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Old 08-29-2014, 05:19 PM
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Default Re: For The "Salt" & Bass Down Deep...

Jerry,
They were with the mail today. What wonderful work you do. The variety of patterns, sizes, colors is outstanding as is the craftsmanship and the numbers, you can't possibly be making more than enough for materials. Anybody who fishes in the salt needs to get in on this deal.
My friend, once again you have done me good,
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:26 PM
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Hey Paul,

Thanks for letting me know that your collection arrived safely. You're right about the amount of "profit," of course, in that I just break even, with enough left over from each sale to throw a little into the "my kids" fund. "My kids" are what matters most to me, as it's certainly not my "profit margin..."

In the weeks/months to come, I may do as many have suggested and raise my prices... but only a little, as in 10 to 15 percent. Almost all of the guys-- like you --have been extremely generous in kicking in a little extra $$$ to help me cover shipping and the like, and that's certainly helped a great deal.

I tie as much as I do because I've done so for most of my life. My fly tying brought me back from the brink after my first brain tumor, gifting me with the return of my hand-to-eye coordination. The tying was lost to me again in 2004 when brain tumor #2 rendered me completely blind. Since the "miracle surgery" of late 2009 that restored my sight, I've tied almost every day, as it allowed me to build memories with my late youngest daughter before her passing, and the youngster known as Emily.

Mostly, I tie to keep my hand in it, raise a little money along the way, and as a means of honoring "The Ladies Three"-- my late daughters Lauren and Laramie, and the young girl known as Emily. The last two named made me promise to keep the classes going for "my kids," and I don't break my promises...

Enjoy the flies, Paul, and thank you again for the compliments...

Tight lines... always...

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The last of the "salty bugs" leaves with tomorrow's mail. Let me know when it arrives, pj...

And, tighten a line for the hobbling one, if you would...

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