Except of course you saw immediately that that is NOT a fly. Nice. Way to pay attention and stay sharp! Instead Orvis generously donated 30 fly boxes to support the swap.
Beyond the obvious truth that everybody loves free stuff, the containers were the only fail in last years swap. For Orvis to step up like this is a huge improvement and further indication of Orvis' strong interest in the carpin community.
I am pumped because now the swap flies will be immune to all but the most brutal postal abuse and even have an official home in everyone's packs if they so desire!
I also received INTHERIFFLE.com stickers for all the swappers. If you are looking to up your fly tying game this is a site you really need to check out because they are hell-bent on putting out the most comprehensive fly-tying video vault on the web. In case you don't know they are big into carp there, and their video vault already includes several popular carp flies.
Of course this is a fly swap and fortunately some sweet flies also arrived since the last post. In no particular order: