04-27-2014, 12:37 PM
Re: Why are your flies in plastic boxes?
Originally Posted by hairwing530
Jay, Old Friend...
Two things, really, on this chilly Thursday afternoon in northern Michigan...
The first is that you should know that Emily's box is being filled with Catskills flies from almost every fly shop that she, her family and "Doc" and his wife have visited as the group winds down Week #1 out East...
Second... "My kids" and my girls would like to get me one of your fixed-blade(Damascus) trout and bird "special" knives with a highly-figured piece of black walnut or a truly impressive piece of wood as both a "Thank You" and as a birthday gift at the end of May. May 30 will mark the 17th anniversary of my cancer diagnosis, and 17 years of surviving it!
Give it some thought on your trip home and let me know the price, so I can pass it along. Whatever "my kids," their families and my girls can't come up with, I'll make up the rest...
Enjoy Hawaii, my friend, and please, please drag that rod out of its tube and set a hook for yours truly!
Travel safe, my friend...
Jerry, aka hairwing530
Jerry. It is such a joy to hear Emily is enjoying the flybox. It really makes my heart soar
I'll get in touch with you later this week about a knife, when I get back to the mainland. Sounds like a real nice project
---------- Post added at 12:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:43 AM ----------
Just an additional update on some new wood I have in my possession. I bought a small amount of nice Koa early in the trip. It is dry and ready to mill. I did some searching and found a place that is a Koa treasure trove! Massive chunks of the highest figured Koa u can imagine. This stuff is beyond any of my wildest dreams. $75 a board foot! Youch!!! And its not even dry! Well, since I'm a sucker, I bought some. It will take a while to dry it, but when its ready... Oh my!!!! They will stand way above any boxes I've ever made
I also got one small piece of Monkey Pod. I should be able to make something cool with it.