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#1 Rjohn7

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 06:32 PM

I was out at a "craft supplies rummage sale." today and came home with another three totes worth of stuff- bonnie braid, different types of stuff for dubbing, even a huge role of crystal cord (which makes really good segmented bodies- check youtube.)  All stuff that I've seen used (or used myself before)  but much more than I need. 

 

So...  Any one that wants a 'surprise'  package made up of pretty much anything thats made it's way into these totes,  drop me a line and I'll get some sent out.  Its available to anyone who is active on the forum,  not just beginners.   So drop me a line I'd like to move some stuff into other hands that'll use it!

 

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#2 RickZieger

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 04:49 PM

I will jump in.

 

 

Tied several dozen flies for PHW with the chenille you  sent me before.

 

Rick



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Posted 03 March 2019 - 06:49 PM

Glad the chenille worked well for you.  There's, some in this haul also a larger size.  Still have plenty of the smaller size left but its in the storage unit because my new work bench is getting built, so when that comes back out that's available too.  There is a lot of fibers for dubbing, a lot of synthetic fiber will work nicely for anyone that wants to blend some.

 

the elastic stuff used for these is available too for anyone that wants to try some:

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4ITfuTLmfo&t=21s

 

Also not sure how safe it is to post the addy here in the thread.  I was able to read threads before I became a member.



#4 ggmiller

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 02:44 PM

I'll jump in, too. curious to try the elastic stuff. Thanks for the offer, will PM you my address.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:11 AM

I'm planning on getting the first batch of this stuff mailed today.   I really appreciate people letting me know what they are most interested in.  It takes time to card fibers for dubbing,  or hand wind tinsel etc.  So knowing someone isn't interested in something that takes time makes it so much faster on something that has turned out to be time consuming.  Sorry its taken so much time to get the first batch ready to go.  Hope to get time to get the tracking numbers out to people today, if not look for them Monday.

 

For those that asked about costs and shipping costs, when you get your package you'll see what the postage was if you wish to reimburse that amount, but only that amount.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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#6 chugbug27

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:11 PM

Thanks RJ
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#7 Rjohn7

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:44 PM

Mailed and tracking numbers on their way.



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 01:45 PM

A big thank you RJ. Just moved to New Orleans, and you've just set me up for my new life here. Very generous.
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#9 Rjohn7

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 05:57 PM

Glad you are pleased. 

 

You might try pulling strands from para cord also.  good neon colors and very fine and flossy.  pulls out the same way as bonnie braid.  pull the core out first.  and do shorter lengths like 5 feet or it fluffs up and becomes a mess.



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 09:37 PM

Got my package today! Very impressive! Thanks for your generous nature!

Will keep me busy for a long time!



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Posted 24 March 2019 - 09:21 PM

Got home Saturday morning, about 3:00am.  Spent the rest of the time 'til now catching up.

 

Finally got a chance to open my box 'o stuff!

 

Very nice collection of synthetic materials.  I haven't even been able to go through it all.  I'll take some pictures over the next day or so.

 

Thank you, R.J.

 

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#12 Rjohn7

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 04:36 AM

well I've gotten a fairly wide selection of beads  and so far they seem to be doing alright on the hooks I use.  My smallest is a 20 and I'd test others on smaller if I had them.  There are much much smaller which may well fit other sizes.  Its going to take me a few weeks at least to go through and check what hook sizes they'll fit on before they're generally available in the giveaways.  The smaller sizes would likely make great eyes on some fine monofiliment.  The smallest are a 26/0 which is incredibly tiny.  but might make some very cool eyes for small flies.  These are pretty much all antique and evidently the smallest czech seed bead still being made is a 13/0- this is according to a distributor.  (The Japanese are making 15/0 tube beads.) 

 

(some 12/0 on hooks for a try)

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(26/0 the smallest size I bought)

 

https://www.dropbox....943113.jpg?dl=0



#13 RickZieger

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 09:31 AM

Recognize some of this Rjohn7?

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#14 Rjohn7

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:39 AM

I do recognize it.  glad you're using it. 



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Posted 18 June 2019 - 05:23 PM

I was out at a "craft supplies rummage sale." today and came home with another three totes worth of stuff- bonnie braid, different types of stuff for dubbing, even a huge role of crystal cord (which makes really good segmented bodies- check youtube.)  All stuff that I've seen used (or used myself before)  but much more than I need. 
 
So...  Any one that wants a 'surprise'  package made up of pretty much anything thats made it's way into these totes,  drop me a line and I'll get some sent out.  Its available to anyone who is active on the forum,  not just beginners.   So drop me a line I'd like to move some stuff into other hands that'll use it!
 
R.


Hi Rjohn7,
I’m just getting started again, anything you don’t want or need would be so appreciated!
This is an awesome offer! I’m thanking you in advance! Address messaged!
Kind Regards,
Charlie1947