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    I was wondering the same thing. Hopefully, it's a...

    I was wondering the same thing. Hopefully, it's a technical issue rather than a financial one. It is a good source of information about smallmouth fishing, as well as modifying watercraft and...
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    A number of people have mentioned Tim Holschlag...

    A number of people have mentioned Tim Holschlag -- I did book a trip with him for one of the days I'm up there. In 2005, he wrote a very good book about fly fishing for smallmouth bass... friends and...
  3. Definitely get in touch with the Texas Fly...

    Definitely get in touch with the Texas Fly Fishers, the Houston FFF club, their website is http://www.texasflyfishers.org/ and/or the Montgomery County Flyrodders...
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    Smallmouth Fishing Around Minneapolis

    I'll be in the Minneapolis, MN area in mid June for a number of days. I would like to do some smallmouth bass fishing. However, I will not be bringing any flotation (kickboat/pontoon etc.) due to...
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    What a nice set of flies! Thanks everyone for...

    What a nice set of flies! Thanks everyone for participating, and Toby you did a great job hosting.

    I'm thinking of a swap that I'll post after the holidays... flies of John Goddard, so if you know...
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    Toby, The GSS Rabbit Strip River Minnows (with...

    Toby,

    The GSS Rabbit Strip River Minnows (with rabbit collar) hit the mail this afternoon. I had them tied weeks ago but somehow they ended up in the bottom of the traveling tying kit.

    I hope...
  7. The Sowbug Round-Up is one of my favorite events...

    The Sowbug Round-Up is one of my favorite events to tie at and attend each March. It's hard to ask for a better location for such an event than Mountain Home. I've always learned a thing or two to...
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    A photo gallery of the flies tied for this swap...

    A photo gallery of the flies tied for this swap can be found at http://www.ctff.org/crawdads/ I hope that I properly attributed the flies.

    Thanks again,

    Michael
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    Toby, Count me in on this one. Thanks for...

    Toby,

    Count me in on this one.

    Thanks for the creativity!

    Michael
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    Flies have been mailed.

    The flies have been mailed. I think everyone had enough postage (I was "that" guy in the line at the post office making sure everything was properly posted). I did end up using a couple different...
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    All the flies have been received, sorted and...

    All the flies have been received, sorted and repacked. They will be mailed tomorrow on my lunch hour. I should have time to photograph the flies and get them online by Thursday. It is a good set of...
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    Steve, Let me know when you want to do that...

    Steve,

    Let me know when you want to do that Elk River trip... I think I can get a couple of others from here to join us.

    Michael
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    RDL -- your flies arrived in today's mail. I'm...

    RDL -- your flies arrived in today's mail. I'm expecting to receive the last set tomorrow or Saturday, once that's done I'll sort and package the flies, as well as photograph them. Hopefully they'll...
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    I'll tie the Chillibug Craw in size 8 on 4xl...

    I'll tie the Chillibug Craw in size 8 on 4xl hooks, unless I can find my stash of salmon fly hooks in that size then I'll use those instead.

    Everyone's flies have arrived or have been placed in...
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    As we had someone drop out, I'm going to tie a...

    As we had someone drop out, I'm going to tie a second fly so that everyone will receive the same amount of flies they sent in. It's going to be somewhat experimental, but sound in design, it's going...
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    Steve, Your flies arrived in Saturday's mail....

    Steve,

    Your flies arrived in Saturday's mail. Another great set of flies! I'm definitely going to have to plan a trip where the only flies I fish will be crawdads.

    We're getting close to having...
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    Gigmaster and TB Wannabe your flies arrived...

    Gigmaster and TB Wannabe your flies arrived today. From what I've seen to date, there are going to be a lot of fish caught all over the country with flies from this swap.

    Looking forward to...
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    Wrangler, Received your flies in today's mail....

    Wrangler,

    Received your flies in today's mail. Nice looking fly. What has been your best fish-to-date on it?

    Thanks again for participating.

    Michael
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    I'll definitely post pictures of the flies when...

    I'll definitely post pictures of the flies when the swap is completed. The flies I've received, to date, look very nice and am sure that our crustacean loving quarry would feel likewise. I'm actually...
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    What would be interesting would be to find a...

    What would be interesting would be to find a clear stream with a smallmouth bass population and fish the three/four variants of the fly: two claws, left claw only, right claw only, and no claws, and...
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    Dave, The best way to see all the different...

    Dave,

    The best way to see all the different patterns is to join the swap, as we do have an opening. Swap sales pitch aside, I've had better luck with crawdads that ride hook point up -- for the...
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    Short haul -- Received your flies today. Very...

    Short haul --

    Received your flies today. Very nice pattern. I should finish the other half dozen I need to tie for the swap (and remember not to raid them for fishing purposes).

    Thanks again...
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    This swap now has an open spot.

    One of the tyers has had to drop out. This leaves an opening for another tyer. If you'd like to participate, please post a reply.

    Michael
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    Huge_fish -- got your flies in today's mail! Nice...

    Huge_fish -- got your flies in today's mail! Nice set of flies -- I think everyone will enjoy them.

    Michael
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    Bassman -- got your flies in the mail. Very...

    Bassman -- got your flies in the mail. Very nicely tied -- should work most anywhere there are crawdads.

    All I've edited the first post to include my email address.

    Michael
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