Monday, February 4, 2013

Buried in Loot!

We have had several exciting new arrivals since the last swap post.  For a start we received this beautiful little fly:


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:

Ty Clifton

Austin Anderson

Bill Henry

John Montana

Roughfisher

12 comments:

  1. Uuuuh, AWESOME! Orvis has really won me over the last couple years. I have just come across InTheRiffle this year. They have some pretty good deals. I like how any order over $10 has free shipping. Their videos are great. Especially the carp ones. Makes me want to visit the South Platte.

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    1. Yeah, Orvis has impressed me lately.

      InTheRiffle seems to be fast as well as carpy. Two key ingredients in a quality on-line shop in my books.

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  2. And here are the pro ties!! Can't wait to get my package, and start putting them to work!

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    1. I recieved some very nice flies this week. I will say that in particular roughfisher isn't a pro for nothing. Immaculate.

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  3. Nice! Love seeing Orvis so involved with carp.

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    1. It is extremely interesting. Ask me 10 years ago who of the big-boys would be showing the most interest in carp and first of all I would have laughed at the premise of the question but Orvis would not have been my first guess.

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  4. Nice! Thanks Orvis, In The Riffle, and fellow swappers!
    It looks like everyone will have a great haul this year.
    Austin, I can't help but noticing, but that fly look exactly like one of my top summertime producers, I guess great(Carp obsessed) minds think alike!
    I can't wait to see what else comes in!
    Tight lines all.

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    1. And we are still under halfway there in terms of packages! Lots more to see.

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  5. That is an awesome evolution of the Carp Fly Swap! ITR does have nice videos and love that sticker! Box, Wow! Ben, you'd be surprised how much fly tyers do think alike, we certainly don't live in a vacumn.

    Gregg

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    1. Pretty hard to find something that truly has never been done before.

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  6. Pretty sweet. Props to Orvis. And In The Riffle.

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    1. I have no idea who this is. Just kidding. This folks is Ty from the blog previously known as finewater. New and improved.

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