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  1. #1
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    Default Swap Of The Month 2014

    It's that time again. I have been administrating this swap for the last few years, since Bassman passed-on (this was his swap), but if anyone else would like to take over, I'm OK with it. Otherwise, I will continue.

    The rules are simple:

    We sign up 12 tyers (or more..if needed), and they each get a turn hosting for 1 month. I'll create a roster showing who is up for what month. The host for that month gets to set the theme (ie: streamers, trout files, dry flies, bass flies, bugs, minnows, Wulf Patterns, Catskill Patterns, etc...), anything you want. You can even specify materials such as Pheasant tail only, marabou, foam, etc...

    Once that is done, you can pick a pattern within that theme that you want to tie for that month, and let the host know what you will be tying. Then, we all tie 12 each of our selected pattern, and send them to the host, with toe tags and return envelope and shipping. The host will then sort them into sets of one each of every pattern, and return a set to each tyer. So each month, you will get a set of 12 different (and great) flies.

    There are just a few catches: You have to commit for the whole year. And the host sets the deadline for when flies are due, and what to do about late flies. We are usually pretty lenient and laid-back, but it's up to the host for that month.

    This is one of the most fun swaps on FAOL, and I can almost promise that your fly tying skills will improve greatly. We've been running for over 5 years, and each year gets better.

    Deadline for sign-up will be Dec 23rd, so get in while you can. The first 11 gets it (I am already in....).

    1. Gigmaster
    2. Captain Mortis
    3. Rick Z
    4. jwb1977
    5. sjo
    6. Bob9
    7. gmac209
    8. billhouk
    9. Icemanxxxv
    10. CharlainC
    11. RexW
    12.
    Last edited by Gigmaster; 03-31-2014 at 08:45 PM. Reason: Lost a swapper

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    Count me in again.

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    I will continue.

    Rick

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    I'm in if you all will have me.

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    Since I'm European, signing in poses some problems. I cannot prepost an envelop with american stamps. I cannot ask you eleven others to send your flies to Europe when I host a swap etc. In former years some of the participants grew to being friends and they solved this on their costs. I won't ask that of them again, because it's a big commitment. Well there it is. I'd like to sign in, but I need your thoughts first.
    Greets
    Sjo
    Let the fly be with you....

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    I'll give it another shot. I'm in.
    Sjo, if you are able to tie, join us. I don't mind sending the flies to you and doubt anyone else does.

    Bob

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    You're stuck with us, sjo. We're not letting you off the hook. You're flies are waaay too good to pass up. We'll do it the same way we've always done it. I got you signed up.

    Only 6 slots left. Get while we got 'em.......

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    I will host the month for you do Sjo so folks don't have to send flies "overseas".
    That is not a problem.

    Rick

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