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Old 01-11-2005, 02:12 PM
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Crayfish swap- who's in?

Flies that imitate crayfish, not flies for crayfish.

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Old 01-11-2005, 07:25 PM
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I'm in

Got my shell back and pheasant feather claws ready.
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Old 01-11-2005, 08:11 PM
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Old 01-11-2005, 08:38 PM
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This one should be interesting, Im in.
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Old 01-12-2005, 11:24 AM
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Old 01-18-2005, 09:36 AM
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My time has been pinched a bit, so I need to back out of this one.

Anyone willing to meister? Q?
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Old 01-18-2005, 09:09 PM
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Sure, I'll be the meister.

Looks like we're up to 6 swappers (still room for more!):

flyjkol
Quentin
John D
CDG
Shaq
Natrix


We each submit 6 flies and get back 1 fly from each of the other participants (5 flies total). The extra flies are traditionally the "meister" flies but I will donate them to the Forum raffle.

Deadline will be March 1 so that I can get the raffle flies in time for the Wilmington show (March 12 and 13). Send me a PM when you're ready to mail your flies and I'll send you my address.

Your package should include:

- Your flies!

- Tying instructions so that I can post them in the warmwater archives (or you may post them yourself if you prefer).

- A self-addressed, postage paid return package for me to send the swap flies back to you. Here's my suggestion: put your flies in a mailing box or other suitable mailing package with your name and address on it. Don't use too small of a box because the flies you get back might be bigger than the ones you send. Put on enough postage to cover that package and add some extra postage because the flies you get back might be heavier than the flies you send. Put that box or package into a mailing envelope and send it to me.


Let the tying begin!

If I forgot anything or if you have any questions please speak up.

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Old 01-19-2005, 09:28 AM
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Looks like an interesting one Mind if I Join in?
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Old 01-19-2005, 08:03 PM
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Looks like an interesting one Mind if I Join in?
You're in Shaq!

I edited the rules (above) now that there are 5 of us.

Anyone else want to join?

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Old 01-21-2005, 12:06 PM
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Crayfish Swap

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Old 01-22-2005, 11:36 AM
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Definitely! You're in Natrix.

Now we're up to 6 flies each. I'll set that as the maximum, although more people can still join. If we get more swappers then you still send in 6 flies and get 5 back (the extra one is for the Forum raffle).

BTW, you don't have to submit 6 of the same fly. You can do them all the same, all different, or any combination in between. One of the benefits of doing these swaps is that we add all the new flies to the archives, so if you have several good patterns and want to mix it up feel free to do so!

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Old 01-22-2005, 05:41 PM
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THought I'd give some inspiration photos

got these off a site to buy live crawfish, might be alittle easier than tying the little buggers, huh?
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Old 01-23-2005, 09:44 AM
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Yummm . . .

Did you see any photos of a bass attacking a crayfish?

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Found one!
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Old 01-23-2005, 12:39 PM
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Nice. Like a giant vacuum
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Old 01-30-2005, 02:55 PM
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Prototype for my swap entry

Here's my prototype crayfish fly during the tank test (well, my bathroom sink). The fly is weighted along the shank so it will supposedly fish with the hook inverted, but it doesn't work all the time. The claws need to be a little fuller, which should help, and I'll try using a little more weight or changing the way it's tied on. Or maybe I'll use foam for part of the shell. Hmm . . .

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