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#1 flygirl


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Posted 05 June 2007 - 01:08 PM

Anyone who isn't familiar with raffia....it's a transparent straw thats mainly used for basket/flower crafts. Lately it's been gaining popularity in flytying when used as wing material...Fly Tyer mag had some nice patterns they put on the cover of their ' Summer 2000 ' issue. I'm so happy....I just returned from my local 'A C Moores ' craft store with a Hula skirt.. blink.gif .. .yep.......a Hula skirt for $6 thats made entirely out of raffia...nice wide raffia smile.gif ...enough to last me a lifetime...AND...should I die before I get to use it all up .........then they can bury me in it!!!!! tongue.gif

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 01:38 PM

Ahh you know you want to wear it!! hysterical.gif hysterical.gif
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 07:42 PM

"Sweet Hawaian sunshine....
She's the wacky island of the island's eye.
Sweet Hawaian sunshine....
You can hear the beach boys sigh as she goes by.
'Cause they all know she's a sweet little measure.
Who will keep on hugging until you die from pleasure.
I'm proud to say she's coming to me on the beach at Waikiki"
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 10:14 PM

I would use a lot more rafita, if I knew it would deplete a hula skirt . ROFL
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#5 Inconnu


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Posted 08 September 2007 - 06:39 PM

See what you started?? Anyway thanks for the reminder! I had one of these downstairs somewhere for one of the challenge swaps and I had forgotten it. I need some for a pattern in an article I am writing and you just reminded me I have a plethora of it in a bag in the basemen....hmmmm might be quicker to go buy another. laugh.gif
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 12:15 PM

Isn't raffia the same as swiss straw?. I have been using swiss straw for years for nymph cases. The stuff is fantastic. yahoo.gif yahoo.gif

I was tying flies and fly fishing before it got trendy.