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BillyD
01-30-2007, 08:29 AM
Hi guys and gals.
I'm offering my services as Swapmaster for a saltwater species fly swap. Blues, Albies, SBFT, Striper, Bonito etc... Whatever you like tying up for this genre.
I'll need 11 other Reel-Timers to get involved so we'll have an even dozen for our group. This swap will follow the guidelines set in place by Dave Churbuck. Check it out in the Fly Swap FAQ sub forum. Just reply to this post if you want in, and I'll PM you back to confirm.
Thanks,
BillyD

flatwingflinger
01-30-2007, 09:27 PM
I'm in. I wouldn't have written more, but vBulletin has a 10 character minimum.

tbn43
01-30-2007, 09:45 PM
I'm in with the caveat that I do not produce great works of art.

BillyD
01-31-2007, 05:22 AM
flatwingflinger
tbn43
Thanks for getting on board with the swap. I'll get you my mailing address via PM soon. BTW I'll be tying some Crease fly's. (very fishy looking) . I didn't mention this but I'm thinking about March 6 or so, to get the flies mailed back to the group. How does that work for you both? If you wish, you can reply with a pattern that you'll be doing up. Hope to hear from some more peeps soon. As far as works of art goes... This isn't a beauty pagent. ;)
BillyD

bauerman
01-31-2007, 05:34 AM
hey Bill if its not a Beauty Pagent IAM in, not sure what I will spin up will decide before long.
You know how to reach me. I hope I can put my order inm with Jack in time. :brow

BillyD
01-31-2007, 06:03 AM
Good to hear from you B-Man... What ever you decide on... I know from experience ;) they'll catch fish. I seem to remember not to long ago an 80+ striper day for us.
Thanks for joining in.
BillyD

fatkenny
01-31-2007, 08:52 AM
Ok I use powerpro, shag rugs, and my dog for fly tying supplies so if that bothers anyone I will duck out. Otherwise I like to tie black clousers and this wooly bugger thing that looks like a squid (I hope). I am pretty sure none of my flies look like each other, and none look like anything from any books. I stole my vice from a flytying class, and they were happy to be rid of it. Other than that, I am in?

BillyD
01-31-2007, 10:39 AM
fatkenny
I see you come with dubious credentials :eek: I must confess that I have also sized up my dogs tail with a Clouser in mind :brow . Do the buggers have weighted eyes? They sound great. Can I pencil you in for a dozen those? If thats ok?
BillyD

sped
01-31-2007, 11:43 AM
Gartside gurglers from me.....Sped

peter mac
01-31-2007, 12:25 PM
I would like to participate in the swap if there is room, some type of epoxies, either baychovies, sand eels, or silversides, not sure.
Peter Mac

Eddy Merckx
01-31-2007, 01:03 PM
Count me in if the deadline isn't until early March. Not sure what I'll tie, maybe a Striper Dragon.

BillyD
01-31-2007, 01:13 PM
Sped
Peter Mac
Welcome aboard. Gurglers and epoxy finish offerings sounds awesome.
I'll get a peeps list posted with their commitment, soon.
BillyD

BillyD
01-31-2007, 01:47 PM
There will be 12 in the swap group besides myself. This will make an even dozen flies from each participant. = 12 out and 12 back. Once the group is set I'll need a timely commitment on whats being tied from each. As of this post...

Swapmaster BillyD Crease fly (very fishy) :brow
1 - Flatwingflinger Fly?
2 -Tbn43 Fly?
3 - Bauerman. Fly?
4 - Fatkenny Wollybugger ?
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy...?
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon?
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13- Alternate If someone can't commit in a timely manner :confused:
Regards BillyD

peter mac
01-31-2007, 03:15 PM
BillyD,
I'll make my epoxies little bay anchovies for albies and other tunoids
Peter Mac

flatwingflinger
01-31-2007, 03:23 PM
I will tie up some reverse tie herring flatwings. Not yet sure which though. Is a mix allright?

BillyD
01-31-2007, 03:48 PM
There will be 12 in the swap group besides myself. This will make an even dozen flies from each participant. = 12 out and 12 back. Once the group is set I'll need a timely commitment on whats being tied from each. As of this post...

Swapmaster BillyD Crease fly (very fishy) :)
1 - Flatwingflinger reverse tie herring flatwings :)
2 -Tbn43 Fly?
3 - Bauerman. Fly?
4 - Fatkenny Wollybugger ?
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler :)
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy Little Bay Anchovies :)
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon?
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13- Alternate If someone can't commit in a timely manner
Regards BillyD

sagamoron
01-31-2007, 04:43 PM
I'm in, I'll tie a dozen ez-body zonkers.

BillyD
01-31-2007, 05:46 PM
Okie Dokie.

Swapmaster BillyD Crease fly (very fishy) :)
1 - Flatwingflinger reverse tie herring flatwings :)
2 -Tbn43 Fly?
3 - Bauerman. Fly?
4 - Fatkenny Wollybugger ?
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler :)
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy Little Bay Anchovies :)
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon?
8 - Sagamoron ez-body zonkers :)
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13- Alternate If someone can't commit in a timely manner :confused:
Regards BillyD

notime
01-31-2007, 05:54 PM
I'm in. Flatwings for me. Not sure which, but I'll make sure its not a herring.

tbn43
01-31-2007, 06:04 PM
I'll do mushmouths.

Jim Miller
01-31-2007, 06:39 PM
I'm in Too!
Some sort of Baby Bunker! :-%
Maybe a high tie pattern.
sounds like a nice bunch of ties so far!

Brians_22
01-31-2007, 07:27 PM
got room for one more?

flatwingflinger
01-31-2007, 09:56 PM
Just tied one of mine up and she looks too pretty to swap. You all better not crap out and send in store flies!

BillyD
02-01-2007, 05:37 AM
Flatwingflinger's talking trash. Let's see if he can back it up?

Ok, its getting down to the wire... If there's a ? by you I need you to get back on the board and confirm your fly. Pronto! All participants with a :) have been PM'd with the mailing address. In advance "I and sorry if you where one of the first to get on and where replaced by another. Unfortunatly that's a Swapmaster call. Once the 12 spot is taken I will wait 2 days from that time for all to commit. Any that haven't complied, they will be removed. Those open spots will be taken by posters that have thier fly determined in order of posting.


Swapmaster BillyD Crease fly (very fishy)
1 - Flatwingflinger reverse tie herring flatwings :)
2 - Tbn43 - Mushmouths :)
3 - Bauerman. Fly?
4 - Fatkenny Wollybugger ?
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler :)
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy Little Bay Anchovies :)
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon?
8 - Sagamoron ez-body zonkers :)
9 - Notime - Flatwings :)
10- Jim Miller - Baby Bunker :)
11- Brians 22 - Fly?
12-
13- Alternate If someone can't commit in a timely manner
Regards BillyD

BillyD
02-01-2007, 07:31 AM
12 is taken. I'll be back in 2 days to finalize the group.
I'll be taking a few posters for alternates Please have your choice determined to be considered. As of this post I can take 4 alternates.
Apparently the format can't deal with 12 of these :)
So we need to make a change in the list. No --123-3 = you're good to go.
I'm still looking for March 6 as my mail back date. I'll be starting my ties soon.
OT... I'm thinking we've got a nice contrast in flies here. :brow


Swapmaster BillyD Crease fly (very fishy)
1 - Flatwingflinger reverse tie herring flatwings
2 - Tbn43 - Mushmouths
3 - Bauerman. Fly? --123-3 Please reply
4 - Fatkenny Wollybugger? --123-3 Please reply
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy Little Bay Anchovies
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon? --123-3 Please reply
8 - Sagamoron ez-body zonkers
9 - Notime - Flatwings
10- Jim Miller - Baby Bunker
11- Brians 22 - Fly? --123-3 Please reply
12- D'Briggsy - Maribu Bugger (chartreuse)
13- Alternate If someone can't commit in a timely manner
Regards BillyD

Eddy Merckx
02-01-2007, 08:21 AM
OK, Striper Dragon it is.

bauerman
02-01-2007, 09:26 AM
helo everyone and sorry Bill D for the delay. well I geuss I will have to go with my #1 go to fly Half and half about 6" long and full bodied. I have great sucess with this fly hope you like it. :)

fatkenny
02-01-2007, 09:26 AM
But 12 flies? My mutt is going to look down right mangy. Oh well sacrifices can be made. TEAM FIRST!

They have tungston eyes, so yeah they sink. I fish them early spring in the woods hole and nobska rips, so they have to get down. Actually I was going to use old spark plugs for eyes, but I needed the plugs for my boat (joke.)

Wooly Squid? Squid bugger? How about P-town tickler? (I think bugger is british for butt pirate). Um, maybe better call em "Egg sucking squid."

tbn43
02-01-2007, 10:51 AM
FatKenny

"I want to party with you, cowboy."

Extra points if you know who said that.

BillyD
02-01-2007, 11:05 AM
FatKenny

"I want to party with you, cowboy."

Extra points if you know who said that.

Bill Murray Stripes

BillyD
02-01-2007, 11:17 AM
Swapmaster BillyD Crease fly (very fishy)
1 - Flatwingflinger reverse tie herring flatwings
2 - Tbn43 - Mushmouths
3 - Bauerman. XL Half & Half
4 - Fatkenny Squid like Bugger
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy Little Bay Anchovies
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon
8 - Sagamoron ez-body zonkers
9 - Notime - Flatwings
10- Jim Miller - Baby Bunker
11- Brians 22 - Fly? Please reply --123-3
12- D'Briggsy - Maribu Bugger (chartreuse)
13- Alternate If someone can't commit in a timely manner
Regards BillyD

Brians_22
02-01-2007, 04:41 PM
How bout a elver ell pattern? but im open to suggestions from anyone.

bauerman
02-01-2007, 06:31 PM
--123-3 I had thought about elver or bristle worm . go for it

fatkenny
02-01-2007, 06:33 PM
John Winger: Lee Harvey, you are a madman. When you stole that cow, and your friend tried to make it with the cow. I want to party with you, cowboy. If the two of us together, forget it. I'm gonna go out on a limb here. I'm gonna volunteer my leadership to this platoon. An army without leaders is like a foot without a big toe. And Sergeant Hulka is always gonna be here to be that big toe for us. I think that we owe a big round of applause to our newest, bestest buddy, and big toe... Sergeant Hulka.

fatkenny
02-01-2007, 06:40 PM
Sergeant Hulka: Soldier, I've noticed that you're always last.
John Winger: I'm pacing myself, Sergeant.

Brians_22
02-01-2007, 07:05 PM
ok then don's elver eel it is then

Eddy Merckx
02-02-2007, 06:19 AM
"Lighten up, Francis. "

BillyD
02-02-2007, 08:59 AM
Well, here you have it...
You have all recieved the mailing address on a PM.
The target mail back date is March 6, so try to get them in by then.
As the saying goes "$hit Happens" so post if you're having a problem meeting the target date. I have 1-1/2" by 6" individual plastic sleeves that I can put your returned flies in if I get them boxed or bagged loose. I'm excited on a few levels here. First, to your credit this whole thing came together pretty smooth. It appears we have a diverse selection of flies, as well as experience. Lastly we put together the first swap of 2007.
Let's get it on!

0 - Swapmaster BillyD Crease fly (very fishy)
1 - Flatwingflinger reverse tie herring flatwings
2 - Tbn43 - Mushmouths
3 - Bauerman. XL Half & Half
4 - Fatkenny Squid-like Bugger
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy Little Bay Anchovies
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon
8 - Sagamoron ez-body zonkers
9 - Notime - Flatwings
10- Jim Miller - Baby Bunker
11- Brians 22 - Swapmaster BillyD Crease fly (very fishy)
1 - Flatwingflinger reverse tie herring flatwings
2 - Tbn43 - Mushmouths
3 - Bauerman. XL Half & Half
4 - Fatkenny Squid like Bugger
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy Little Bay Anchovies
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon
8 - Sagamoron ez-body zonkers
9 - Notime - Flatwings
10- Jim Miller - Baby Bunker
11- Brians 22 - Elver eel
12- D'Briggsy - Maribu Bugger (chartreuse)

;) Regards BillyD

BillyD
02-02-2007, 09:05 AM
I'll never make it as a proof reader.

0 - Swapmaster BillyD Crease fly (very fishy)
1 - Flatwingflinger reverse tie herring flatwings
2 - Tbn43 - Mushmouths
3 - Bauerman. XL Half & Half
4 - Fatkenny Squid-like Bugger
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy Little Bay Anchovies
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon
8 - Sagamoron ez-body zonkers
9 - Notime - Flatwings
10- Jim Miller - Baby Bunk
11- Brians 22 - Elver eel
12- D'Briggsy - Maribu Bugger (chartreuse)

;) Regards BillyD

fatkenny
02-02-2007, 03:41 PM
So If I send you 14 flies that will work?

BillyD
02-03-2007, 05:04 AM
It could work something like this...I pocket the extra (call it a tip) And in return, I'll hand select the better of the submissions to go in Fatkenny's package :brow
It's a win win .
I am not above reproach ;)

bauerman
02-03-2007, 05:23 AM
So swapmaster how many flies do I send in I count 13 people if you are tieing also.
I also didnt recieve mailing instructions. And I will include 1 extra for your troubles. ;)

Jim Miller
02-03-2007, 07:56 AM
It could work something like this...I pocket the extra (call it a tip) And in return, I'll hand select the better of the submissions to go in Fatkenny's package :brow
It's a win win .
I am not above reproach ;)
Billy
I wouldn't tip my hand before I had the fly's in hand. Arghhhh..... the corruption of public office!
--123-3 --123-3 --123-3

BillyD
02-03-2007, 09:29 AM
So swapmaster how many flies do I send in I count 13 people if you are tieing also.
I also didnt recieve mailing instructions. And I will include 1 extra for your troubles. ;)

The pit falls of my first fly swap. --125-3 You'd think I would've known better. Bauerman you are correct sir. You and D'Briggsy didn't get PM'd. Inter office mail doesn't require postage last time I checked. :mad: However I still believe each of us is responsible for 12 ties, unless you want one of your own flies back. Have the Admiral explain it to you...
Bauerman- You're killing me.
BillyD

BillyD
02-03-2007, 09:44 AM
Billy
I wouldn't tip my hand before I had the fly's in hand. Arghhhh..... the corruption of public office!
--123-3 --123-3 --123-3

Absolute power does corrupt absolutely. :brow But seriously folks. An extra fly is considered a tip. All flies will be paid out with the wisdom of King Solomon :rolleyes:
However if there is a boner in the bunch, be assured that Bauerman will get it --125-3
BillD

bauerman
02-03-2007, 03:14 PM
Just got it, I guess I have enough of my own flies.
Lets save postage and get together for a lunch and beer some Sat. I can go to work in the am and short trip North for lunch and flies. :-%
Did you say Briggs is in also. its a small world :)

BillyD
02-04-2007, 05:06 PM
Well, It's an hour before kickoff. So, I'll call it a day at the vise (more like a 1/2 day) I'm putting my heart and soul into these bad Larry's. I must admit I'm not a prolific tyer, so with 12 flies there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel.
The Crease fly was shown to me by George Sprague.
Here's a materials list of mine (soon to be yours)
Hook- Mustad 34011 size 3/0
Thread- black flat mono cord
Tail- Gliss'n Glow (olive)
Rattle- large glass 2 bead
Body- 2mm release back sheet foam
Silver leaf
Silver paint caligraphy pen
Sharpie markers
Ultra fine crystal glitter (gold)
2 part clear epoxy
Prizmatic 3-D eyes

OT. I hope its gonna be a good game.
BillyD

BillyD
02-12-2007, 08:33 AM
Good news! Got PM'd From Sped.
They'll be in the mail today --127-3-
Any others? :)
BillyD

Jim Miller
02-12-2007, 10:32 AM
Mine are finished also. I can send out whenever it's best time. Official deadline was March 1 ?

BillyD
02-12-2007, 11:11 AM
I don't know how official this can be because, we're not going to cut anyone off for being a little tardy. I was shooting for a March 6 mail back date for me.
I won't be able to send them out any sooner because I'm in FL. from Feb 24 -Mar 3. My son will be at home during that time to recieve any flies and place them in a secure spot in our home.
I have a table set up in my den/fly tying room, to store and sort the incoming,.
BillyD

BillyD
02-15-2007, 05:02 PM
Sped's flies are on the swap table. And look rather deadly :brow

1 - Flatwingflinger reverse tie herring flatwings
2 - Tbn43 - Mushmouths
3 - Bauerman. XL Half & Half
4 - Fatkenny Squid-like Bugger
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler :)
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy Little Bay Anchovies
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon
8 - Sagamoron ez-body zonkers
9 - Notime - Flatwings
10- Jim Miller - Baby Bunk
11- Brians 22 - Elver eel
12- D'Briggsy - Maribu Bugger (chartreuse)

bauerman
02-15-2007, 05:12 PM
Swapmaster I hope to have my flies in you hands by Tuesday eve.
I tie five flies 3 for me 2 for the road. I keep seeing the fish they will catch (#$119) (#$119)

BillyD
02-15-2007, 05:35 PM
Bauerman
Just make sure you send at least 1 with the secret color flash. ;)

BillyD

bauerman
02-15-2007, 06:24 PM
Hey I wont tie one without it. The secret flash that is :brow All my flies are laced with it.. :)

BillyD
02-17-2007, 12:36 PM
Fatkenny's are in and looking good ;) Guy's... you're gonna like this one :cool:
BillyD

1 - Flatwingflinger reverse tie herring flatwings
2 - Tbn43 - Mushmouths
3 - Bauerman. XL Half & Half
4 - Fatkenny Squid-like Bugger :)
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler :)
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy Little Bay Anchovies
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon
8 - Sagamoron ez-body zonkers
9 - Notime - Flatwings
10- Jim Miller - Baby Bunk
11- Brians 22 - Elver eel
12- D'Briggsy - Maribu Bugger (chartreuse)

BillyD
02-20-2007, 03:51 PM
Jim Miller... You D' Man ;)

1 - Flatwingflinger reverse tie herring flatwings
2 - Tbn43 - Mushmouths
3 - Bauerman. XL Half & Half
4 - Fatkenny Squid-like Bugger :)
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler :)
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy Little Bay Anchovies
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon
8 - Sagamoron ez-body zonkers
9 - Notime - Flatwings
10- Jim Miller - Baby Bunk :)
11- Brians 22 - Elver eel
12- D'Briggsy - Maribu Bugger (chartreuse)

Hope to get some more soon.
BillyD

bauerman
02-20-2007, 06:23 PM
Bill the package will be at work in the am, And there is a little extra for the TEACHER. Just droped them off hated to part with them.
Hope all enjoy and tight lines.
--127-3-

BillyD
02-21-2007, 05:39 AM
7" Half & Halfs :eek:

BillyD
02-21-2007, 05:51 AM
1 - Flatwingflinger reverse tie herring flatwings
2 - Tbn43 - Mushmouths
3 - Bauerman. XL Half & Half :)
4 - Fatkenny Squid-like Bugger :)
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler :)
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy Little Bay Anchovies
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon
8 - Sagamoron ez-body zonkers
9 - Notime - Flatwings
10- Jim Miller - Baby Bunk :)
11- Brians 22 - Elver eel
12- D'Briggsy - Maribu Bugger (chartreuse)

BillyD
02-22-2007, 02:26 PM
Make good use of this weekend fellahs March is coming quick.
And not to beat this to death but 12 flies are the Min. Remember I'm tying too.
13 flies = tip But not required. :rolleyes: However it is considered required to include an envelope or something with postage paid for the Swapmaster to return them with --124-3
I'll check in here from FL. next week :-% and also at home to see how the incoming is panning out.
Happy Tying
BillyD

hardtail
02-23-2007, 08:14 AM
I am in, interested to see what other are up too.

BillyD
02-23-2007, 08:27 AM
This one filled up quick.
Check your PMs
BillyD

tbn43
02-23-2007, 11:19 AM
Tied 6 Mushies last night. Angel hair and glue is messy to work with so they are not always pretty but they are highly likely to catch fish when other patterns are not working.

notime
02-27-2007, 10:00 AM
RLS L & L Special flatwings are in the mail. I put a few extra in as a tip. I used different eyes, colors, and hook sizes just to mix it up, but the basic pattern is the RLS L & L.

Good luck.

BillyD
02-28-2007, 10:24 AM
RLS L & L Special flatwings are in the mail. I put a few extra in as a tip. I used different eyes, colors, and hook sizes just to mix it up, but the basic pattern is the RLS L & L.

Good luck.

Those colors will work real well for me ;)
I'll be back at home this weekend, and we should have the majority of flies in by then. I trust :)
BillyD

Eddy Merckx
03-02-2007, 04:28 PM
I'll be dropping mine in the mailbox at 11:59 PM on the 6th. :cool:

Flies are tied, just have to trim the heads and goop on some eyes. Got three pinewood derby cars to help the boys build this weekend, and my bros 40th birthday too, so I probably won't get much done before Monday.

Brians_22
03-02-2007, 06:18 PM
just got in from Baltimore, woek sent me for the weekend last 10 days!!! so i should have mine in the mail tomorrow. Sorry for the tardyness.

tbn43
03-02-2007, 06:56 PM
They aren't always pretty, but they will hunt.

Brians_22
03-05-2007, 04:38 PM
My flies are in the mail as of 5:00 tonight. sorry for the delay.

BillyD
03-06-2007, 05:32 AM
1 - Flatwingflinger reverse tie herring flatwings
2 - Tbn43 - Mushmouths
3 - Bauerman. XL Half & Half :)
4 - Fatkenny Squid-like Bugger :)
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler :)
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy Little Bay Anchovies :)
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon
8 - Sagamoron ez-body zonkers :)
9 - Notime - Flatwings :)
10- Jim Miller - Baby Bunk :)
11- Brians 22 - Elver eel
12- D'Briggsy - Maribu Bugger (chartreuse) :)
Nice job to:
Sagamoron, D'Briggsy, Peter Mac and Notime!

BillyD
03-06-2007, 03:48 PM
1 - Flatwingflinger reverse tie herring flatwings
2 - Tbn43 - Mushmouths :)
3 - Bauerman. XL Half & Half :)
4 - Fatkenny Squid-like Bugger :)
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler :)
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy Little Bay Anchovies :)
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon
8 - Sagamoron ez-body zonkers :)
9 - Notime - Flatwings :)
10- Jim Miller - Baby Bunk :)
11- Brians 22 - Elver eel
12- D'Briggsy - Maribu Bugger (chartreuse) :)
Nice job on the Mushies Tbn43

BillyD
03-07-2007, 04:05 PM
Very nice tie Brians_22
I'm at the point again where the format won't allow 10+ icons.
So :) to all that are in (You know who you are) :cool:
And... I'd like to get the post office for the dole out this Saturday morning :rolleyes:
Please ping me if this is wishfull thinking. (I'll make other plans for the morning)
Respectfully,
BillyD

1 - Flatwingflinger reverse tie herring flatwings
2 - Tbn43 - Mushmouths
3 - Bauerman. XL Half & Half
4 - Fatkenny Squid-like Bugger
5 - Sped Gartside Gurgler
6 - Peter Mac Epoxy Little Bay Anchovies
7 - Eddy Merckx Striper Dragon
8 - Sagamoron ez-body zonkers
9 - Notime - Flatwings
10- Jim Miller - Baby Bunk
11- Brians 22 - Elver eel
12- D'Briggsy - Maribu Bugger

Eddy Merckx
03-07-2007, 04:33 PM
Billy, I sent you a PM early this morning. As expected, I pushed right up to the deadline but got the flies out. They should arrive at your house tomorrow.

And thanks for not calling me out in public as a procrastinating slack-@ss. ;)

BillyD
03-09-2007, 05:30 AM
Just received the Striper Dragons from Eddy Merckx. Whammy --127-3-
I'll post Fri eve if there going out this weekend
~Peace~
BillyD

Jim Miller
03-09-2007, 07:14 AM
Fantastic!
Can't wait to see what comes back in the mail. --127-3-

bauerman
03-09-2007, 09:24 AM
Hey Bill whats the hold up? i cant wait to get the flies back the schoolies are in the river down my way and I need the flies.
(#$119) Its kind of funny the first guy to sign up cant come coookie with the goods. How long do you wait Swapmaster. :mad:

BillyD
03-09-2007, 03:52 PM
Flatwingflinger:
The wolves (Bauerman) ;) are at my door.

What say you?

Brians_22
03-09-2007, 05:09 PM
Not only the first to sign up, the first to talk trash. I didn't "crap out" and send in any store bought flies. Put your fur and feathers where your mouth is.

hardtail
03-10-2007, 10:43 AM
Do you guys need a fill in? If so by when do you need the flies. This is a saltwater fly swap right? Also how many?

BillyD
03-10-2007, 11:26 AM
Hardtail
We have a young fellow in the swap who has not posted on the RT board since 02/15/07 :confused:
As I write this, I'm waiting on my Sat. mail delivery. If the cupboard is still bare this afternoon, I may have to make a Swapmaster type decision on his status.
So anyway Hardtail :rolleyes: I'm going to ask you this without making any promises. How soon +/-could you have 12 Saltwater flies in the mail.
BillyD

Jim Miller
03-10-2007, 11:49 AM
BillyD
no correspondance from Flatwingflinger? :confused:
one would hope there would be an answer either way. (#$119)

Eddy Merckx
03-10-2007, 11:58 AM
He hasn't posted sine 2/15, but he last logged on to RT this past Tuesday according to his profile. It's one thing to be late if you give folks a heads up, but a comple blow off is not cool.

If he's bailed on us the easiest thing to do would be to just drop him but still return 12 flies to each tyer, including one of his own flies. Then again, hardtail has posted some tasty looking flies....Your call Billy, I'm cool with whatever you decide. Aren't you glad you're the swapmeister? :brow

Jim Miller
03-10-2007, 12:08 PM
either way is fine Billy.
Let's not let the spirit of the swap be spoiled. I'm looking forward to seeing the flys you guys have offered! I'm sure they will all be great --127-3-

bauerman
03-10-2007, 02:17 PM
Swapmaster, I cast my vote go to the bench. I only caught three hold over s today and the fly still looks good enough for the week coming.
Its your call.

BillyD
03-10-2007, 02:54 PM
I've spent some time thinking about options for the group. Calling it a game at 11 flies among others.
I would prefer that Flinger chimes in on us with an ETA and a good alibi ;) and finish as planned. However, Hardtail offers his skills :rolleyes: In brief. I'm a bit anal in keeping with the number we started with. Thus, would rather postpone the dole out date for someone who was a late arrival to the group. Rather than for one that has show disregard for it. I think we're all anxious for a resolution. So lets see if Flinger can respond, or if Hardtail can get back to us by 10 Sunday morn with a reasonable mail out date.
The SwapMaster's decision is final! :mad:
Mainly because, I hold all the flies at this time :brow
BillyD

BillyD
03-11-2007, 09:32 AM
--126-3-
Congratulations to all 11 tiers that participated. You will all receive 12 flies back in the mail this week. Each dozen will include 2 flies from someone other than yourself at random. I'll take any further questions or comments via pm. It was a pleasure hosting the swap.
Regards and best of luck,
BillyD

Jim Miller
03-11-2007, 09:49 AM
Thanks Billy!
You did Good! :-%

Eddy Merckx
03-12-2007, 10:56 AM
Excellent, now going to the mailbox each day this week will be like Christmas morning! --127-3-

Hey Billy, I was shopping for some flatwing saddles online and saw that you just posted a proposal for yet another fly swap on a forum hosted by a popular RI surf/fly shop. You, sir, are a glutton for punishment! :-%

BillyD
03-12-2007, 11:15 AM
In the words of Peggy Lee
"Is that all there is" (To a fly swap)

I'm working the bugs out of a Striper/Bluefish/SBFT fly, I've been messing with lately. Don't laugh about a fly for bluefish :confused: I know when one isn't happy with the way a fly turns off the vise. They might say "Good enough for a bluefish" But the pattern I'm working is definetly a multi-funtional fly. :brow So as far as another swap goes... I was expecting to spin up those instead of the Crease I did here.
Everyone will have their package this week, as I'm hitting the PO today.
BillyD

tbn43
03-12-2007, 01:21 PM
Thanks Billy. Can't wait to see what people have produced.

I for one would be delighted if you kept the extra fly that is coming my way.

"a little something for the effort"

BillyD
03-12-2007, 02:05 PM
I was tipped extremely well :brow That's appriciation enough. Allthough, ;) I do know someone who would've liked to get their own fly back instead of 2 of anothers :mad: "We can have our own flies without joining a swap" I say!. I need to address 2 more packs when I get home and then it's 5 min. to the PO. You'll all have them before weeks end.
BillyD

Eddy Merckx
03-13-2007, 07:49 PM
Flies arrived today, great job by all! Thanks everyone, I'm gonna sit back and have a :-% while admiring the handiwork and dreaming of spring.

tbn43
03-14-2007, 12:03 PM
Just got them guys. A lot of fine motors skills in the group.

They all look great and I can't wait to try them.

Let's report back on what they catch!

Jim Miller
03-14-2007, 03:48 PM
Mine arrived today also. What a super collection of patterns! Thanks to all for a job well done! :-%
Special thanks to Billy for coordinating the swap and especially for my bonus fly .... another beautiful Crease fly. I know it will CATCH! --127-3-

bauerman
03-14-2007, 04:08 PM
Thanks guys when I recieved my flys I just couldnt wait to check them out. It was exciting. Good job everyone. and a special thanks to Swapmaster BillyD --126-3- Tight lines.

Brians_22
03-14-2007, 08:56 PM
Mine also arrived today, between them and "stripers gone wild" Im' jones for the salt. but atleast for now i can spend some time ties copys of all you flies. If anyone catches anyting on my elver eel I want to know about it.

peter mac
03-15-2007, 08:26 AM
Hey BillyD,
I received my flies yesterday, great job to all who played!! thanks BillyD for managing the festivities.
Peter Mac

notime
03-16-2007, 11:12 AM
Just got my flies this morning. Nice job guys and thanks BillyD for handling the swap.

BillyD
03-16-2007, 12:33 PM
I got lucky :) You guys at Reel-Time are by far the best group that anyone could hope to assemble. To my knowledge, there isn't a site on the east coast that has the resources/intrest for someone like me :brow to pull off a Fly Swap like we did. The only thing I can claim credit for is :confused: possibly not screwing the mail backs to much. Everthing else is on you guys, you made it happen. Let's do it again in 2008 --127-3-
BillyD

tbn43
03-16-2007, 02:29 PM
I'm definitely in!

fatkenny
03-16-2007, 11:28 PM
And special thanks to our swap master BillyD. If you show up around here I owe a beer and will do my best to put you on some cows.

I will try to post on here as to what happens to each of the flies, and how well they fish. I noticed lots of green, which I will fish early morning. Smaller ones early season, bigger ones late. Maybe get some pics up if I can get my act together.

My pink squid buggers are useful when those april/may squid show up. I usually throw them from a boat with a 400 grain on a 10 wt in heavy current (woods hole, middle ground), but they should also work from shore with an intermediate. I usually try to make long slow strips, but whatever works! Thanks again and I will keep this thread updated.

NE Sportsman
05-21-2007, 11:53 AM
Hi guys,

I just joined the forum and I would like in on the 2007 fly swap -- if it is not too late? I haven't decided what to tie, but let me know if its not too late.

thx
NE Sportsman

Eddy Merckx
06-08-2007, 08:57 PM
Me and my boys spent the morning today playing hooky from work and school. After a great morning charter with Capt. Dave Peros out of Barnstable Harbo, we hit Scorton's to fish the incoming. The boys kept themselves busy with small sluggos and I got to break out the fly rod and some of the flies from this winter's swap.

First up was Jim Miller's baby bunker hybrid. First cast into the creek and I was tight ! That fly looks even better in the water than it does in the fly box! After six more fish I lost the fly, boy was I pi$$ed, should have cut the leader back after the first few. Jim, that was one sweet tie!

After that I went to my striper dragon. Lost one eye after just a few casts but still did OK, another half dozen fish on the dragon. After that it was time to hit the road, can't wait to get into the other flies from the swap!

Jim Miller
06-09-2007, 06:50 AM
Hey Eddy
Glad to hear it worked for you. Sounds like you and the boys had a great day! :)

If you want... PM me your mailing address and I'll send you a few more Baby Bunker flies. :-%

tbn43
12-26-2007, 12:24 PM
BillyD-

Are you going to run the swap again this year?

Great job in 2007.