12-04-2009, 11:21 PM
Re: More Fly Swaps for 2010
I know you have a ton of swaps going, and maybe this is what you are doing with the basic fly box swap.
I keep reading people asking "what are the must have flies" and I thought that it might be kewl to do a "top 10" swap. Or you could break it up into the Top dries and Top streamer/Nymphs and only have 5 tiers each tie 10 of thier pattern.
For example (don't blast me, these are my top 10 and might not be yours):
Then have each of the 10 tiers pick one of the patterns and tie it up 10 (if you are doing all 10)
If you do 5 tiers and the top 5 dry/wet then the tier can tie ten of each and each tier gets two of each pattern back. Whoever picks the fly could do variations if they want like 5 parachute and 5 standard adams, or 5 Gnats in black and 5 in Brown, or 5 beadhead and 5 without a bead, etc.
Of course, looks like everyone is over committed now, so maybe this should wait for a couple months.
In any case, just a thought.
P.S. Wanna mix it up and challenge the tiers, then have 5 people sign up and do a blind draw of which flies they have to tie (have sign up, and then randomly draw fly names out of the hat (after all 5 have signed up). That way guys like me who are not very confident with biots, might get stuck with a prince nymph and be challenged to do something outside the comfort zone.