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Re: 2010 Summer Terrestrial Fly Swap

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And another week goes by.

Posted on: 2010/9/28 19:17


Re: 2010 Summer Terrestrial Fly Swap- Does anyone know Brian

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Does anyone know Brian? Was he at the Jam at Hemlock Acres this year? Does anyone live near him? How long has he been posting? Just curious.

Posted on: 2010/9/30 5:35


Re: 2010 Summer Terrestrial Fly Swap

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It has now been almost an additional month since he said he was shipping the flies. I am at a total loss why someone would want to do the swap, then not send the flies out without any real explanation, then give an explanation alomost 2 months after the swap ended stating he was going to send them and then have another month go by without any response.

Next swap I will probably have to ask fo a resume of the moderator of the swap, this has lefta sour taste in my mouth.

Posted on: 2010/10/9 6:53


Re: 2010 Summer Terrestrial Fly Swap

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It's called "being had". That's why I asked if anyone knows Brian. Or, was he at the jam? I assume he is very young, not a true fisherman and doesn't plan on posting anymore.
There's almost no reason that an adult would offer to take the responsibility to coordinate a swap then not even take 2 minutes to provide an update when he doesn't ("can't deliver"). Actually. I can think of no reason.

Posted on: 2010/10/9 8:14


Re: 2010 Summer Terrestrial Fly Swap

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If I lived closer I would stop at his home and ask what's up. But it's about 3 1/2 hours from home, maybe I could take the wife shopping out at the Grove City outlets and then pay him a visit.

Posted on: 2010/10/9 8:30


Re: 2010 Summer Terrestrial Fly Swap

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I just don't think it is worth getting that worked up over a handful of flies. The guy said he was having personal and family problems. I can think of plenty of things for myself that fall into that category that would take precedence over a fly swap. Just write this one off as a loss and move on.

Posted on: 2010/10/11 18:10


Re: 2010 Summer Terrestrial Fly Swap

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The conventional wisdom on the board says "only do swaps with the swap master if you know him".

Posted on: 2010/10/11 19:39


Re: 2010 Summer Terrestrial Fly Swap

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The guy said he was having personal and family problems.


Yeah, like trying to find them to tell them they won the UK lottery and a year's worth of Cialis...

Sucks you guys got stung on this!

Posted on: 2010/10/11 21:07


Re: 2010 Summer Terrestrial Fly Swap

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I have to say I agree wth Frequent Tyer...I just sort of wrote it off...I gotta believe the guy needs some slack...

I know it stinks...so things must be bad for him...

Boss

Posted on: 2010/10/11 21:59
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Re: 2010 Summer Terrestrial Fly Swap

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boss_steb wrote:
I have to say I agree wth Frequent Tyer...I just sort of wrote it off...I gotta believe the guy needs some slack...

I know it stinks...so things must be bad for him...

Boss


I think boss is gearing up to run off w/ our steelhead swap!!!

btw, you should have my flies tomorrow, forgot about the stinking holiday.

Posted on: 2010/10/11 22:02


Re: 2010 Summer Terrestrial Fly Swap

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No problem...a few guys have contacted me...I am dividing them as I type and ready for immediate return...

Posted on: 2010/10/12 10:34
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Re: 2010 Summer Terrestrial Fly Swap

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I agree that it's not worth getting worked up over a dozen flies. I am dissappointed that there are some less than honest (or at least responsible) people on the board. I come to this board figuring we are like brothers and sisters of the fly. Seriously, we share a common sport and some values. Stuff like this brings one back to reality. The web, including this board, is what it is.

Posted on: 2010/10/22 6:47


Re: 2010 Summer Terrestrial Fly Swap

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I don't tie, but I'd be glad to take the resonsibility of getting the flies back to you guys. I would make sure they would be returned!

PaulG

Posted on: 2010/10/22 8:25


Re: 2010 Summer Terrestrial Fly Swap

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"To err is human; to forgive is divine." - -- Alexander Pope


I have hosted several swaps and I have to say that it is much harder to coordinate than most people think. It is actually a lot of work. I have been burnt many times by people that forgot to send postage or return packaging. I never called anyone out and just assumed it was error on there part. I sucked up the cost to avoid an issue like this. Honestly, I think everyone that I have hosted has has cost me money and stress. A couple of times I can remember being very overwhelmed by the whole thing. Most often it was because people did not follow the rules of the swap - missing deadlines, not sending postage, sending a match box to return a streamer swap, being very late on sending the flies, dropping out of the swap, Blah blah blah


Give the guy a some slack there are better things to get mad about.

Brisket !

Posted on: 2010/10/22 23:12
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Re: 2010 Summer Terrestrial Fly Swap

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I can sympathize with your reaction Bruno, I get that whenever I put together a luncheon seminar.. But BJ even came back online and said that he had issues after being missing a month and stating that he would mail them out. Now he has not been online since the beginning of September, I don't get it.

Even though I got burnt I probably would consider doing another swap.

Posted on: 2010/10/23 6:13



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