I have had my flies tied for the swap for like two weeks but have forgot to ask for your address is it too late to get them too you? If not it is 6 for the swap part correct? What is your address if it isn't too late?
I've got six Haretics in a box and ready to be mailed, but it looks like i'll have a second chance to hand them off personally on March 9th, if that's not too late. I can also have them in the mail this monday if you'd prefer.
Let me know,
My half doz have bit of a story. I was planing on mailing them from Seattle this morning and forgot them in my room after checkout. My belief is the maid in the Westin pocketed them to satisfy her own steelhead desires.
Anyway, tied some "functional production models". In route tomorrow.
Hope I can sneak out of the office for a quick fix tomorrow
Did you get my flies? I airmailed 6 JC Viva's over about 2-3 weeks ago and enclosed a note asking you to email me to make sure they got there. I also sent you 2 e-mails in which I asked various questions about 3 weeks or so ago and I haven't heard from you yet. Methinks the Atlantic Gremlins are at work.
Received some tube flies from Andre today... certain to bring out the beast in big nates. Andre, I wouldn't doubt if the maid at the Westin did launch a steelheading career based on these flies!
Still waiting on a few more swappers but will get all these great looking patterns scanned and up on the site over the next week or two. I'll get Bill's Friday, Brians' are "in the mail", etc. I'll go check the roster to make sure I didn't leave anyone out.
Hope the maid had a couple of good outings as those where constructed better. Hackle had been palmered and the collars were nicer "boo". This is a slight modification that will achieve the desired result of not holding a lot of water, while providing maximium silhouette and movement.
Rather than getting a lot of little pieces of paper with "secret formulas" maybe all the recipes can be posted in a thread with photos of the flies.
Once I get all the flies photographed and scanned I will send you an email with a 'cut and paste' text line that you can paste into the fly patterns archive. Just type in your recipe under the picture, that way you can modify it over time, people can ask questions, etc.