----- FLY SWAP 2004 ----
-A chance to exchange your favourite terrestrial patterns with 11 fellow tiers-
Terrestrial insects account for a lot of large fish especially in the dog days of summer. The tiny dry flies get all the publicity but a well tied ant or beetle is probably the most deadly pattern on the Upper Grand in August. In many streams in the Eastern USA terrestrials make up the majority of a trout's diet in July and August. Out West there is nothing more fun than pounding the banks of the larger river with hoppers.
To enter the swap, tie 14 of your favourite terrestrial insects and bring them out for May 10, 2004. I will sort out the flies for exchange and you will get back 12 flies (11 new ones and one of your own).
Last year's swap had the best flies I have ever seen in 4 years of running the swap. We were fully booked with swappers a month before the deadline so sign up soon.
Rules and Regulations
This swap is limited to the first 12 tiers to sign up. Please tie up 14 flies and we will auction off the last two sets and donate the money to our conservation efforts. Because of the popularity of our swaps in the last three years and the number of active tiers at the club I suspect that the ranks of will quickly fill. If you are not in the first 12, I will add your name to a list of replacement tiers. Bring the registration to me at the meeting, send it in the mail (address below) or send it by fax at (905) 521- 6014.
Bring in your flies in a RETURNABLE container for the Grear Swap Night on Monday, May 10, 2004. I will be returning your new set of terrestrials in your own container.
Print up a list of tying instructions and fishing tips for your fly pattern. I will post the instructions and pictures of the flies onto the club web site.
If you have questions email Bruce Wainman or call (905) 319 8928.
There you go . . . sign up and start tying!
Terrestrial Swap- Entry Form
Please fill in this form print it up and then bring it out to any meeting or send it to:
Bruce C. Wainman
5230 Nova Cr.