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  1. #1
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    Default September Swap

    Heads up it's Grasshopper time! 4 day headstart if anyone needs it.

    bdsavage- Received
    billhouk - Received
    branhap - Received
    gigmaster - Received
    gmac209 - Received
    icemanxxxv- Tied
    Rick Z - Received
    sjo -
    texfly -

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    Thanks, I'll hop right on it.

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    Ok, I'm in but I don't have a hopper pattern. Another new "experiment" in fly tying. Suggestions for good patterns welcome!

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    Thanks for the heads up. I was just thinking today, of trying my hand at hopper patterns. I'll get some amterial and try a few. If I can make them good enough to give out, I'll opt in. (If there's still room) If I can't, I'll let this swap pass.
    Let you know in a couple of days.
    "Give advice when asked. Give praise when appropriate. Give discipline when needed. Give respect always."

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    Here ya go... http://hopperfishing.wordpress.com/

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    lso a remiinder this isn't a one off fly swap, but a monthly commitment.

    My favorite top water pattern.
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    We got some nasty green hoppers over here, I will try to ty an acceptable pattern!
    Let the fly be with you....

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    Sorry I didn't get with you earlier. I've been out of town.

    They way this works is that you commit to join for the year (or in this case, until Jan 2013). Each month, the Host for that month will decide on a theme, and we all tie that type of fly, one for each member. Them we mail them, with toe tags and a postage-paid return envelope, to the host of that month. When the host receives them, he/she will sort them into packages of one each of the patterns and mail them back. We all get a package of 12 different flies each month.

    If the host decides on flies smaller than a sz. 20, then that's what we tie for that month. We tie whatever theme the host decides, but it will make you a better tier. Even I got caught a few months ago. Someone found out my only weakness....I am horrible on wet wings. My finished flies for that month were awful, and embarrassing, but I muddled through, anyway. That's the way we do it.

    If you can commit to each month between now and Jan, we'd love to have you in the swap. This months theme is Grasshoppers (I don't know if he is including crickets in this definition, or not...). Don't worry about how good you can tie. This isn't a contest. Just let us know if you want in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishingfiend View Post
    Thanks for the heads up. I was just thinking today, of trying my hand at hopper patterns. I'll get some amterial and try a few. If I can make them good enough to give out, I'll opt in. (If there's still room) If I can't, I'll let this swap pass.
    Let you know in a couple of days.

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    Thank you, gigmaster. Now I know what the "monthly commitment" means. I cannot join, thanks ... I travel too much for my job. There are months when I will only be home for one weekend. Usually I am home for a week, then out again. Not enough time to make a commitment to learning and tying a new fly each month.
    I appreciate the response and information.
    "Give advice when asked. Give praise when appropriate. Give discipline when needed. Give respect always."

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    Put me down for a Chernobyl Hopper

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    Flies are done and will be in the mail Monday.

    http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/hoppers/

    Now I can go and try to harvest some Moose hair.

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