Here are the swap rules! Anyone can start a swap and these rules will help in making sure there are no issues during the process. Here is how it done. 1 fly for 1 fly. If there are twelve people in the swap you would tie 12 flies. You send them in and when the swap is done everyone will have 12 different flies, including one of their own! Remember when you send your flies in you must put toe tags on each of your flies with your registered member name on it so we all know who tied it, this is really important.
OK, here is how it works. The person organizing the swap sets the dead line for the flies to be sent in and what type of swap it is about, ie steelhead, nymph, dry fly etc. Also part of hosting a fly swap is making sure pictures of all flies make it to it photo gallery, if there is not one set up, please contact me and I will set one up for you.
Once you have decided you want to be part of the fly swap you need to tie your flies and mail them to swap organizer, who will provide all the mailing instructions. If you sign up to participate be serious, have your flies in before the deadline, or don`t sign up. Package your flies in a self addressed bubbled envelope. The packages sent should be in something that can be re used to send your flies back or send another bubble envelope with postage attached. The package used, has to be able to withstand the mail system so the flies don't crushed. If you don't send an envelope with postage attached, make sure you send enough cash in the package so the swap organizer can send the flies back to you in the package it came in. Remember, it's not cool to stiff the swap organizer, so make sure you include enough postage. When all the flies have been received the swap organizer will split them up, re package them and mail them off to each member and post the pictures in the swap gallery in the appropriate location, see here. If you have never participated in a fly swap, they are a lot of fun, you get some real cool innovative fishy flies in return and you make some new friends!
Thanks for having a look if you have any questions about any of this, please send me a message and I will do my best to help you out! To view all the swaps please follow this link, click here!
Last edited by Rick Baerg; April 25th, 2010 at 10:47 AM. Reason: Updated procedure
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