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#11976769 - 12/10/16 12:42 PM Christmas Fly Swap
Lloyd5 Offline
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I ran across an idea that could be fun for this forum.

Anyone interested in joining in a fly swap - reply by saying you are in. On December 20th I'll pair up names. Those two people then send each other a hand-tied fly (or a purchased fly if necessary due to time or other limitations).

If you will, once you know the name of your partner, contact them by PM to get their mailing address. We don't want to put that level of information out in the public domain, and I would not have time to gather and distribute that information, so it will be on each of you for that.

If you are in the game, be sure to keep an eye on your PM box, something I am woefully bad about no doing myself...

Mail the fly by the 21st in a padded envelope and it will have a chance of arriving by Christmas - or hopefully it will since that will be 3 business days ahead.

This thread started on the fly fishing forum and moved here by way of receiving good advice. Those of you that responded on that thread will be included, but it wouldn't hurt to be sure by responding to this one as well.

Happy fly swapping!

Lloyd

Ps - if this turns out to be popular and not a dud then maybe we'll do it a couple three times a year just for kicks.
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#11976876 - 12/10/16 02:25 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: Lloyd5]
MassAction Offline
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I'm game

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#11977000 - 12/10/16 04:10 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: Lloyd5]
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I'm in

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#11977032 - 12/10/16 04:45 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: Lloyd5]
Bruce Mc Offline
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I'm in too.
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#11977168 - 12/10/16 06:52 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: Lloyd5]
kickingback Offline
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Damn, emergency came up and I have to leave for a couple of weeks and wont be around. Sorry. Not able to join this one.


Edited by kickingback (12/12/16 04:14 AM)
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#11977371 - 12/10/16 09:56 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: kickingback]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Originally Posted By: kickingback
I'm in.

Everyone. Make sure that you send your flies in a padded envelope and INCLUDE a self addressed stamped padded envelope folded up inside with the fly so that Llyod can send you your swapped flies back. We don't want him to incur extra costs for envelopes!


The way it will work is that the flys are sent directly from person to person, not to me. I'd like that, I could try them all out for a few weeks first, but...each person will send directly to their paired up name.
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#11978068 - 12/11/16 01:23 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: Lloyd5]
joabsher Offline
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I'm in, sounds like a great idea!
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#11978392 - 12/11/16 05:43 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: Lloyd5]
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I'm in.

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#11979866 - 12/12/16 10:45 AM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: Lloyd5]
keebranch Offline
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any room left for me?

Les
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#11981325 - 12/13/16 06:50 AM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: keebranch]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Originally Posted By: keebranch
any room left for me?

Les


You bet, right up to the 20th!
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#11981786 - 12/13/16 10:03 AM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: Lloyd5]
RedFlyTX Offline
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Registered: 09/21/16
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Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I'd like to get in on this as well! Great idea

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#11982665 - 12/13/16 05:56 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: Lloyd5]
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Are we talking tying and sending a single fly, multiples of a single pattern or singles of multiple patterns? Since it doesn't cost any more to mail a few flies than it does a single fly, I would prefer one of the multiple fly options.

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#11984044 - 12/14/16 12:03 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: McKinneyLonghorn]
joabsher Offline
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I agree, I think doing something like a half dozen of a pattern or a mix of a couple would be more worth it than mailing a single fly.
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#11984079 - 12/14/16 12:28 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: joabsher]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Originally Posted By: joabsher
I agree, I think doing something like a half dozen of a pattern or a mix of a couple would be more worth it than mailing a single fly.


Once you get hooked up with your swap partner by PM, you can mutually agree on any number of flys, or types of flys, or any other parameters the two of you prefer.

That way it isn't one size (or one fly) fits all...
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#11984844 - 12/14/16 08:05 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: Lloyd5]
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I m in

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#11989016 - 12/17/16 06:14 AM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: Lloyd5]
Lloyd5 Offline
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bump
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#11990979 - 12/18/16 10:45 AM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: Lloyd5]
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I would like to join in but Im out of town till at least Tuesday so I wouldn't have time to tie any. But if anyone doesn't mind getting a late Christmas present I would be more than happy to join in.

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#11991114 - 12/18/16 12:00 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: Mitt78]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mitt78
I would like to join in but Im out of town till at least Tuesday so I wouldn't have time to tie any. But if anyone doesn't mind getting a late Christmas present I would be more than happy to join in.


Does anyone want to volunteer to pair up with Mitt?
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#11991366 - 12/18/16 02:45 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: Lloyd5]
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I was going to stand idle but I will join with Mitt.
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#11991762 - 12/18/16 06:47 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: Lloyd5]
TioPick Offline
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Sounds like a hoot, I will do my part... but we should take pictures and post

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#11992030 - 12/18/16 08:10 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: TioPick]
Mitt78 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: TioPick
Sounds like a hoot, I will do my part... but we should take pictures and post

I agree. I have a few ideas of what I plan on tying. I have a little story behind two of them.

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#11993273 - 12/19/16 12:02 PM Re: Christmas Fly Swap [Re: TioPick]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Originally Posted By: TioPick
Sounds like a hoot, I will do my part... but we should take pictures and post


Good idea for those that want to!

You can still join in until Midnight Tonight!

Or probably until early morning tomorrow when I log in... smile


Edited by Lloyd5 (12/19/16 12:02 PM)
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