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!
I've started production :)
That's fantastic! Thanks for the update, Allen.
Just an idea on the fly swap but maybe after you get the flies you can post a picture of them with who made them so we know who made what then hopefully you won't get asked 50 times, just an idea.
Good idea, Dick. That should be doable.
Also, remember, each fly you make should be toe-tagged with your name, and what it is. THat way there is no guess work.
But Im sure the non-participants would love to see the outcome, too. Thanks
Thanks Mike I never thought of that but I'm sure David is right on it. Thanks for the info. If it turns out good maybe we can have another one soon down the road.
Im already looking forward to it, Dick
Thanks Mike, sorry to hear you are out.
I appreciate the feedback. I can make corrections to the original post along these lines. Im prepared for a bit of nightmare, but Ill see if this can stick. Thanks, again.
David I'm ready to ship buddy if you can tell me exactly how many you need I'll get them in the mail in the morning.
I don't know how many people we will have total, as the deadline is still a ways off. Once that passes, the count will be firm.
I'd rather they stay in your hands, than lurk around my house until December.
Will do I thought you already had a total so I'll hold shipment for awhile.
This sounds like fun!
Just wanted to say that I will have my order process tonight and hopefully by the end of next week my tying materials will be in.