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    Default 2013/2014 Beginner's Only Fly Swaps

    This is the advance notice for my Beginner's Only Fly Swaps (November "Soft Hackle"), January "Nymph"), February ("Dry Fly"), March ("Streamer"), April ("Terrestrial")...

    These five swap are for those who are new to fly tying, and those who have not participated in Fly Swaps on FAOL...

    Each months swap starts on the first day of the month, and submitted fly patterns need to be on my desktop before the last of the month...

    Ten (10) positions are available for these 5 monthly swaps...

    I supply each member of the group with the a "FAOL Fly Pattern CD", Whitman Sampler Box with their name and mailing address for the twelve flies required for each month swap...

    Cardstock Sheet of the Member's "Numbered Toe Tags" on the curve of the hook of each fly...

    12 preaddressed 6" x9" mailing envelopes (six are for mailing in to the swap, other six are for the return boxes of sorted fly pattern from the ten members of the Beginner's Only Fly Swap...

    As Swapmeister, I will at the end of each of the five swaps be attaching the Photo of the Fly Pattern, who dressed material listing of the material use to create the fly pattern and photo to each member of the swap... I attach each months fly swap sheet to each member of the swap...each member has a complete 8-1/2 x 11" format of their fly pattern submitted..

    I have been hosting these swaps for a long time on FAOL, and many former members of Beginner's Only are now Swapmeisters of FAOL...
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    To join the Beginner's Only Fly Swap,
    I will need you to email me at my email address parnelli@comcast.net
    I will need your home phone number is I have to contact you
    My home phone number is (651) 777-4650
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    Steven H. McGarthwaite (aka: Parnelli)
    Chartered Member of "Friends of FAOL"
    Member of FAOL since October 1997

    PS: Members of previous "Beginner's Only Fly Swaps", can post on this article, to tell this years class of their experience in the previous Beginner's Only Swaps...
    Last edited by Steven McGarthwaite; 09-28-2013 at 06:48 PM.
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    Great way to learn fly tying. I was in the last swaps.
    Thanks, Parnelli.

    Bob9

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    I know that is still early, but November is just around the corner, and I would like those who are interested in these five monthly fly swap to contact me, first swap "Soft Hackle" starts on November 1st ...

    I can send you the monthly "Beginner's Only Fly Swaps" from the last two years of this swap...

    That way I can get involved with all the other stuff, that needs to be done,for these fly swaps...

    I supply the envelopes, mailing containers, and FAOL Fly Patten CD...

    ~Parnelli

    parnelli@comcast.net

    Last edited by Steven McGarthwaite; 11-03-2013 at 10:22 PM. Reason: corrected word context
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    Friday October 11th:

    There are only 19 days remaining before the start of the 2013-2014 Beginner's Only Fly Swaps

    If there are not enough members of FAOL for me to host these five fly swaps, the 2013-2014 will delayed until January 2014 and the January Swap will be soft hackle, with the terrestrial swap being deleted...

    I have yet to hear of any FAOL member, wanting to be part of 2013-2014 Beginner's Only Fly Swap...

    ~Parnelli
    Last edited by Steven McGarthwaite; 10-13-2013 at 01:27 PM.
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    Default 2014 Beginner's Only Fly Swap

    October 31st:

    This is the last day of joining the 2013-2014 Beginners Only (five) fly swaps...

    There has been no member of FAOL emailing me at parnelli@comcast.net..

    So I am temporaryly shutting these fly swaps down and reopen the 2014 Beginner's Only(four) Fly Swap, on December 1st, 2013 starting on January 1st 2014...

    I will accept members during November & December....

    The sooner the better for filling these 4 swaps...

    If there are no members interested, there will be no 2014 Beginner's Only Fly Swaps...

    Steven H. McGarthwaite (aka; Parnelli)
    Last edited by Steven McGarthwaite; 11-04-2013 at 02:49 AM.
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    Default December 3rd Update

    Currently I have 4 members for the 2014 Beginner's Only Fly Swaps...

    Still have 6 open positions for these 4 swaps (soft hackle, nymph, dry, streamer)...

    I supply preaddressed mailing envelopes for mailing fly patterns in and return mailing envelopes for the return flies...

    I also supply a FAOL Fly Pattern CD and a Big Tapered Furled Leader CD along with hackle gauges on Cardstock, and Cardstock "Toe Tags" for the flies sent in...

    You can contact me by email: parnelli@comcast.net...

    You can also reach me by phone (651) 777-4690

    I will need you home mailing address and phone number..

    Please do not wait, the January Soft Hackle Swap begins on January 1st 2014, all flies need to arrive before the end on January 2014.

    ~Swapmeister Parnelli~
    "Everyone you meet in life, give you happiness! Some by their arrival, others by their departure!" ~Parnelli

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    Default December 8th Update

    Current Listing of Beginner's Fly Swap Members

    Member #1 Ven Yann, MA
    Member #2 Dewayne Reding, IA
    Member #3 Dan Nessling, CA
    Member #4 John Schepp, AR

    ...newest member
    Member #5 John Murray, CT

    Five poistions are still available for these four fly swaps...
    January Swap starts on January 1st, flies need to arrive before end of January...

    ~Swapmeister Parnelli~
    Steven H. McGarthwaite
    3505 Bellaire Aveune
    White Bear Lake MN 55110
    (651) 777-4650
    parnelli@comcast.net
    "Everyone you meet in life, give you happiness! Some by their arrival, others by their departure!" ~Parnelli

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    December 10th, 2013

    Member #1 Ven Yang, MA
    Member #2 Dewayne Red
    Member #3 Dan Nessling, CA
    Member #4 John Schepp, AR
    Member #5 John Murray, CT
    Member #6 Al Gustaveson, MN
    Member #7 Allen G. Morgan, OK
    Member #8 Wayne Cook, TN
    Member #9 Tom L. Julian, MO joined the 2014 Beginner's Swaps on Jan 2nd, 2014

    The 2014 Beginner's Swaps are now complete with no more openings for this years swaps...

    ~Swapmeister Parnelli~
    Last edited by Steven McGarthwaite; 01-05-2014 at 06:45 PM.
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    Dec 16th: Time is running out, I still have two opening for the four Beginner's Fly Swaps that start on January 1st 2014.

    ~Swapmeister Parnelli~
    "Everyone you meet in life, give you happiness! Some by their arrival, others by their departure!" ~Parnelli

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    Having participated in the 2012/2013 beginners swap, I can tell you that you guys are in for a real treat. Get out and beat the bushes and fill the members.

    Parnelli is a great Swapmeister and you will get lots and lots of great information from him, experience and flies, flies flies!

    Thanks Parnelli for hosting this again.
    Gordon
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