Welcome to FAOL!
I have been with FAOL since October of 1997. Last 14 years I have been the Swapmeister of a "Beginner's Fly Swaps" on FAOL Fly Tying Board.
On October 1st I will be posting the 2015 Beginner's Swap, on the Fly Swap Board. I will not let any members in to these five monthly swap after October 31st, which is my cut-off date for these five swaps will a limit of 10 members!
I supply each member of these swaps with the five preaddressed 6" x 9" mailing envelopes to for mailing in the fly pattern of the month and the other five for the return fly patterns , I supply the Whitman Sampler Box (for secure the flies for these swaps with your name and mailing address attach to the top of the box. I supply a "FAOL Fly Pattern CD" I also supply a "FAOL Tying Tips CD". Each month each member of these five swap will dress 12 flies (they should be indentical). I also will include a business card with my home address, phone number & my email address; I am always available to help if you have a question or problems!
I already have two newbies, interested in the 2015 Beginner's Fly Swaps!
November Swap: Soft Hackle
January Swap: Nymph Patttern
February Swap: Dry Fly
March Swap: Streamer Pattern
April Swap: Terrestrial Pattern
At the end of these five swaps you will not be a "newbie"!
PS: If you are interested, I am willing to send you the two CD's now, and you can start practicing using the instruction for "Al Campbells Beginning Fly Tying Series".
Steven H. McGarthwaite
3505 Bellaire Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: (651) 777-4650
Last edited by Steven McGarthwaite; 03-13-2014 at 05:03 AM.
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