We have yet to figure out all the details to help this new generation of swaps go really smoothly but thought to put some ideas forward and get some feedback.
Do you think it would be good if our fly tying swaps were done in categories such as; Beginner & Advanced? I would like to hear thoughts from others on this concept please.
We have 2 members who have volunteered to act as coordinators for swaps so no one person will be overwhelmed by the task.
We don't have any standard means for all participants to mail flies in the same containers, so if you have any ideas please post them. We also don't have a treasury, so we will all have to pony up for postage...... Swappers should know that they will have to include return postage so that flies can be returned to them after they are swapped. The container you mail in will be the one you get back so return postage should be easy to figure.
The time table for the swaps to be completed is going to be shorter than previous swaps. 4 - 5 weeks should be plenty of time for tying 12 flies and getting them mailed in. Once a deadline date for the flies to be received by the coordinator is set, that date will be the deadline date.
Flies received by the date will be distributed to those who sent in flies. Those that arrive late will be returned to sender.
That deadline thing may sound harsh but......many of the last half dozen swaps had people who never sent the flies. There were other issues but that is what this thread is about, trying to get things going again
Persons who join a swap roster and then experience some sort of injury or difficulty that will prevent them from participating will have to notify by posting to the swap thread or PM to that swaps coordinator.
If you have ideas that you would like to express that you believe will make this fly swapping a better experience for all who wish to participate in them, please post those thoughts to this thread.
Feedback here will be considered before modifying the existing Swap Guidlines.