Cuervo Jones wrote:Heaps of thanks, elnaco Grande.
A trade could be fun. Maybe we can get a few other tiers involved (looking at you Karstopo and godoe). I'm trying to fill my boxes for a trip in a couple of weeks, but after that we should try to put something together.
I've only tied a few cold water patterns. Some buggers, some prince nymphs, some Eva foam + hackle unnamable (no G rated name) dry fly patterns and almost all of these now reside in a relative's dwelling in Colorado I have some dubbing by the handful, in Adams grey, in unopened packaging that I would happily trade for some magic beans or maybe a few crab flies.
Then also I could bring along my mountain of streamers, hi ties, dead head minnows, and other abominations that belong on the island of misfit flies. Many of these are from my cubist or surreal periods and are sure to be attractive to fish that appreciate flies in the abstract. Most have never seen the light of day, literally, and it is my very real and specific fear that one day after my departure from this Earth, my heirs and assigns will find these and my legacy will then be greatly diminished.
I do have a considerable stockpile of flies that have found a following with a variety of inshore fish. I can crank these out like Thomas Kincade can produce prints. And like Kincade, these flies may not be fine art, but they seem to be able to close the deal. Any way, long story short, too late for that. I'm in on the swop