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    Default Punch embroidery yarn fly tying swap

    There's been a bit of punch yarn fever stirred up lately, so we need a swap to cover it. Here it is. Limited to 12 tyers plus myself. Sign up closes April 19. Everyone submit 12 (uh, make that 10) flies of their pattern utilizing punch embroidery yarn. Include your flies, return packaging with postage, and a crushproof container. Have your flies TO ME by May 15. Don't wait until May 13 to ship your flies. If they are late, I will return them.
    I hope everyone enjoys this one. If you need inspiration, Al Campbell's Too Simple patterns in his 2004 archives might be a good starting point. I will send shipping info as soon as everyone is signed up.

    1. ol' blue - modified beadhead PTN, tan and olive nymph - COMPLETE
    2. Kahuna - mudbug - RECEIVED
    3. DieKatze - too simple PMD nymph - RECEIVED
    4. Jack Hise - too simple caddis - RECEIVED
    5. white43 - yarn 'n' copper - RECEIVED
    6. idabelangler - punch yarn soft hackle
    7. panman - gloss back bug - RECEIVED
    8. GQualls - bugger - RECEIVED
    9. bassman - too simple mayfly dry - RECEIVED
    10.cholcomb13 - tbd - RECEIVED
    11.Thwack - stimulator - RECEIVED

    CLOSED! Only 10 of each fly is required from each swapper.

    Pictures are done! [url=http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/ghileman@sbcglobal.net/slideshow?.dir=/2d6dre2&.src=ph:ad09d]PUNCH YARN SWAP[/url:ad09d]

    [This message has been edited by ol' blue (edited 19 May 2006).]

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    Sign me up.
    Mine will be a "Mud-Bug". [url=http://www.fishingwithflies.com/MudBugs&Buzzers.html:7b7ba]http://www.fishingwithflies.com/MudBugs&Buzzers.html[/url:7b7ba]

    Kahuna

    [This message has been edited by Kahuna (edited 12 April 2006).]

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    This is great. Sign me up. Now all I need to do is find some embroidery punch yarn and a pattern.
    I'll let you know as soon as I get both.

    Thanks,
    Jim S.

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    Ol blue;
    I'm back in with Al's "Too Simple Caddis" size 14. I'll add a hackle (leg's) to them.
    If anyone needs some yarn just email me the color, I may have it!
    I read your reply to a member that want's to get in a swap. Let's see what he needs.

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    Cactus

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    You are all in.

    Diekatze, there are 2 places online dealing with this material that have been referenced on this site lately:

    [url=http://www.prettypunch.com:2fc41]www.prettypunch.com[/url:2fc41]

    [url=http://www.punchneedlemarketplace.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_list&c=8:2fc41]http://www.punchneedlemarketplace.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_list&c=8[/url:2fc41]

    You shouldn't have to spend more than $2/spool. And remember, if you use the pretty punch yarn, order by phone. It is cheaper than by the internet.
    If anyone would like in on this swap and can't get yarn, e-mail me. I'll set you up with more than enough to get through this swap. I know there are others as well that will fix a guy up with some material if you need it.

    [This message has been edited by ol' blue (edited 12 April 2006).]

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    Just what is "punch" yarn? If someone will explain I will join in the swap. Some sort of a nymph tied with copper. JGW

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    white43, I went ahead and signed you in. Here is the explanation:

    Punch embroidery yarn is usually made in acrylic. It works as a dubbing substitute and winds on like chenille. Al Campbell did some flies in a "too simple" series in 2004 and I just found out about it and am taken with the simplicity of its use. It is simply a cool material that is dirt cheap. It runs $1.50/200 yards. It can be substituted for most nymph and some dry bodies.

    Check fly examples with pictures of the material during tying out here:

    [url=http://flyanglersonline.com/alcampbell/archive.html:519d5]Al Campbell archive[/url:519d5]

    Specifically look at the too simple mayfly dry, too simple bunny emerger, and too simple baetis nymph.

    Panman also suggested on another thread that this might make a good candidate for punch yarn substitution: [url=http://www.danica.com/flytier/tallgood/aquatic_wasp.htm:519d5]http://www.danica.com/flytier/tallgood/aquatic_wasp.htm[/url:519d5]

    [This message has been edited by ol' blue (edited 12 April 2006).]

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    Thanks. I'll check with my sister to see if she has some, or the quilt shop up the road. I'll tie an immitation of the Hare 'n Copper nymph I found in New Zealand. Call it a Yarn 'n Copper if you wish. JGW

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    I'm in with a punch yarn soft hackle.

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    You are in!

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