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  1. So I take it that I am banned for life for no reason?
  2. ok.. Not sure how that woudl even happen when I have made so many post already.. We where even having a conversation about the forum settings.
  3. Any idea on why I am blocked from making any kind of post or even contacting admins to ask what is going on? I can view, but I'm totally blocked from making any kind of post on all topics and no way to even contact the admins.. Any ideas on what happen? I have not be on there in over a month and have many post and topics and now I'm blocked??? Sorry, you don't have permission for that! You have been restricted from posting on this community. Need Help? Our help documentation Contact the community administrator
  4. Very well sealed. I think it came with eggs when I got it and now they hatched.. I checked all my other feathers and everything else is perfectly fine. I always keep my materials sealed up. Probably keep this skin in the garage for a while until It's for sure clean from moths. I think I might try the Cedar method as mothballs make me gag.. Stinks so bad I can taste it..
  5. TMC 2487 Size 12 - 6mm Otter Egg Transparent Apricot - Transparent Red Seed Bead - Otter's Milking Veil - UNI-Thread Trico 17/0 - LocTite Super Glue. They sell glass red beads that are solid round which I think would be perfect for these flies, but they are only available at 1 online store and you have to buy way too many of them..
  6. First time I have ever seen tiny moths in my Feathers! What do I do now? It's a large full Female Pheasant Skin..
  7. I seen a couple website that sold these skins and most where pretty tight like the partridge I see online sold in the packages. Usually cost around $15 plus shipping. This one was $15, but the shipping cost was $9 after I talked his down from his $15 he was asking, but he usually sends them all spread out on a big piece of cardboard. Top price was paid for this skin, so it wasn't a "deal" but hopefully it was a good investment, if not, I will just sell it and buy something else
  8. Hackle looks pretty good in those pictures. I'm sure I can come up with something I will post once a tie a few. Probably tie them on some TMC105 hooks. How do you properly match a pair? Just try to perfectly match 2 feather that look the same, just reverse from each other?
  9. I just bought this for $24 total shipped. I should have not bought it since I didn't really have the extra money to get it, but I did anyway.. Figured if it didn't work I could at least sell it and get my money back. I should have it by next week sometime. Not a very good picture
  10. Too late! They are already here. I ran under the house as soon as I seen them pull up. I brought my vice and materials so I should be ok down here for at least a couple days..
  11. Female Phasianus Colchicus. Are these birds any good for fly tying? Soft Hackle? I see males online, but I don't really see any of the females.
  12. Looks like the species is the Indian Roller
  13. Not worried about there being bugs on it, but moist dead birds that been dead for who knows how long makes me wonder if there is now something growing on it as far a a decease or Ecoli or something?
  14. I was kinda thinking about doing that also. I'm just worried about since the skin is so soft now, there may be some moisture on the feathers stems with who knows what on it? Maybe I can just treat the feathers I pluck off the skin?
  15. I purchased from Ebay many times and usually get great results, but this time.. I think the person just had no idea what he was doing. I looked up the person online since he included a business card for his fly tying store and I see the guy is in his own world of fly tying. His website is very bad, his material page doesn't even have a page and his streamer flies he sell are like the ones I tied on my first week of fly tying and his video of him teaching someone how to tie flies are some of the worst fly tying I have ever seen.. I mean really bad. Like leave you sitting there like ??? I think you are right about the smell coming from the skull and looking at it more, you are right again. The skin is very soft and has alot of moisture.. I greatly appreciate the how to on how to fix this skin, but I think I will just get rid of it to someone who wants it and wants to mess with it. Just too much trouble for a skin I'm not that interested in and also, I don't like messing with birds in that kind of way. I'm not a hunter, so scrapping dead bird skins and cutting away skin from the skull is just not for me lol.. I just wanted some feathers to add to my collection lesson learned on this one.. I liked it because it was different, small feathers and I figured I could do something with some of the small feathers. No pattern for these feathers that I have seen, I just thought I would use them for wet flies or a little hackle behind the wet fly hackle to tie something a little different. The skin is a Roller bird. Not sure if ok to sell or not?
  16. I just purchased a bird skin from Ebay and I open the bag and it smells like a dead bird.. I got a refund for it, but what do I do with it now? I don't want to put any more money into it since I wanted it for the price, but not more then what I paid, but can it even be saved? I feel like i need to handle it with a face mask and rubber gloves..
  17. I was searching again to find the pattern details on some of the flies and it seems to be Fox or good quality buck tail. So I guess I will probably just have to order the fox fur or hand select some buck tails.. Tanuki looks really good, but probably expensive and hard to find.
  18. I'm looking for a good hair to tie some Steelhead or salmon flies that is not too expensive since I would like to get more then 1 color and I'm on a budget. Buck tail seems to be too thick and long. Calf tail seems to crinkly and fox tail I think might be a little too soft and too much waste, even though I can use the under fur on something else, but it's also expensive when you have to buy a few different colors. Is there any good cheap alternatives that come in bright colors? Here some pictures of examples of the types of flies I want to tie. I'm not going to be tying the patterns shown, but this is just a example of the type of hair I'm looking for and kind a pretty much what I'm going to be doing with it. And can someone edit the title to my post and add the is after the word what.. It's annoying me everything I look at it..
  19. That's good to know, thank you. I did Notice it was more expensive, so I just got to plan more wisely on my purchase instead of just grabbing a bag I think I might use. Yeah, I need some more now The red I just got is for the Poker shrimp. You don't get much for the price..
  20. haha ok. Sounds good. thanks Kinda getting bored with this marabou and it makes a mess.. I got a red clump and I pinched a piece with my fingers and it looks like a perfect tail easily. I might have to make the switch
  21. Is this a good material for Woolly bugger tails? Not sure how well it flows in the water compared to Marabou? https://www.feather-craft.com/wecs.php?store=feacraft&action=display&target=TU009
  22. HMH is a good vise and a good company. I got my HMH SX from someone online for $100.00 and It seemed to be brand new. Works great and looks great. Look all over the internet and see what styles look nice to you, then once you made a list of all the ones you like, start searching to find the cheapest ones. Then, once you find the one you really want, try finding it on a forum in the classified section or a online store that has a really good sale going. Spend atleast $100+ on a vise. Buy what you want and can be happy with or every time you tie a fly, you wish you had something better.
  23. yes, it's from the short preview of the movie simple jack lol TropicThunder
  24. Just got mine in today. Everything looks great. Here's a picture of all the flies received.
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