Any interest in a Fly swap? Summer Trout Fly Swap

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  1. Flyfisher05221970

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    i would like to set up and host a Fly swap. Leave it open for a couple weeks for members to sign up. Tie that set number of flies by a date. Mail them to me with return postage. I’ll break everything down so everyone gets one of all the flies and mail them back out. Haven’t picked a theme yet, but either thinking about trout, or warm water in the dry, nymph or streamer.
    If you are interested let me know, and I’m open to your recommendations and I will choose the one with the most votes..

    So to get the ball rolling on this one, This will be a simple 12 man /woman Fly swap. I will keep it open to anyone until we have 12 tiers or 15 July 2018, which ever comes first. You will h@ve until 15 August 2018 to tie your flies. When everyone lets me know they are complete I will pm my address to you. Include a self addressed envelope with postage ncluded and I will return your set of flies to you. However you want to do the postage is fine. In the past I included $5 with my flies to cover the return postage.

    The theme for this year go around is Trout Flies( dry, wet, nymph, streamers etc......

    1. @Flyfisher05221970 tying #14 Patriot
    2. @MT_Fin
    3. @Outdoornut18 tying #16 Iris Caddis
    4. @Frank1960
    5. @CivilizationDropout tying Jolly Roger
    6. @Hunt4lyf
    7. @R Stowe
    8. @Gray Wool tying #18 WD-40
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  2. MT_Fin

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    I would be in if I could tie worth a darn.....
     
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  4. Flyfisher05221970

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    That’s the good thing about Fly swaps, the bigger they are the more you have to tie giving you more practice on the fly you choose.
     
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    Im in!
    I'm game for trout flies. I find panfish like them as well, so best of both worlds.
     
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    Last time worked out good so I'm in. Oh yeah i fish for trout
     
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    Great idea! Not in as I can not tie them but I'll enjoy watching the creations!
     
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    Thanks for the tag in primo, I'll tie one on. Do Kebari count towards trout flies? I'm new to tying but I'm ok.
     
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    yes they count. Rather new to Tenkara myself. Traditional flies work just as well on Tenkara rods and kebari will work just as well on Fly rod.
     
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    Let me know if you change your mind. Speaking from 40 years of experience tying and fishing it take patience and practice to get everything down. After all those years, I still have issues tying traditional dry flies. Hence my selection of attempting one for this swap. Practice practice practice, we are our own worst critics.
     
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    I'll play, I pretty much only tie trout flies.
     
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    Thanks for the tag @MT_Fin

    I'm in! I've caught some trout on some weird stuff so I think I figure something out.
     
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    You are in!
    I’m going to start tying this weekend. Will post pictures. Maybe include step by step instructions as well. Going to start with 12 flies. Can double up if we don’t get 12 tiers.
     
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    So we tie a dozen of the same pattern right?
     
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    Yes we tie a dozen of the same pattern.
     
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    Tied up the first four just now. I’m not satisfied with them yet, probably end up tying a couple dozen before I get the 12 that I will submit. Lol
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    I'll do a dozen #16 Iris Caddis
     
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    You guys are getting 'Jolly Roger' Kebari from me.

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    New to the site, but I'd love to jump in. I'm happy to knock out some #18 WD-40s if you count me in.
     
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