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#11024791 - 08/06/15 01:11 PM Anybody interested in a fly swap?
TexasBassBuster Offline
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Registered: 02/15/11
Posts: 403
Loc: Grand Prairie, TX
I don't seem to remember ever seeing one here. Anybody interested starting up one?

If you do not know what a fly swap is:

A fly swap is a group of fly tyers beginner or experienced that tie up a certain number of flies within a deadline (usually a month) and then send them to the "swapmeister" who receives everybody's flies and then redistributes flies to all who signed up.

Ex: the fly swap calls for 12 people. Each person ties 12 different flies.
When you are done tying you mail your flies in a crush proof box (altoid tin) to the SM along with a pre-paid self a dressed bubble mailer. The SM will then take all of the flies and mail you back 1 fly from each person that was in the swap. That way you will receive 12 different flies back.

It is a good way to see what other people are tying. It is also a great way to try something new.

Each swap also has a theme.
Ex: anything that floats, only mayflies, any fly under size 18 hook, etc.

Let me know if you are interested!
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#11024869 - 08/06/15 01:38 PM Re: Anybody interested in a fly swap? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
Bob9 Offline
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Loc: Paris, TX
What type of fly do you have in mind?

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#11025054 - 08/06/15 02:53 PM Re: Anybody interested in a fly swap? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
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You're right, it has been a while since we did a swap. It looks like the Bluegill fly swap was over 2 years ago...


I might be interested depending on the theme.
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#11025057 - 08/06/15 02:54 PM Re: Anybody interested in a fly swap? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
TexasBassBuster Offline
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I'm thinking hoppers for the first swap.


Edited by TexasBassBuster (08/06/15 02:56 PM)
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#11025069 - 08/06/15 02:58 PM Re: Anybody interested in a fly swap? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
TexasBassBuster Offline
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I would like to get a decent group together but if we can't in a week or so then I say let's do it with who we have. Maybe it will catch on again.
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#11025451 - 08/06/15 05:13 PM Re: Anybody interested in a fly swap? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
Bob9 Offline
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Loc: Paris, TX
I'm free to tie for next 2 weeks. Let us know what's happening.

Bob

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#11025512 - 08/06/15 05:49 PM Re: Anybody interested in a fly swap? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
Bob9 Offline
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Loc: Paris, TX
TexasBassBuster,

Your explanation of swaps is identical to one on a Facebook fishing group. He is from the DFW area, too. Are you working both spots?

Bob

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#11025585 - 08/06/15 06:26 PM Re: Anybody interested in a fly swap? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
TexasBassBuster Offline
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Yes. That is me. I am trying to get a good group together to do a monthly swap.
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#11025587 - 08/06/15 06:26 PM Re: Anybody interested in a fly swap? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
TexasBassBuster Offline
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Loc: Grand Prairie, TX
Do you want me to put you down Bob?
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#11025682 - 08/06/15 07:06 PM Re: Anybody interested in a fly swap? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
Bob9 Offline
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Loc: Paris, TX
I'm interested in this one, but not a monthly swap. Spent 2 years in the FAOL monthly swaps, not interested in doing that, again.

Bob

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#11026185 - 08/06/15 11:11 PM Re: Anybody interested in a fly swap? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
TexasBassBuster Offline
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Registered: 02/15/11
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Loc: Grand Prairie, TX
Well this one did fill up rather quick. I apoligize for not seeing your post when it wwas posted. I hope no one falls off for any reason but it could happen. Would you be ok with being an extra in case someone cancels? I will be doing another one next month.
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#11026190 - 08/06/15 11:17 PM Re: Anybody interested in a fly swap? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
TexasBassBuster Offline
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The swap is full.

I threw the idea around a couple of places and it filled up fast.
Rex and Bob thank you for the willingness and interest in this swap. I will be hosting another next month and will keep you in mind.
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