March 2018 swap

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The original date was for tues 20th i think so looks like you might all have your sets back with you for next weekend if they arrive with me in time.
That would be good I start my fishing on The Tay so could winkle one out on one!

Caught fish on the clyde, annan and nith on pink flys but going to persist on the Tay till I get one :fish2:
 
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Flies done, first coat of varnish drying. I'll get you a pic after work tomorrow. They'll be in the post sat.

Gary.

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Done.


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Bit of an assortment of hooks, all quality hooks though: Code p, patriot or owner.
Note to self, buy some packs of hooks before you start tying for the next swap!

Gary.

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Bit of an assortment of hooks, all quality hooks though: Code p, patriot or owner.
Note to self, buy some packs of hooks before you start tying for the next swap!

Gary.

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I'm sure the fish won't mind.

My ocd simply won't allow me to do it though :help::lol:
 

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I'll update front page when in.



Everyone cast your beedies over April's swap. Plenty for everyone in there.
 

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Conundrum.

I looked through the cape that i used for the front badger hackle, got from Pat Nolan in Ireland, and there are areas of feather damage in part of the cape. Looks like the barbs were cut of in really straight lines about half way up the barbs. The part of the cape i used didn't have this. I've now chucked the cape, ***.

Bottom line: I'm now really confirmed about sending flies with potential beasties.

What about if i put the flies in the freezer and post Monday?

Any other suggestions?

Gary.

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A quick freeze will slow any bugs you might have. I can sprinkle a tiny amount of DE into everyone's packet and this will kill any mites or larva if there are any.

No one with emphysema in the group?? You will be okay unless you snort your flies on arrival.
 

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What's de ?

Diatomascus earth. I used it with my hens to keep bugs out the coop and as my materials live outside in a shed in the drawers and I've never had any damage from creepies. Works by cutting the bugs bodies on a microscopic level and dehydrating them
 

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This is my offering for March, all done and going in the post tomorrow.

looking forward to receiving everyone flies
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Alistair
 

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Hi Piker,

What's your address so that i can post the flies. Sorry if you've already provided it.

Gary.

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Gary, your flies arrived today. Is that marabou wing??

The whole swap is a great set of flies so far. Lots of variation for varied water heights and colours.
 

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Hydrofoam, that's your flies in too. All being well these will hit mail tomorrow night if noddys arrive tomorrow.
 

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I hoped they would be with you today.

Noddy indeed :doh: :shocked:

Cheers Nobby

That'll teach me not to check back on threads, but was sure you weren't nobby. I'm sure they'll arrive tomorrow.
 

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Winging my way back to you babe

That's the flies all arrived and in the post box to head back to you guys.

Check out April's swap and feel free to ask any lurkers who you know that tie a mean fly.
 
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