- We already have three shipments in. For being the first to deliver Lonny Garris wins....well nothing I guess. I will say that my wife wants to de-barb a set of his flies and wear them as ear-rings. If somebody ends up shorted I cannot be held responsible for the next big fashion craze to disrupt the fly tying market.
|Earstabber (AKA Zimmerman Backstabber) by Lonny. Patent pending??|
- David Smith from USCARPPRO is excited about the swap and sent a bunch of stickers to include in the packages to show his support. If you haven't checked out USCARPRO magazine it is free and there is at least on fly fishing for carp article in every issue.
- At least two swappers are taking a swing at pumping out more than 10 flies. Warriors! UPDATE - this might mean that each and every one of us gets a copy of a new fly from one of the most exciting tiers on the web. I wont mention his name because I dont want to put him on the spot (yet!) but his latest creation for carp looks on-par. Which means awesome. UPDATE2 - Gregg Martin and Pat Cohen are both in with enough flies for all participants. Awesome.
- The swap has made for an exciting week. It was my birthday on Wednesday and practically every day this week I recieved a little birthday present of flies in the mail. I know I will have to send them off to good homes but it is still fun. Of course, some packages are for me and me alone. Thanks Ty, my new finewater carp t-shirt came in recently. It will go to good use. I wore the last one into submission.
The current participant list is:
Kevin Morlock, Third Coast Fly (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
Austin Anderson, PondBass (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
Barry Reynolds , BT2 Productions (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
Bill De Brooklyn, The Great Lakes of NYC (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
Chris Galvin, Colorado Trout Hunters (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
Eric Ridenour, Big EZ World (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
Gregg Martin (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
The Roughfisher, roughfisher.com (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
John Montana, Carp on the Fly (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
John Jensen, Currents (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
John Ridderbos (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
Justin Watkins, Fishing and Thinking In MN (FLIES PENDING)Lonny Garris, Caddis Fly and Pixie Poo (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
McTage, Fly-Carpin (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
Mike Medina (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
Matt Pike (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
Nate Taylor, Dirtbag Fly-Fishing (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
Pat Cohen, Super Fly (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
Sean Hudson, Unquenchable Curiosity (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
Ty Clifton (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
Ty Goodwin, finewater (FLIES RECIEVED!!)
Will Rice, The Drake (FLIES RECIEVED!!)