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Our grand kids killed yet another inflatable pool float this weekend.   Thin, stretchy and this one happened to have a range of nice colors.  

 

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3 hours ago, Rocco said:

Tell the truth!  Did you use an air gun?

Honestly there's no need- these things last about a week with 6 grand kids and their friends jumping on them.  

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Nice idea to repurpose something that most would just throw away.  Please post some pics of what you tie with that.  

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neon colored vinyl pool tubes, when cut into strips makes a good substitute for the old edge brite tying material

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Dollar Tree stock will now go up due to fly tiers. Good idea.

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Walk through any dollar, craft, department, hardware, thrift/goodwill store for ton of fly tying ideas and materials 

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Pet groomers are good for dubbing.  I used black fur from my son's Lab.

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On 8/20/2021 at 7:43 AM, skeet3t said:

Pet groomers are good for dubbing.  I used black fur from my son's Lab.

Our daughter has a golden and his undercoat is wonderful for dubbing.  I make sure he get a brushing whenever we have him overnight.   I caught quite a few Brookies on soft hackles with golden bodies.

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The dogs shed good when giving a bath. Hogan, the Lab, was black and would leave enough fur in the tub to make a Chihuahua!

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On 8/19/2021 at 4:57 PM, flytire said:

Walk through any dollar, craft, department, hardware, thrift/goodwill store for ton of fly tying ideas and materials 

You just named all my favorite places for buying fly tying stuff.

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On 8/16/2021 at 6:50 AM, DFoster said:

Our grand kids killed yet another inflatable pool float this weekend.   Thin, stretchy and this one happened to have a range of nice colors.  

 

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Let's see some flies tied from this stuff.

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Another alternative material.  This one came imported from Chili.  First the flies I used the material on.  The material.  For those of you who don't do the grocery shopping, this is the bag my Oranges came in.

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On 9/16/2021 at 5:48 PM, utyer said:

Another alternative material.  This one came imported from Chili.  First the flies I used the material on.  The material.  For those of you who don't do the grocery shopping, this is the bag my Oranges came in.

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Great idea- Seriously a lot of fun can be had in this hobby simply by finding tying materials from outside a fly shop.

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