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aroostookbasser 02-10-2008 04:41 PM

Foam Flies 2008
Hey guys can we get another swap going? Full Creel are you up to it again? Last flies were great.

Frank Whiton 02-10-2008 05:37 PM

Re: Foam Flies 2008
Hi aroostookbasser,

Since the last fly swap was a Foam Fly shouldn't the next swap be something else?


aroostookbasser 02-11-2008 06:54 AM

Re: Foam Flies 2008
Sure, just thought it would be fun to repeat the Foamer Fly thing each year. You know...07...08. But How about a "yellow sally" swap. spring is coming and everybody tyes and uses some variation of the "YS" everywhere.

Piscator 02-12-2008 02:11 PM

Re: Foam Flies 2008
Maybe something a bit broader, say a dry fly or soft hackle swap? Let me know what is decided and you can most likely count me in.

Frank Whiton 02-12-2008 03:12 PM

Re: Foam Flies 2008
Hi to all,

Terry, I think that is a good idea. That gives the tyer a chance to send their best fly in a certain type.

aroostookbasser, for the same reason if we specify a Yellow what ever some tyers may not be able to tye one. Lets give tyers of all levels a chance to participate. A fly swap should not be just for expert tyers.

Maybe I am wrong so lets hear from other members who might participate.


fyshstykr 02-12-2008 04:26 PM

Re: Foam Flies 2008
You guys don't want any of my flies, there terrible. :tongue:

Frank Whiton 02-12-2008 04:51 PM

Re: Foam Flies 2008
Hi fyshstykr,

I don't think a fly swap should be about quality. You may tye a very ugly fly that catches fish. If I received a fly and liked the design I could tye my own at what ever quality I want. Joni recently posted a big old flat fly that was weird but after seeing it I think I might want some. It had a great profile and that is much more important than the quality of the tye. Not to say that the Joni fly was not a quality tye. Just using it as an example.


Joni 02-12-2008 04:55 PM

Re: Foam Flies 2008
Frank you sweet talker, you notice I pick flies for the tutorial that are really hard to see what I am doing....there is a reason LOL

I am in, don't forget Chironomids, anyone can tie them and they are a 3/4 year food source.
I also like the soft hackle idea.

shorthaul 02-12-2008 06:11 PM

Re: Foam Flies 2008
I might be able to contribute---whats a chironomid?---just joking---i saw them when i fished hoppers, streamers and nymphs fishing the Delores (my only trip out west)

most of my stuff for trout were mayfly hatches in Pa and Michigan---now its about 80% saltwater--10% steelhead---10% everything else

aroostookbasser 02-27-2008 10:53 AM

Re: Foam Flies 2008
Can we try for this later in year after wetfly swap is over?

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