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Fly swaps are an opportunity for fly tiers to exchange flies with their fellow enthusiasts.
YOU tie a fly - 1 for each participating member – and you receive one from each of the members
in the swap.
One of the members agrees to be the coordinator, thereafter called the “Swapmeister.”
For this swap, your Swapmeister will be ME.

Swap Theme: Say NO TO POPPERS

Any non-popper fly which you have taken bluegill with, or is aknown gill getter is welcome...
anything but poppers.
a. Deadline to join and declare which fly you are tying - November 24, 2013.
To join, send a PERSONAL MESSAGE to ME, (the Swapmeister) and tell me which fly you're tying.
You will be added to the list, along with your chosen fly. Have a backup fly, too, in case of
duplication. Once the cutoff date passes, you must wait until next time.
b. Deadline to deliver your flies to the Swapmeister via USPS – December 14, 2013
c. PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED to 15 members   

Once you are officially part of the swap, get busy and tie your flies. TIE ONE FOR EACH MEMBER, INCLUDING YOURSELF.
Don’t delay! Make one for each member of the swap. Make ‘em nice and neat, too, then tag them.
Once your flies are complete, mail them in the proper package (see below) ALONG WITH
a S.A.S.E envelope or re-mailing postage of $3 to me at this address:

David the Swapmeister
296 West Creek Rd., Leesville, SC  29070
(your pre-paid postage ensures the Swapmeister isn’t stiffed for it.)

Once I receive all the flies, I'll split them up so everyone gets one of each fly from the other
members. Then, I'll rush them back to you.

Mailing - mail your flies in a padded envelope, but put them in a crush resistant,
REUSABLE container. The most common is an Altoids tin, or something like it.
I use this container to RETURN all your new flies in. So don't send them in just an envelope.

Tagging – Please ‘toe-tag’ your flies with the name of your pattern and your Big Bluegill name.
A toe-tag is a small strip of paper that you stick on the hook of each fly. If you tie with barbless
hooks, tie a small piece of mono to your fly’s eye and tape the tag to that.

If all participants follow these simple direction, each of you will receive your box BACK, full of
different flies from the other participants, by return mail.

Thanks everyone and have fun!

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Got my flies done this evening! 

Black Road Kill

Size 6 unwieghted

left the legs long so you can trim them the way you like it

The tail looks upside down, but the bead chain eyes are on the top of the shank so the fly will ride upside down

Can't wait to get this going

Thanks again to David for being the swapmaster!  The best to all of you over the holiday, don't eat or drink to much and as a personal note....I give thanks to




Bill, that thing is a buggy-looking fly!  I bet the 'gills just kill that thing!

Those Roadkills are sweet, i have a few in different colors from J&M flies and they've caught a few big gills and a nice bass!

That's great to know, Chris.
I've never even heard of the things, but they look like killers fer sure.

Cant wait to see them, Bill - good to hear from you!

Send em along next week, buddy, and thanks.

There's a picture link of the fly on my on it

Daaaang, Bill! That thing is wicked!

I see a palmered chenille body, striped legs... and is that a tail cut from hide? WOW!


Neat looking fly bill.

Great looking bug Bill....

Update on my order: USPS is going really slow it's only an half an hour away but it's been there 2-days. It's supposed to be at my door now Nov 25th. 

Plenty of time Angelo; don't sweat it.

I appreciate the steady updates, bud. You keep at it. :thumbs up:

Here's my bugs!


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