Do you love big bluegill?
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.
IMPORTANT DETAILS: PLEASE READ
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.
And, please, DONT FORGET $3 RETURN POSTAGE.
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!
David, I just need to print off my toe-tags for my bugs, then get it packaged and mailed. Hopefully on Friday afternoon.
Okay, Swap-a-teers, it's UPDATE TIME!
I received flies from three of you today -
I will leave these and all flies unopened unitl I've gotten all, then Ill do the sorting. This way, I don't risk losing anything!
Thanks for the mailings fellow Swap-a-teers!
got my toe tags printed off, just need to get everything packaged up, addressed, and go pay the postmaster.....
Now, THAT is what Im talkin' about!
Send em on and Ill add you to the UPDATES - you'll be immortalized in cyber-space!
Just finished my flies. Just to be sure how many flies must I make????
Ok, everything is ready to go. I was unable to get to the post office before they closed today. I'll get them in the mail Monday.
I saw the strangest thing this morning. There was a late-season Damselfly emergence here. I definitely counted 11 of the critter take wing, and head east. I thought I heard a thin, buzzing voice say something about Leesville?
HAhahahahahaha! Its the Angling Gods at work, no doubt!