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Rod decal for someone

18 August 2017 - 08:09 PM

About 2 weeks ago someone asked me about doing a rod decal for a rod they were building and I told them no problem. I've been so busy I forgot about the decal till just today and now for the life of me I can't remember who it was that even wanted it. If you see this please PM me what you wanted and I can whip it up this weekend for ya.

Bonsai pics for Mikey ;)

09 August 2017 - 11:20 PM

Spent the morning working on one of my bonsai trees while I was waiting for an aquarium background customer to get here. Gave my juniper it's 2nd styling. This was an after season $5 lawn shrub bought from Lowes 2 years ago. After a couple years of pruning and wiring it's starting to turn into a pretty nice little bonsai tree. Pic on the left was 2 yrs ago before I worked on it. Pic on right is today.






Lots of work in the bonsai garden

31 July 2017 - 04:17 PM

Only bad thing about being gone on vacation for 2 weeks is that the weeds take over the garden. Spent the past 3 days pulling weeds and working on the bonsai garden literally 6-8hrs each day. Finally all back in shape with weeds all gone and shrubs all trimmed and shaped. Also found a pair of large pots at a yard sale last month and didn't know what to do with them. So today I cleaned them up and flipped the bottom one mounting the top one to the flipped one making a huge vase shape. Then sank some blocks into the ground for a platform and replanted my 5 tree spruce bonsai forest into it. Next spring there are plans to dig about a 600-700g pond further back since the Koi are now closing in on a foot long.



31 July 2017 - 10:31 AM

It's been brought to my attention this summer that there have been a few members that are missing swap deadlines, and also not including return postage with their flies. When you do not include return postage for the SM then the SM has to pay out of his pocket to send your flies back. May not seem like much to you but if a few people do this in each swap then it adds up and is simply not something the SM should have to do just because you "forgot" to send return postage.


Hence forward any SM who has a swapper that does not include return postage will be well within his right to keep the set of flies of the swapper that did not include return postage for himself, either until the swapper sends the SM proper return postage, or if too long is taken then the swapper will be considered as a forfeit on his set of flies plus will then be listed on the list of banned swappers.


It's a shame I need to make a post like this here after all these years, but I have been getting way too many SM's contacting me about swappers shafting them on return postage as well as being late with swaps and I am not going to let this continue on any longer.



Rod specials

26 July 2017 - 05:02 PM

Well since I am back from vacation and didn't take orders while I was gone I find myself just about all caught up at the moment so gonna run a quick special for the FTF guys. I plan to offer probably no more than for rods, $98.00 each. I will be placing the order for the blanks from my supplier in the next few days and can get just about any size blank so if there is something you are needing/wanting and want to tell me the size and claim one of the four just let me know ASAP.