...
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    I'll play
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    Don't worry, I'm pretty terrible at it, but it's relaxing to do, and the more we do it the better we get

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    I don't think I have time right now to tie for this one. I would be interested in future the though. I've participated in swaps for specific types of flies (midge/emerger, nymph, dry, streamer) on other sites in the past. One thing I like about specifying a type of fly is that one person isn't contributing material heavy, time consuming flies and getting a thread body midge in exchange. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that, its just not for me.

    I'm not sure I understand the rules of the pass around. It sounds like people receiving the box early wouldn't have the selection available to them that people receiving the box later will. Or is it ongoing with the box continuing to circulate between the participants? Also, does the person take one of each fly tied by other members or do they take all the patterns they like (possibly multiples or all of a single pattern) as long as they replace that number plus one?

    The swaps I've been in always had an organizer that all flies were mailed to. Each person tied enough flies for each participant to get one plus a bonus fly for the person organizing the swap. When all flies were received (by a set deadline) along with a couple dollars per participant for postage the organizer distributed the flies. The organizer winds up with two of each pattern and keeps any money beyond the cost of postage to compensate them for their efforts. If anyone didn't meet the deadline they're out and the swap isn't delayed waiting for someone to get around to tying. I'm not saying that's the only type of swap that works, its just what I'm familiar with.
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    That sounds like a good method of doing it, iv no idea what the best way would be. Your right that it could be less fair to somebody who tied a a material heavy thread for sure but in making it open to anybody I would hope anybody would realize that risk is there if they want to go all out.

    In a few days I will PM everybody who wanted in on this and we will make a group decision of how they want to do it. Definitely appreciate the input

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    Anybody else?

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    What kind of fish are u targeting? I can tie flies
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    I'm in. Haven't tied a lot in a while, but this will get me moving.
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    IMG_2866.JPG IMG_2865.JPG IMG_2859.JPG IMG_2863.JPG Here are the flies I tied for this exchange. Since I fish a lot for smallmouth and since these are a couple of my go-to patterns for them, I tied up some floating mylar minnows and my version of a Crittermite hellgrammite pattern.

    Had a great time tying these and look forward to seeing everyone else's flies. Many thanks to Okcaveman for organizing this exchange and thanks to the other participants for making this happen.
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    Beautiful flies Topgun! Gotta love fly rod smallies.
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    Looks great especially that hellegrammite. Bet it'll work for carp
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    Leaving chicago tomorrow. Greens guys for carp or other bottom dwellers....minnows for bass to steelhead

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    Enjoy and I'm not perfect but these flies have brought me success. Please I like feedback lol
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    Those look great. Can't wait to try them out.
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    Guys those look great.im embarrassed of mine because your skill levels far surpass mine,as well as the time spent on those flies.

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    Don't worry about it cavemean. We all started at the same place and it takes time and practice to get better. I still have a way to go with my skills. For this exchange it helps that I picked patterns that I've tied a lot and I only sent the ones that turned out good. I mess up a lot and tie a bunch of sketchy looking bugs. Funny thing is most of them still catch fish.

    Cheers.
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