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Old 02-07-2003, 10:08 AM
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Midge fly swap

Yesterday Brad asked about the possibility of a swap of small flys. How about it, is anyone else interested? If people are I'll meister it.
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Old 02-07-2003, 12:12 PM
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You da man. I will send some extras for your box.
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Old 02-07-2003, 01:42 PM
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Sounds good John, but could you define small?

I can tie down to about #18, after that it gets ugly. How about a #16 or 18 grifiths gnat? I understand if you're limiting it to single bugs in the #22 and smaller range but I'm just not there yet.
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Old 02-07-2003, 01:44 PM
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When's the DEADLINE ON THIS???

(Jim - anything larger than 20 is considered a streamer )
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Old 02-07-2003, 02:40 PM
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I'm game for a midge swap (I hope I'm not too late this time)
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Old 02-07-2003, 03:15 PM
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Groundrules for this swap:

Due date: March 7, 2003 If they are not in by then the swap will be closed without them.

Size: #18 or smaller, like Jim I have problems with small flys,which was my reason for hesitation on starting this swap.

The fly will be photographed and posted here so don't send in a fly that you want kept secret.

# of flys: Lets leave this one open till Monday. If the number of participantsis 6-8 I'd say tie one for every participant, >8 tie six and I'll mix and match sending six back to each participant.

I'll send my address out via PM with a copy of instructions next week.
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Old 02-07-2003, 03:35 PM
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i'm in but i gotta get some supplies to do this i always seem to be running out of hooks i gotta bug my mom for money now
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ok i got the suplies and now i need to tie the flies what happens if more than one person ties the same fly?
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Old 02-10-2003, 06:05 PM
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Sean, if two people tie the same pattern its doubtful that they will end up looking like the same fly. Last year I ran a trout fly swap that had a number of pheasant tail nymphs in it. None of those were the same but they all will catch fish under different conditions.
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Old 02-11-2003, 11:32 AM
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update

Just to update everyone, the participants in this swap are:

Brad
JimW
DFix
Moosestang
SDHFlyfisher
Frenchcreek
John Desjardins

Due date: March 7, 2003 If they are not in by then the swap will be closed without them.

Size: #18 or smaller
# of flys: 6
My address will be pm'd to everyone today.
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ok i've got three patterns done what next should i tie more patterns? nope sorry i've got to keep some for myself well maybe i will i've to find some more midge patterns
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Old 02-13-2003, 04:07 PM
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midges, + made today

John, and whoever, even though I am not offically in the fly swap, I thought that today I would try and tie something. I tied on size 24 to size 28, they didn't come out too bad, if John sends me his address I will send them to him. Dropped 18 of them on a brown rug took me 2 hours too find them all, they are pretty small. Sending a picture of them so you will get the idea. Tried with an old digital camera, couldn't really get them in focus.
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that must have been fun finding those flies the smallest i tied was 20 because i didn't have any smaller hooks
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Old 02-14-2003, 08:35 AM
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Welcome to the swap Art. If the address didn't get through yesterday send me a private message and I'll send it again. I know that fly in the rug problem very well.
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