Shrimp Swap? Updated with Codified Rules. Swap closed.

kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.

What should we pick as the due date on this one, guys?

Poll ended at Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:49 am

End of September
1
8%
End of November
2
15%
January 1
1
8%
Never
9
69%
 
Total votes: 13

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Post by austrotard » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:33 pm

two more...
we'll always have buffalo, sweet josh.

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Post by brownsville » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:28 pm

befuddled wrote:
, you will get salt shrimps from me.
still clueless here, how long have we got?


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Post by bullship » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:09 pm

That's a beaut brownsvilleyude

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Post by fallen513 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:06 pm

They're all gonna snag the bottom, ya fuckin' bottom snaggers.
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Post by austrotard » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:29 pm

three more to go!
we'll always have buffalo, sweet josh.

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Post by ak_powder_monkey » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:58 pm

I sat down to tie my shrimps last night.

Then I realized I didn't have any 50lb spider wire

so I watched TV instead.

I'll get done by December. everyone else should too.
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Post by Zor » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:17 pm

Like this?

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Post by ak_powder_monkey » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:20 am

today I ended up playing with some pine squirel sculpin swinging shit.

tomorrow I'll tie a dozen shrimp.
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Post by Average Joe » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:54 pm

Last night I was finally able to sit down and get started on my contribution to this swap.

I know that Hero likes his shrimp flies tied on doubles. That being the case, I think he’s going to absolutely love these hooks I found. They’re just like doubles, but with an extra hook. That makes them much more effective than regular doubles when you're standing out there in the middle of the river trying to snag an Atlantic in the gut. In fact I’m tempted to call these hooks extreme, but I won’t.
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Seeing as how time is of the essence, I’ve decided to go with a fairly simple pattern. Anyone interested in viewing the full SBS can find it on my blog. (NOTE: whiskey cork and cigar cutter are for SCALE ONLY!)
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Though this fly doesn’t look like much just sitting there on dry granite, it practically comes alive once it gets wet.

Here’s an underwater photo of the same fly.
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Hero: please PM me your address and I’ll mail these out to you as soon as they’re finished.

Also, what kind of “extra” are we supposed to include? PBR said he thought it was either doilies or scented soaps, but wasn’t sure. (Between you and me, he's really hoping it's scented soaps.)

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Post by pbrstreetgang » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:32 pm

I'd like to think those books are called "doubles plus." And I thought we were including scented candles? I hope I can find my receipts!

I might have to bow out from this swap as my flies, as I have imagined them, will not look anything like yours, Average Joe.
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Post by Average Joe » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:17 pm

Don't feel bad my friend.

Several weeks back I went on one helluva bender, and somehow I got "End of September" confused with "Never." Thinking I was late for the swap, I talked my wife into staying up half the night and sewing up a dozen potpourri sachets (mistakenly assuming that potpourri sachets were the required "extra"). Then I mixed up a big pitcher of vodka and Red Bull and sat down at the vice with every intention of cranking out all of my shrimp flies before the dawn. It didn't quite work out that way, and it's still too early to talk about what actually happened that night.

Anyway.

Please keep threatening to join and then drop out of this swap. You are an inspiration to us all.

And scented candles as an "extra" are an excellent suggestion. God knows the men's room at my office could have used one today.

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Post by brownsville » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:36 am

fallen513 wrote:They're all gonna snag the bottom, ya fuckin' bottom snaggers.

Heero may disqualify me for this, but





focus on sandy bottoms


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then it's no longer an issue

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