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  1. And after comes the dreaded I can't find what I'm looking for!! LOL Good Luck Buddy!!!
  2. Flytire - If the box doesn't fit in my mailbox I have to wait until Saturday to go pick it up at the Post Office. I leave for work before they open and they're closed by the time I get back to town!
  3. I'm glad I don't need anything and I have a good stock of things. I don't let UPS get away with delivering to the USPS, I tell them I paid for UPS you can deliver it not the Postal people!! If a box doesn't fit in my mailbox they stick a tag in there saying the box wouldn't fit and I have to go to the PO and pick it up!
  4. I buy a lot of skins off ebay and I cut my own zonker strips. Bronze3 on ebay offers big patchs of hair for a decent price. I buy a lot of the Hareline assorted rabbit hide pieces packs and cut my zonkers from those and anything left I turn into dubbing. Hide and fur is good. Coffins creek furs but they're only showing a Face Book page now
  5. Some furs dyed make for unique colors. I did some red fox and was doing dyeing the tips on some white zonker strips and put the red fox in the dye and it came out really nice!! If you have small pieces and dye something else try it!!
  6. Thank you good Sir!! Be a darn shame to lose all that great info!! Was really surprised that Section didn't make it.
  7. Well it's mostly Salmon flies I was looking for all the posts on the Classic Style Wet Flies and people that had tied all the old Bergman style wet flies.
  8. What happened to the Classic fly tying section of Wet flies and Streamers? There was a lot of good stuff in there!!
  9. I use Fly Dye from Anglers Workshop. Make sure the bucktail is really wet when you do it so it sucks up the dye and then some white vinegar to set the color. They are low on colors right now. http://www.anglersworkshop.com/Water-Fo ... s-Fly-Dyes
  10. I do it to make my own so I don't have to buy them and with cold winter's here in Vermont gives me something to do. But I also use the materials to tie jigs, which I also make. Save money? I'd have to say no. Learned how to prep feathers that duck hunters sent me and learned to dye them so I'm only buying the dye to do them. But get the really nice big feathers that you usually don't find in the packs at the fly shop. I have an old Herter's Vise, a couple Thompsons and I wanted a new vise and years ago bought a Dyna-King Kingfisher. Can't believe the cost of them now!! Like others have traded for different materials and have way more than I'll probably ever use myself. Everyone has to decide for themselves how deep into they go. Mine will NEVER make a show fly but they catch fish. Good enough for me!
  11. I do it to make my own so I don't have to buy them and with cold winter's here in Vermont gives me something to do. But I also use the materials to tie jigs, which I also make. Save money? I'd have to say no. Learned how to prep feathers that duck hunters sent me and learned to dye them so I'm only buying the dye to do them. But get the really nice big feathers that you usually don't find in the packs at the fly shop. I have an old Herter's Vise, a couple Thompsons and I wanted a new vise and years ago bought a Dyna-King Kingfisher. Can't believe the cost of them now!! Like others have traded for different materials and have way more than I'll probably ever use myself. Everyone has to decide for themselves how deep into they go. Mine will NEVER make a show fly but they catch fish. Good enough for me!
  12. I always washed them in dawn and borax and brushed to get them really clean then tack them and pour borax on top to dry out. If you're going to dye them make sure they're clean and leave them wet to put in the dye.
  13. Thanks for the heads up I'll have to check it out!
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