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Old 07-02-2013, 01:59 PM
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Good Morning, first post here and trying to help my son who is living in Iraq right now.

He is a diehard fly fisherman, has even fished the Tigris as well as some smaller feeder streams. In his current job he is pretty well confined to urban setting and has long periods of waiting for things to happen.

He was wishing that he had his fly tying kit with him but did not know if it would clear customs.

Has anyone sent trying materials to Iraq before? I would hope that it is possible and so I could be able to legally supply him with what he needs.

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MOST materials should be plenty legal to ship, as long as you don't try shipping any exotics or anything maybe covered by CITES. The CITES species

Best bet is to make multiple shipments of a limited number of items and see if the first few get through, then go from there. I've generally labeled any materials I send overseas as "Hobby Craft Supplies" to avoid any severe inspections.

Consider sending small patches of fur, or pre-blended dubbing in labeled bags, and small patches of saddle/neck feathers to avoid a whole neck, etc. getting way-laid.

He might be better off buying any 'sharps' like scissors or razors over there and a vise sent in from a vendor may raise less suspicions than one form a private party thinking it's some devious type of device.
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This will be interesting to see the responses. I've sent materials to JP in France with no issues. I guess if you don't get any solid answers you could first send him a token batch of feathers just to see if it processes through customs ok, if that works then send more material on the second batch.
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Hi Lowell,

Have you sent him other packages? If so some fly tying stuff should make it in the same fashion.

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We are putting a package together right now to go and will send some materials to see how it goes.

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