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peregrines 01-14-2010 10:07 AM

Swap for Kids
Some members mentioned that they have kids that are getting into tying---

This swap is open to kids 7-13 years old (or thereabouts) any skill level, no experience necessary.

Let's limit this to 6 flies tied for each kid, with a due date of March 15.

If there's a lot of interest we can do more than one swap, but for now let's limit the amount of flies each kid has to tie.

As an added incentive, if the parent/grandparent can also tie up 6 flies to go with each of their kid's flies, then each kid will get back a baker's dozen flies (I'll throw some in too).

In order to include as many kids as possible, rather than limit it to 6 swappers, I will divide the flies up so that each kid will get six flies tied by other kids and 7 flies tied by adults

Here's who we have so far:

1 Brandy (TBD) and Giovanni (8 years old) RECEIVED
2. Brandy (TBD) and Angelica (11 years old) RECEIVED
3. Webrx (Prince) and Chris (8 years old)- Blood Midge RECEIVED

4. Futuremille (Bass Poppers) and Nathaniel (12 years old)- Bass streamers- RECEIVED

5. Flytyer_Neal (Palomino Midges) and Chase (9 years old)- Brassies-RECEIVED

6. Hyrgrnd (son Jim and grandson Micajah (9 years old) - RECEIVED
7. Sperrywater (TBD) and Chris (11 years old)
8. Sperrywater (TBD) and Kyle (8 years old)
9. Sperrywater (TBD) and Jack (5 years old)
10. Boser and grandson Caiden (7 years old) - Griffith's Gnat - RECEIVED

brandy 01-14-2010 11:33 AM

Re: Swap for Kids
sounds great. my 8 year old is Giovani and my 11 year old is Angelica

hyrgrnd 01-14-2010 12:27 PM

Re: Swap for Kids
Is the type of fly open or will there be a particular focus? I have a grandson who is interested in tying flies so I am just curious.


peregrines 01-14-2010 01:07 PM

Re: Swap for Kids
Steve- sure the fly type is wide open, it would be great to have your grandson in this one.

To every one else, it looks like this might fill up quickly, but if there's enough interest we can do another one simultaneously--- I just didn't want the kids to have to tie more than 6 flies or so. Just respond to this thread if you have some kids that are interested and we'll figure something out.

futuramille 01-14-2010 04:32 PM

Re: Swap for Kids
Nathaniel is 12 and will be tying a bass streamer. Thanks for getting this organized...should be fun.

To go along with the streamers, I'll tie up deer hair poppers.

webrx 01-14-2010 11:01 PM

Re: Swap for Kids
Chris is 8 and we will tie some up. Not sure what yet but will get it over the weekend.


flytyer_neal 01-14-2010 11:24 PM

Re: Swap for Kids
my son Chase will tie brassies......I'll tie something .....not sure what yet

peregrines 01-15-2010 08:43 AM

Re: Swap for Kids
Because this filled up so fast and I've been getting a few PMs about other kids, I thought we might change the rules a bit to allow other kids to join in---

Kids still tie 6 flies...

Adults still tie 6 flies for each of their kids in the swap...

I'll divide up the flies when they come in so that each kid gets 6 flies tied by kids and 7 flies tied by adults (I'll throw some in).

flytyer_neal 01-17-2010 01:17 PM

Re: Swap for Kids

Originally Posted by flytyer_neal (Post 78277)
my son Chase will tie brassies......I'll tie something .....not sure what yet

I decided and started tying Palomino Midges.

flytyer_neal 01-20-2010 08:39 PM

Re: Swap for Kids
Our flies went out today !!!!!!!

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