Well lets try this one more time, I just spent 30 minutes tying all this up only to have it all disipear on me.
I dont get on this forum that much these days I spend most of my time on the classic fly tying forum. I will get right to it because I already typed this all up once and lost it so here it is.
I have taken on a raffle fund raiser to help a friend,some of you may know, Dale Darling. He lost his home and most everything in it recently in the Colorado flooding. The river now runs threw there front yard and at this point there is no hope of rebuilding and they were told they didn't need flood insurance so.....you get the picture.
So what I have done is started a raffle to raise a little money for him and his wife while they get there life back in order. http://www.classicflytying.com/index.php?showtopic=50331 This is a link to show some details of what we are doing. It has the prizes listed in some of the posts.
The three prizes are all donated by members of the Classic Fly Tying Forum and are as follows. A new G.loomis Stream Dance GLX 9' 4wt., a fly plate containg, I belive, at least 10 classic salmon flies tied by members, and a single framed salmon fly tied by Bill Chandler.
The tickets are $30 each and only 100 to be sold. I can't put up a picture of the flies because they are not done yet but I can tell you that Ted Pattlen is doing the framing. I have seen his stuff, it's nice!
http://www.classicflytying.com/index.php?showtopic=50544 This is the link to get your tickets and directions. You will be sending money by Pay-Pal to Bud Guidry who will make a record and at the end his daughters will pull names from a hat. I hope that you will consider particapating in this cause to help out a friend and fellow fly tier. The odds are good with 3 prizes and only 100 tickets so please buy at least one. Thats a $700 fly rod and one hell of a fly plate Ted is building plus Bill's fly.
Please take a second and check it out. Be sure if you do buy tickets to follow the directions and include all your info in the pay pal note field so we can get you your prize. Also send money as a gift to avoid charges.
Jim Haswell (steelyjim)