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Gordon Kalisch

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Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
« 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.

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Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 03:09:36 PM »
Buzzer swap, count me in! ;D

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Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 06:10:30 PM »
im in
The tug is the drug

Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked away to the creek when the tribe did not really need fish.  ~Roderick Haig-Brown

I should really give this up, wrapping bits of fluff around a hook for fun just can't be normal!!

Neville (Nev) Gosling

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Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
« Reply #4 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.
Sorry, but you weren't catching that fish anyway.....

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Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2013, 01:21:09 PM »
I would relish the idea of a buzzer swap!

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Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
« Reply #6 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 ;)   

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Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2013, 07:43:50 AM »
I'm in for this one! :)

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Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
« Reply #9 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.


Gordon Kalisch

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Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2013, 03:39:51 PM »
im in gord
The tug is the drug

Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked away to the creek when the tribe did not really need fish.  ~Roderick Haig-Brown

I should really give this up, wrapping bits of fluff around a hook for fun just can't be normal!!

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Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: Is there interest in a "Buzzer Swap"??
« Reply #14 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