Saturday, October 26, 2013

Become a Blogger Fly Swap Fiend!!


I was reading through my blog roll the other day and read a post by Rick at Brookfield Angler concerning his Sculpin flies up for swap. I really go fired up about this pattern and in the process came up with an idea for all us fly fishing bloggers to acquire more flies. I know most of us have more flies than we will use in our lifetime but there is always that new and innovative pattern that we all must have to complete our fly arsenal.
So why not conduct a fly swap once a month. Each blogger sometimes during the month would post a number of flies he or she would like to swap. It could be as many as four or more or could even be one pattern. If someone is not interested in the flies from that particular post that month then they may be interested in next months flies. In other words it wouldn’t hurt anyone feelings if no one wanted to swap that month.
These are the flies I have up for swap this month. Keep in mind one does not have to swap for all four flies. The Brown Hackle Peacock

12 comments:

Brk Trt said...

Bill that's a good idea.
Right now I have a billion flies that will never be fished, but what's a few more.

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
I know we all have a ton of flies we never used, so with said, I think this is a good way to share some flies with each other. Thanks for sharing

Mel Moore (Pond Stalker) said...

Bill, next time I sit down at my vise I have a pattern that I would like to send you. I think you will like it. Need your mailing address?
BTW, why not trade a few flies if you think you will use them on your local waters.

Howard said...

Good idea Bill. I to have a million flies lying around. Most of them either don't pass muster or were experiments that weren't very good.

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
I will certainly take you up on your offer--Bill Trussell
2100 Greenbriar Lane
Jasper Alabama 35504----Check my next post and I will return the favor--thanks Bill

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Put the experiments out there you never know what fantastic pattern you could trade for--thanks for the comment

Kevin Frank said...

I'm not sure I could commit to a fly swap once a month. I could definitely do it a few times a year. Great idea.

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
Sure swapping flies two or three times a year would be good. I have a ton of flies and thought it would be a good way to share flies with my fishing buddies. Thanks for the comment

penbayman said...

Great idea!

Bill Trussell said...

Pen
In time I hope more bloggers will participate. thanks for the comment

The NOCO Nympher said...

Bill excellent idea! Given the fact that winter is around the corner I think it is the perfect time to give it a shot. I hope the fly swap takes off!

Bill Trussell said...

Noco
I hope other bloggers will follow suit with the swap. I will continue to post files each month and see how it goes. thanks for the comment