I too am a "founding" member. Unlike many I go way back to the Newsgroups days, what a chaotic mess that was!! VFB traffic is reasonable. Other formats generally require one to go to a URL, when the Streamer list went that way I went away. The Google digest is friendly, one click and I'm able to respond. Like many originals (such as Hans W), I tend to respond only to those threads of particular interest. Also, with possibly 10,000 flies, swaps have mostly lost their raison d'etre. While still a member of FF@, I haven't posted in years. The volume of posts is too much for individual setting, and I've never been keen on their digest. I'm also a member of Jimmy's Flyfishingworld list, and while quiet, occasionally has a good thread. To me VFB is healthy. While unable to run the monster caddis swap, it seems to me that most of the announced swaps find a reasonable number of participants. Unfortunately the world has changed for the worst; many of us remember when flying might actually be enjoyable!!! Cross- border mail has become both expensive and a total hassle---it would never occur to me to send flies to the US. The last time I tried to send flies to a US magazine they were locked in a customs warehouse in Atlanta and the magazine was told to cough up several hundred dollars (they declined!!).
cheers Paul Marriner www.galesendpress.com On Jan 26, 4:40 pm, "Neville Gosling" <nev.gosl...@shaw.ca> wrote: > David: > > This is a quote taken directly from my Jan 2010 newsletter sent to my fellow > club members > Neville (Nev) Gosling > Greater Vancouver, > B.C. Canada -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the "VFB Mail" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to vfb-mail-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/vfb-mail?hl=en VFB Mail is sponsored by Line's End Inc at http://www.linesend.com