Rangeley Style Swap

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From The Swapmeister....

It was inevitable that the folks on Raske's "Streamers" mailing list would eventually partake in a swap of Rangeley style streamers. Since my experience with this genre of flies is so limited, I was chomping at the bit for someone to host a swap. From the classic flies of Carrie Stevens to the modern works of Mike Martinek and others, I just can't seem to get enough of them. I believe what captures me the most is that they are as fishable as they are beautiful.

Although the swap rules were pretty basic - a swap of traditional Rangeley style streamers - the results were anything but ordinary. We have flies that span the range from smaller casting sizes to trollers, from established classical patterns to modern innovations. It just goes to show how inventive people can be even when presented with a pretty specific set of restrictions.

I got out of the swap exactly what I was hoping for - a deeper apprecation of these magnificent flies. From selecting materials to constructing the flies to choosing patterns, the entire swap was a learning experience.

Too all the swappers, thank you very much for your contributions. I hope we can do it again sometime.

Bob Petti
November '99

Contributed By: Pattern Name:
Chris DelPlato Pete Williams, The Raven
Emmett Johnson Green Ghost, White Ghost
Emmett Johnson Big Bad Brendan, Ruby Raider
Emmett Johnson Black Ghost, Madison
Emmett Johnson Robert Henry, "One For Martha"
Emmett Johnson "She" Smelt, Queen Of The Miramichi
Lindsey Grandison Grizzly Prince
Stan Jakubaszek Moonglow
Ron McKusick Goldie Hawn
Bob Petti Footer Special, Hornberg Streamer
Bob Skehan Featherwing Magog Smelt, Purple Hawk
Doug Saball Pink Greyhound
Glenn Seibert Brazos Ghost #1 & #2
David Talley Flatlander
Clyde Watson R.B. Supervisor
Roger Whitcomb Big Diamond Streamer

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