: third anual midge swap
09-23-2004, 03:29 PM
ok guys ready to get yet another midge swap started
max of 25 if we can get that many
due jan 1st
size 20 and smaller
remember your SASE or return postage
sign up with an i'm in an your patter on choice
people in the swap
Me fly undecided
brooklyn angler white midge dry
09-23-2004, 08:11 PM
the last day to sign up will be nov 1st
already have Brooklyn angler on with a white midge dry
09-23-2004, 09:37 PM
I'll do a batch of 20-26s and a batch of 32s for you playa-haters.
10-13-2004, 06:25 PM
well i guess no one is interested oh well
10-20-2004, 01:06 AM
I am in, just let me know the details
10-24-2004, 12:27 AM
I'll do some midges just let me know the guidlines
10-24-2004, 06:04 PM
My 17/0 thread is poised.
10-27-2004, 10:49 PM
looks like we might have sme interest after all
lets give it another week or two to see if we can get more people
10-28-2004, 09:01 AM
C'mon you midgey tyers!
Bring us your midges, your diptera, your micro caddis
Bring me your 17/0, your Gossamer, your tiny hackles
Bring me your 518s, your eyeless 32s, your mere whispy's
10-29-2004, 01:09 PM
so far we have four tiers
if all else fails maybe each of us can do two patters
we need 4 more poeple to make this swap really worth while
11-02-2004, 10:32 PM
ok well i know i could probably get a few guys from another board it that is all right with everybody i we don't get enough here
11-07-2004, 08:56 AM
Just joined and would like to get in on this midge swap if there is still room. Most likely something in a 24 size.
11-07-2004, 10:25 AM
ok thats 5
i think we should just tie two patterns
i'll close this with the five of us
so we are each tying two different midge paterns
a total of 7 flies needs to be tied for each pattern so i can send a set off to the administration
how does mid december sound for a due date?
11-08-2004, 09:49 AM
Sound great to me. I will tie a Black Beauty Emerger #24 and a BWO Emerger #22.
11-08-2004, 01:41 PM
I'll do a dozen tricos and a dozen white midges.
11-08-2004, 09:11 PM
you don't need to do a dozen BA
sounds good guys
11-11-2004, 03:48 PM
So do we have a date yet also how many of each type.
11-13-2004, 10:43 AM
i'll stick with the early jan due date
and 7 of each pattern need to be tied
11-16-2004, 02:26 PM
they 7 each of 2 types then
11-16-2004, 03:19 PM
correct 7 of each pattern
11-30-2004, 09:26 PM
hows it going guys
still working on mine so there is no rush
just pm me when you are ready for my addy
remember to send along some return postage
12-08-2004, 10:25 AM
Finished the little darlings last night. I changed the patterns to a brown mono midge and a KF Black Beauty size 28's. I hate changing flies in the cold winter time. To help bullet proof these flies they have been coated with waterproof superglue. You only need to change flies when you lose one. Hopefully to some large fish after five minutes of jumps and speed burning runs.
12-11-2004, 07:51 PM
well i'm half way done
got some 32 rs2's done for yall
working on some size 20 rs2's also
i believe i have sent my addy to three people now hopefully start seeing the flies com in soon
12-11-2004, 08:16 PM
Got yor addie, but did not make it to the post office Firday. Instead went fishing. Left the house in the morning darkness with my buddy Howie, and came home in nights darkness. One long day of fishing sunrise to sunset. Sorry to say the only one I saw catch a trout was an osprey at first light. The eagles only flew past. It was a bright sunny winter day. A nice cool breeze came up at noon to cool down the 75 degree afternoon temp. Life is tough being a Zonie with only shovel fulls of sunshine to clear the driveway each monring for the winter.
12-12-2004, 09:04 AM
hey at least you got out
trout season is closed here in wi for now but come jan 1st some special waters open and i'm lucky enough to live under 20 miles from one
and it is a midge and scud place
12-13-2004, 12:59 PM
Your lucky there SD, to just reach what you could call trout water is a 3 hr drive one way and closer to five to the better trout lakes, unless I head to the San Juan which is 8 1/2 hr drive. That is the only bad thing about the desert no water.
12-13-2004, 03:27 PM
man thats sort of sucks
i do take a road trip out by my friend who guides which is about a three hour drive
starting to get really excited reorganized and did some work on my midge box the other day C&F threader box
i was stupid and got it from orvis and theirs doesn't come with the slits
i did some cutting away at the foam and got some more storage space in there and also glued in some small magnets hold the tiny dries really well
12-15-2004, 02:04 PM
Went down to the post office today. Changed my mind about mailing out the flies. So you will just have to wait until after Christmas when the long lines of people are gone.
12-15-2004, 03:01 PM
thats fine no rush on the flies
12-27-2004, 10:24 AM
hope everything is going weel for yall
lets start getting those flies on the mail to me or keep me informed of your possition
this should be a good one
01-04-2005, 11:00 PM
Flies mailed out today. Should reach you by Saturday. We have been hit with a winter storm bring lots of rain and snow. If we get a few more like this the lake fishing here could be really good this spring. The feet are starting to itch, maybe dry rot is sitting in.
01-07-2005, 03:31 PM
flies recieved zonie
great packaging and nice ties man those were some tiny ziploc bags
01-11-2005, 09:29 PM
I thought it would help keep the tiny hooks from getting lost in the carpet. Found them at a dollar store.
01-15-2005, 08:41 PM
ok guys lets get these flies in the mail so we can finish this up
02-05-2005, 01:36 PM
ok guys if i get no word from you by monday i'll just swap with zonie i sent the rest of you all emails and pms af ew days ago
zonie hows a 50-50 trade with the flies if i do not get word from the others
02-05-2005, 09:28 PM
Sorry to see this swap go south. I was looking forward to some Back East patterns to try on western waters. I am willing to wait another week for those who are still interested in getting their flies in. But, as you posted no one has gotten back to you so you call it. The 50-50 works fine, your you can just make it 100 per cent swap and I will share your flies with some fishing partners to try.
02-05-2005, 09:32 PM
Apologies... mine sent to sean today.
02-09-2005, 02:36 PM
ok fellas flies are in the mail
02-17-2005, 12:36 PM
The flies look good enough for a trout to eat. There is a winter strom moving in for the weekend. I will have to try and slip away to a lake on the border and try for some smutting trout there in the evening another day.