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  1. On 4/1/2021 at 11:10 AM, breambuster said:

    HEY Horseshoes! (AKA Helen Shaw). It’s good to hear from you again. Glad you are doing well. I am retired now, (worked until I was 70 years old) and living in Upstate SC and trying to find a “new normal” again. I ran a series of swaps with a fast turn around rule last year. It was either 5 or 6 swaps in that same number of months. In other words, a new swap every month for 6 months and the guys knew what they were getting into and that the deadlines were hard and fast. I must say that the swappers really responded to it well and did an awesome job, but I did get sort of burned out in the process, so now I am taking a bit of a sabbatical from hosting. Glad to hear that you are still tying. Hopefully, we can swap again one of these days. I love to get flies tied by Helen Shaw!

    Hard earned rest.👍

  2. On 9/4/2020 at 11:55 AM, breambuster said:

    Helen Shaw was my nickname for her. The older I get, the harder it is for me to recall names, but it finally came to me. The lady who used to participate in swaps here was owner, or part owner, or worked at some place, I think in Nova Scotia, that sold fly tying materials, but they went out of business and I haven't seen her on here since. Her nickname here was "Horseshoes." But I always called her "Helen Shaw" because she really a good tyer. Quality work, no doubt. 


    Well, breambuster aren't you good for the soul. Yes I closed up the shop. The market was saturated. I've been selling off by request to my friends. I was doing flies on request, mostly salmon (fishing not classic) for friends. Apparently they attract the eye of many. Haven't been on because my fly tying was packed away while doing renos and well I sort of forgot to make space for it. lol. You know how you get a huge selction of flies, more than you  can use in a life time. I get the itch once in awhile. I do miss the swaps. I have a fabulous collection of quality flies from you and many more members from around the world. I will in the future get it together and start again. My books sit on the shelf torturing me. lol. Stay safe. 

  3. HI, It has been awhile. I like the no clutter, clean lines in the look of the new site. Can't really comment on the behavior since I have not used it too much yet. My following/friends list is empty. Is the pattern database no longer? I can't seem to find it. But hey,  it could be me. I'll take it for a spin.

  4. Packaging them up. Take to the PO over the weekend.


    I didn't clip the gnats. I know people like different variations so they are doing the 360.


    I love these gnats for the simple reason that I have found that if fishing and need a skeeter or the likes I just clip the hackle till the profile fits the fly I forgot to bring. Lol

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