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Fly Tying Forum => Stillwater Patterns => Topic started by: Gordon Kalisch on May 17, 2013, 08:49:32 AM

Title: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Gordon Kalisch on May 17, 2013, 08:49:32 AM
Chironomid Swaps are pretty common so I'm testing the watters to see if there is interest in a "Buzzer" swap. Let me know and if so we wil ltry to have one before summer hits us.
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Bob Greening on May 17, 2013, 03:09:36 PM
Buzzer swap, count me in! ;D
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Max Cohen on May 17, 2013, 06:10:30 PM
im in
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Neville (Nev) Gosling on May 20, 2013, 08:57:32 AM
What would be the deadline as I have rather a lot of other things to do?

By the way, a Buzzer is the English slang name for a chironomid, its just that the British versions have developed a bit differently than a typical western Canada chironomid.

Nev
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Randy Paskall on May 20, 2013, 09:03:05 AM
Mostly because Europeans are not allowed to use beads or lead in many of their venues and as such have used their tying skills to promote sinking of their patterns with epoxy and the like to give a smooth product to slide through the water and promote sinking that way.
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: John Kent on May 20, 2013, 01:21:09 PM
I would relish the idea of a buzzer swap!
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Chad Vandermolen on May 22, 2013, 04:58:31 AM
I was really hoping for a duck fly or midge swap, but I guess a buzzer swap will have to do...I'm always game for a John K fly or two also--some of them even catch fish ;)   
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Gordon Kalisch on May 23, 2013, 07:18:52 AM
Okay, my lack of chironomids is starting to show!!

Let's call it the "English Style of Chironomid Swap".  I've attached a couple of examples so there is no confusion.

I realize it's a busy time of year for everyone with fishing in full swing and kids sports for some of us so we can make the deadline in mid July if that works for everyone?

How does that sound for everyone? Once I hear back from people I'll send out messages to confirmed participants so we all know the number of flies needed.

G
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Todd Oishi on May 23, 2013, 07:43:50 AM
I'm in for this one! :)

Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Chad Vandermolen on May 23, 2013, 07:47:44 AM
Proposal sounds good Gordon--I'm in.  Even if there are only 6 or 7 members intersted, we could go to 3 flies per--that would probably work well.

Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Gordon Kalisch on May 23, 2013, 08:08:56 AM
Great idea Chad!!

I'm willing to make 2 or 3 different flies.

How do others feel about that? If you only want to make one style that is fine too.
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Ionut Cotinghi. on May 23, 2013, 11:30:15 AM
I'm in too even if I don't have any ideea what to tie. And I don't have any experience fishing with chironomids/buzzers. Tried once without any success, wading from shore.
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Max Cohen on May 23, 2013, 03:39:51 PM
im in gord
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Neville (Nev) Gosling on May 25, 2013, 07:09:34 AM
I think that I can manage to tie the flies in time if the deadline is mid July. I will be away fishing in June. Count me in please.
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Gordon Kalisch on May 28, 2013, 06:49:59 AM
Last call for the "Buzzer Swap" with a due date of July 15th.  I am leaving for vacation shortly after the the due date so if flies need to be on time (we havea couple chronic late people....no names mentioned but you know who you are  :) )

So far we have:

Gordon
Bob
Max
Nev
John
Chad
Todd
Ionut
Andrew

If you plan to submit more than one pattern let me know.

If you want to participate please message me or post on this thread before June 1st, I will then send everyone the numbers of flies you need to tie.

Thanks

G
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Chad Vandermolen on May 28, 2013, 08:36:56 AM
Sounds like a good plan Gord.  I think I will do a Grey Boy variant: Davie McPhail and Phil Rowley have inspired me!
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Max Cohen on May 28, 2013, 06:58:17 PM
hey gord i am submitting 2 patterns 2 of each
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Todd Oishi on May 28, 2013, 07:06:29 PM
I'll be submitting one pattern for the swap, as I'm busy tying for a few other events/competitions.
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Gordon Kalisch on June 04, 2013, 07:24:48 AM
Okay we are set, here are the participants.

Gordon
Bob
Nev
John
Chad
Todd
Ionut
Andrew

Everyone is doing 1 pattern.

Please send me your 16 flies so they arrive by July 15th.  I will send PM's to everyone shortly with the particulars.

(edited to remove Max's name  from the list for this swap)
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Bob Greening on June 13, 2013, 09:30:39 AM
I sat down at the vise at least 6 times this week, nothing is working! Lurked Davie Mac, John K, Phil R,still nothing. Decided to work in the garden,stepped on a nail >:(. Bingo rusty nail buzzer  with a touch blood, ah red in the wingbud. ;D
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Chris Puchniak on June 13, 2013, 01:37:25 PM
Inspiration comes from the weirdest places... I think we'll call you Van Gogh from now on Bob.  :)

You can call it the Tetanus Buzzer.
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Chad Vandermolen on June 23, 2013, 05:40:08 AM
Finishing off the last of my Grey Boys this morning.  I'll probably get them in the mail this week.

Looking forward to seeing all the great ties folks come up with again!
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Max Cohen on June 23, 2013, 09:41:01 PM
hi gord i lost your email i hate to enforum u i cant finish my flies for this swap as work has goten very busy and i wont have time as i also have order to fill for flys sorry gord
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Gordon Kalisch on June 25, 2013, 07:12:19 AM
No problem....thanks for letting me know
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Bob Greening on July 04, 2013, 07:24:32 AM
Gordon mailed the flies today. Thanks for hosting this swap.
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Gordon Kalisch on July 08, 2013, 07:50:05 AM
Excellent.....

I've received Chad's, Nev's are o nthe way and now yours.
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Todd Oishi on July 11, 2013, 08:46:45 PM
Dropped mine in the mail this afternoon...

Edited to add: Gordon, I mailed 14 flies (2 for each of the other 7 tyers), as there are ony 8 of us in the swap, and I don't need 2 of my own sent back to me.
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Chad Vandermolen on July 19, 2013, 05:29:47 AM
Can't wait to see them all--have you received them all Gord?
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Gordon Kalisch on July 23, 2013, 07:02:16 AM
Unfortunately a few people did not come through so I've given up waiting and will send what I have received.

Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Chad Vandermolen on July 28, 2013, 07:52:36 AM
Thank you for YOUR efforts, Gordon.  I guess summer fly swaps are a tough deal.  Too bad a few guys didn't follow through, but I'm sure those who did participate did a great job! 

Cheers,
Chad
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Chris Puchniak on July 28, 2013, 09:13:50 AM
I didn't participate in this one, but thanks for taking the lead in these swaps Gord!
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Randy Paskall on August 09, 2013, 06:12:52 AM
Maybe some of the participants died of old age? This is the longest swap I've ever seen! ;D
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Gordon Kalisch on August 10, 2013, 11:08:58 AM
I think all people were too busy fishing to tie.

I currently am in California to escape the never ending BC summer heat. I'm only coming back when it gets cooler.
Title: Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
Post by: Todd Oishi on August 20, 2013, 06:13:19 AM
Sorry I didn't respond earlier, but I wanted to say that all of the patterns that I received were very well tied and will all find a place in my fly box!

Thanks to all who participated and contributed to this fly swap!

Cheers,
Todd