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: Calling all fly-swap participants

Bob Pink
03-08-2001, 09:35 PM
All the flies have been photgraphed, sorted, bagged and boxed to ship out as of 22:00hrs tonight. BUT! Before I make the trip to the post office I need a couple of mailing addresses....

The following please let me know where your package should be mailed to. (By the way the boxes will all say <font size="4"><b>"RUSH, Emergency VIAGRA shipment, RUSH!"</font><!--4--></b> on the outside, ya' can't miss 'em)
e.mail the address info to <a href="">Bob Pink </a><!--url-->

Tod Dillon
Matt Boutet
Roop (I can drop yours at Networks + sometime if you will be around.)

Everyone else is cool.

Thanks to those who took the time to include the tying instructions with each fly. For the board archives Juro is putting together a page with the digital image of the fly you submitted ( for those who chose to drive me crazy by sending in 6 different flies, I tried to pick one or two that would be interesting ). He'll e.mail you with the hyperlink to that image so you can add your tying instructions directly with the image and we'll build on the archive of fly patterns. Thanks also to those who added an extra for the meister, always appreciated.

The spring clock is ticking....

03-08-2001, 10:08 PM

Deepest appreciation for your efforts Bob. For anyone who forgot to include an extra for the meister, let's make sure we save a fresh 'secret fly' in our boxes for the next time we meet Bob on the water.

I'll try to get the first batch of Bob's fine photography emailed to you tonight. Post the corresponding recipes in the <!--http--><a href="" target="_blank">Striper Fly Archive</a><!--url--> where we can enjoy them and ask questions, etc.

03-09-2001, 09:12 AM
"for those who chose to drive me crazy by sending in 6 different flies, I tried to pick one or two that would be interesting".


What kind of scoundrel would do something like that.

03-09-2001, 09:13 AM
Thanks Bob, I'll just pick mine up at your office some day during lunch, no need to waste the $ on postage.


03-09-2001, 09:13 AM
I received my email from Juro about "cutting and pasting" a fly and recipe. Unfortunately my primitive computer and even worse computer skills (or lack there of)...I can't access anything under "edit"....which keys can this idiot use? "Control something" to cut..."control another thingy" to paste??? HELP!!!

03-09-2001, 02:50 PM
Whoops... sorry I should have been more clear:

There is a line of text in that email between the ones that look like:

---- start ---- / ---- end ----

You want to copy the text in the middle into memory, then paste it into a message within the Striper Fly archives.

Step #1: Start a new message in the Striper Fly Archive

Step #2: Go to your email inbox and open that email message

Step #3: Copy that line of text into memory -

Highlight that line of text by clicking on the start of the text
with the left mouse button, holding it down, and sweeping to the end of the text. Let go of the button - the text should stay highlighted in a dark band.

Then, while holding the mouse cursor / arrow / pointer within the dark highlighted area, click the right mouse button. A menu will pop-up... select "copy".

The text is now stored in memory.

Then, go to the FlyTalk window. Click in the main message area. Click the right mouse button... select "paste".

Then type in the recipe below that line of text and the image will be placed in the thread for you.

If you want to see how it will look, use [preview] first.

Let me know if it works,

Bob Pink
03-09-2001, 03:13 PM

"Scoundrel", there's a word that doesn't get used enough these days.... I kinda like reprobate or miscreant as well......

Hope you can tell I really liked that popper!

03-09-2001, 09:18 PM
I am not a fly tyer, but I am willing to swap a fishing trip in return for an assortment of sand eel patterns of varied color and size.

03-10-2001, 12:20 AM
WOW! That's a heck of an offer, you could get a flybox full from me for that kinda fly swap! As well as you know those rips on the elbow of the Cape (your "backyard") we could put those sand eels to very good use. I hope we get a repeat of last year out there Bruce.

Hmmm... anyone want to pitch in a handful of sand eel flies with me to get a respectable collection together?

03-10-2001, 02:02 AM
Ah, The benefits of going to bed early and waking up at 3 am. then going over to shut my computer off to go back to bed... and taking one more look! Juro ,you got your volunteer, Bruce ,I will even throw in another box of assorted flies.

03-10-2001, 03:49 PM
I've been working on my Bob Popovic's "Jiggey" style sandeels. I'm getting pretty good! I could whip out of box of Jiggey's mixed with more tradition stuff!

BTW: If you've never seen Bob P. Tie, do it at the Wilmington Show, you wont regret it!

03-10-2001, 10:33 PM
boy, I was slow on the draw! Bruce, wanna do 2 swaps???? grego and I could definately fill the 2nd box(I'll throw in the box). : )
Tom D

03-11-2001, 11:30 AM
Bruce, I was late on the draw too. I would be open if you wanted to do a third swap. I am going to be in tying mode over the next 3-4 weeks.
Tight lines,

03-11-2001, 10:15 PM
I need a battleship ! I'll be here all summer. I have a lot of ff to learn !! I hope to see some of you at claves etc.

03-12-2001, 03:49 AM
Bruce -

What you offer to people is more than a fish - you teach people how. That's what we should collectively do for you to earn this ride on the rips. They make a nice starter kit with vice, tools, and an instructional book. The Forum will donate one to this cause. The spring clave would be a great opportunity to get you as enthusiastic about fly-tying as John Morin by the time the season gets underway. John started tying this winter and has just reached the milestone of 54,890,321 flies. The federal government has him under surveilance for rare bird skin shipments from Indonesia, and Dupont has awarded him a healthy chunk of shares for his contributions to forth quarter revenues in the purchase of ultrahair.

Seriously, it will be our pleasure to show you how to twist 'em up if you're interested. Those who offer their instruction and time deserve the ride with you. I'd be happy to show you my sand eel favorites, but will stay out of the running this time to keep my seat open for others.

Nice facility to do this kind of stuff too... the anchorage I mean. Can't wait!

03-14-2001, 10:14 PM
Quick draw McGraw's,

Here's the deal. I am assuming that these flies would be worth about 3-4 bucks apiece retail. Since there are 4 guys replying to my post, and Juro is graciously opting out, I will take those 4 guys in return for 30 flies each. Boxes would be very cool !
Striblue, Grego, Tom D and Dave. What do you say ?
I have weekdays open in late June that I feel would be good for open water fishing. Maybe you all would prefer the flats scene. there may also be squid popping up at Bearse's Rip by then. Talk it up between you and we'll set it up for when you can all get together.


03-14-2001, 10:26 PM

I forgot. I would prefer the sand eel patterns. I like the looks of Juro's weighted sand eel but not neccesarrily weighted. Most of my summer is spent east of the Monomoys in the open water. the average fish there is a 33-34 incher. Usually we get a 38-40 incher every day. I would want the hook and fly sizes to be conducive to this size fish. The average sand eel is 6 inches long but occasionally the fish will be on them in the 4 inch size or the 8 inch size. Colors range from pale yellow to root beer with a butternut top and cream middle to be my favorite. I choose these colors from the experiences I have had with rubber baits like sluggos and fin-s. i have had no experience to speak of with flies.
I will be checking out the archives for the fly patterns posted there in the hopes of learning something there.
I hope I am not being to pushy, but I am desperate to learn some of this stuff and i'm willinmg to give to get.



03-14-2001, 10:48 PM
Bruce ,your on.. I will type juro type flies and throw in some Harry Koons Rat's ass eel fly which I have used for years with great sucess.. we can talk more about exactly what you want. A box will come with it.. but 30 flies is fine with me. If you see flies you like as sand eels let me know and I will copy them... "have Vise ,will travel"

03-15-2001, 08:25 PM
Bruce, I'm with Striblue. Just point me to the type of Sand Eel patterns you want and what color combos and I'll twist 'em up. You can point me to photos of a particular pattern - this would probably be best, or a recipe that interests you.
Tight lines,

03-15-2001, 10:44 PM
i have looked through the archives. In order of priority I like Juro's deep sand eel in the larger sizes and updates with the big hooks. Then there is a polarfiber flatwing deciever that needs to be sparse, long and at least a 2/0, Hawkeye's sparse sand eel looks awesum, Rhody flatwings in any olive, butternut or tan, Some Rays Flies by terry in lighter colors than the picture, and 8 " olive flatwing decievers with a few assorted clousers in the tan, olive, and butternut or green/brown colors.
The archives are like a candy store. I can see how this fly thing can grow on you. Lastly I need to practice with some bluefish so some red and yellow clousers, or SSully's bluefish popper also caught my eye.
You all know more about this than I do, so I will trust your judgement. Keep in mind I will be using most of the flies offshore. It seems the bait there has been bigger than what I have seeen inshore and on the flats lately.

Thanks very much,