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  1. Hopping for a good and speedy recovery for you Mark, what a shitty thing to happen on you're birthday to boot. Happy birthday Mark
  2. It looks sick, maybe covid. Albino makes sense.
  3. I agree jstockard is a great fly shop, great selection of materials, unfortunately i stopped ordering from them in regards of their shipping cost to Canada. I could not justify paying 45$ for shipping when im ordering 50$ worth of materials, too bad, they do have some great sales every month. I ordered from many different shops and no complaints except for 1. Supply right now is a problem for certain items, took me a while just to find a golden pheasant skin, it was the ugliest skin i ever seen, i almost sent it back. Had a order of GP's to fill then i tossed it out, it worked out in the end i guess.
  4. I would ask for a refund on the whole order. Had this happen to me before, took months to get the backordered items.
  5. I use these uni trays that flytire mentioned. I order thread by the dz and usually comes in that tray. I must have 50 of them.
  6. Nice looking box, well done. The thing with a shop is no matter how big you build it, never big enough. A big regret i had on my last shop is having 10ft wide x 8ft tall OH (over head door), 12ft x 10ft would have been better, little tight to get some stuff in to work on. We just moved in to a new house 2 weeks ago that i built, downsized a bit. I have a double garage on the house but i want a shop so i get a do over maybe. Just have to get the wife onboard, my plan is to clutter the garage enough so she cant get her car in it.
  7. 20 or so years ago i bought a lyman reloading kit, it came with everything except for a brass tumbler, reloading dies, brass, powder etc. I got a 416 rem mag custom built for me is the reason i started reloading, the ammo would cost me between 8$ to 10$ a round of the shelf, reloading my own is 2.50$ a round with premium bullets if i dont include the price of brass. You can save quite a few bucks especially on the larger caliber rifle. Some of the powder is hard to near impossible to get now. On a side note for the longest time i could not find brass for the 416 rem mag, i had to fire form 375 h&h brass. It annoyed me that my rounds said 375h&h , i finally found brass last year, it wasn't cheap.
  8. Good job Mark, they're beautiful, man of many talents. Pretty sure i can assume you wont be tying flies for a while.
  9. moose wing thunder and lightning thread- uni 6/0 black hook- size 10 mustad 36890 tag- flat gold tinsel butt- bright yelloe floss tail- golden pheasant crest body- black floss rib- small gold oval tinsel throat- blue over orange hackle wing- moose body hair
  10. You guys in the US are still doing better than us in Canada. Last weekend i went and filled up the truck and two 100 gallon tidy tanks and a dz jerry cans, price at the pump was 1.60$ a liter or around 6.10$ a gallon, came up to 1800$. Drove by the pump today and saw its up to 1.90$ a liter or 7.20$ a gallon and no end in sight as per what the government is saying. Good thing my truck is diesel, i have two 200 gal tanks for heating the house and shop, if need be ill be dipping in those tanks. Ill be spending as much time on the water as the years before, day trips will turn in to 2 or 3 day trips this year. Scary thing is how much its going to cost us for all the rest of the shit we buy.
  11. Griffith's Gnat grizzly hackle golden olive hackle brown hackle med blue dun hackle
  12. black buck bug with red hackle hook- tmc 3761 size 8 to 16, size 12 here tail- black crystal flash body- deer belly hair dyed black hackle- red thread- uni 6/0 black
  13. Thanks for the info. I did stretch the skin and scrapped of all the fat, if you look at the first pic you can see there's borax and salt mixture on it. I kept a variety of pieces from the neck right down to the belly. I'm going to use most of it for spinning anyway
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