It's like Christmas around here, today my copy of "The Feather Thief" finally came in. Plus that, I got my new vise, my new dubbing spinners. I got a Guinea fowl skin.
To top it all off, I went to an estate sale and got a complete fly tying room. There's so much stuff, I'm going to be sorting for quite some time. Just the stack of fly tying books was 3 1/2 feet tall. I didn't know the old fella but he must have been an interesting guy. He had some classic salmon fly stuff and lots of shadow boxed sets of flies. There was one box of hackle capes, buck tail, schlappen, Chickabou, calf tails and hair patches full to the top of a 2 X 2 X 2 foot box, all in original packaging. It seems as if he had owned a fly shop 'cause there was lots of stuff for display. Also, drawers and drawers and drawers of hook, tools and 3 vises.
I paid the family what they were asking but, they were so nice, and the widow is strapped for cash till the affairs are cleared. There's so much more than I thought there was so I'm going to give them some more money.