"The 2016-2017 Miracle 100+ "

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FOR THOSE CONSIDERING A "MIRACLE 100+" FLY BOX, PLEASE KNOW THAT THIS OPTION WILL REMAIN ON THE TABLE FOR 2018, ALONG WITH THE "MIRACLE XL+" AND STREAMERS 2018" BOXES... The price on the "Miracle 100+" fly boxes will remain at $85, shipped to your door, and the boxes will continue to come packed with totals north of 110 to 115+ flies, with a usual mix of 65 to 35 percent, dries to nymphs and a side order of "bonus" flies. If you need to "adjust" the percentages or customize the mix, that's fine by me. Just let me know, as I do my level best to tailor each box to the angler's needs, and make each one into a grouping that will effectively cover almost any fly-fishing situation encountered during the fishing season...

Guys, I've long busted hump to "over-deliver" on my fly boxes, and this dedication to "exceeding expectations" always will be my approach. The Good Lord willing, I'm hopeful that I can manage to stay out of "deficit spending" with the price listed above, and still be able to keep doing the free annual tying classes with "my kids"-- kids battling/surviving cancer, just like me. And, by donating my own handiwork, I still can keep delivering to the extreme with affordable-- and impressive --batches of "bugs."

Give the boxes the once-over and let me know your thoughts. Paypal is easiest on me-- the closest bank is a 30-mile haul --and the info is: [email protected]

Thanks for taking a look, my friends, and may you long be blessed with safe wades whenever you're astream, tight lines always, and a wealth of good friends with whom to share the hours on a river...

Jerry, aka hairwing530

Below is a typical "Miracle 100+" fly box. As with all of my boxes, please feel free to "customize" it to your needs...



 
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Jerry's flies are top notch and what better cause. I can't wait for mine!
 

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Beauty flies Jerry, looks like I will be in on this one next pay day.....great cause! Great looking flies!

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Thanks as well, coastrider. I appreciate the compliments.

A few have asked the question, and rightly so... "Why the upgrade/increase?" Simply, it will allow me to do a few things-- use up some of the "orphan" flies that have filled a small jar (orphans as their new owners-to-be suddenly fell off the face of the Earth when it came time to settle up), raise a few more $$$ for "my kids," and present some fly boxes with a real "WOW" factor to them...

And one "vent," if everyone here doesn't mind? This part of my post goes out to the gutless wonder with the trash mouth who hid his identity behind his wife/girlfriend's e-mail account address... I don't mind the fact that you're PO'd about the increased price on the "Miracle 100+" fly box. I don't expect everybody to agree with me all of the time, despite how fair I may perceive the deal to be. But, the next time, at least do me the courtesy of leaving in park your obvious grasp of the vulgarity, in describing me or my attempts to do something good with my life.

And, most of all... DON'T EVER take another name-calling shot at my family, the girls we've lost, or "my kids" in general. NEVER! Coming at me or disagreeing with me is one thing. Verbally attacking those closest to me is well beyond OFF LIMITS!!! I didn't sign up for that kind of ****...

To the rest of you... tight lines now and always, my friends...

Jerry, aka hairwing530
 

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If someone has a problem with you raising the cost of your flies to 50 cents a fly, they have more problems than any of us can imagine my friend. You could easily charge 100$ and not many would blink I believe.

Some people are just angry at the world.
 

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Hey Ryan,

You know how I go about my "business," if you will. I always try to include a little something "extra" in every fly box or package that leaves the confines of this house. Why? Because it's who I am, and it's how I would want to be treated. The good folks on this forum-- and a few elsewhere --entrust me with their hard-earned money, and ensuring that their fly-fishing journeys are all good, all of the time. The very least that I can do is give everyone a surprise or two along the way...

And, I know... In the past, I've been gently chastised by some for not setting a higher price on the flies, especially after they've received their boxes. But, my tying is a labor of love, one that literally saved my life early on in my cancer battles, and one that was lost when I became blind from 2004-late 2009. When my eyesight was restored, the passion for wrapping hooks came back with a vengeance, and I haven't slowed down since then.

Besides, I've met some of the finest fellow anglers on the face of the Earth via this forum, and I wouldn't trade that for anything, including "doubling down" on my fly prices. And, I don't intend to let the occasional dip-wad change my outlook on everything "fly." He's so lost in his anger that the best GPS in the world couldn't guide him back to the path...

Thanks for the "pep talk," Ryan...

Jerry, aka hairwing530
 
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Thanks as well, coastrider. I appreciate the compliments.

A few have asked the question, and rightly so... "Why the upgrade/increase?" Simply, it will allow me to do a few things-- use up some of the "orphan" flies that have filled a small jar (orphans as their new owners-to-be suddenly fell off the face of the Earth when it came time to settle up), raise a few more $$$ for "my kids," and present some fly boxes with a real "WOW" factor to them...

And one "vent," if everyone here doesn't mind? This part of my post goes out to the gutless wonder with the trash mouth who hid his identity behind his wife/girlfriend's e-mail account address... I don't mind the fact that you're PO'd about the increased price on the "Miracle 100+" fly box. I don't expect everybody to agree with me all of the time, despite how fair I may perceive the deal to be. But, the next time, at least do me the courtesy of leaving in park your obvious grasp of the vulgarity, in describing me or my attempts to do something good with my life.

And, most of all... DON'T EVER take another name-calling shot at my family, the girls we've lost, or "my kids" in general. NEVER! Coming at me or disagreeing with me is one thing. Verbally attacking those closest to me is well beyond OFF LIMITS!!! I didn't sign up for that kind of ****...

To the rest of you... tight lines now and always, my friends...

Jerry, aka hairwing530
I personally think you SHOULD raise your prices.

Don't let one Massengill product ruin your day. This isn't really about getting the best price on flies on the internet. This isn't about using your hard work and generosity for personal gain. This is about helping those in need.
 

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Jerry's flies are the best. Wonderful flies from an even better person. Any person taking a shot at him must be a very miserable lowlife human being.

Cheers to you Jerry!
 

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Wow!! I'm so having a hard time wrapping my head around this one!?!

You provide fantastic flies, beautifully displayed in a very nice fly box, without charging for shipping all to help fund tying supplies for your "My Kids" effort to brighten the lives of some pretty sick kids and some Jack Weed not only has the nerve to question what you are charging but verbally assaults you in the process? Unbelievable!!

All I can say is I pray that Mr. Jack Weed has an awakening of sorts that enlightens him to what is truly important in life on this world.

Jerry, Thank you for all you do for "My Kids" and know it's appreciated beyond measure.
 

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Hey scoutm,

When brain cancer came to call on my 44th birthday, I had no idea of the path that would be my "journey" in the years to come. At that time, the prognosis was 24 to 36 months, tops! Fortunately for me, the oncologists totally missed that mark. "Doc" likes to say that I was just too stubborn to give in. Maybe so...

After the rehab and recovery from the first brain tumor, me and mine embarked on the tying classes for "my kids," an idea spawned during the aforementioned rehab. And, I've never looked back or regretted a day committed to "my kids." In truth, they've all given me more than a man deserves in one lifetime, and enriched my life in more ways than I can count...

In return, always, I've made every effort to be there whenever any of them needed me-- no matter the time of day, and no matter the amount of energy needed. Be it a visit to the hospital for an impromptu tying session or handing over the keys to "Trail's End" for service as a hospice of sorts, as in the case of the late Emily, they're "my kids," and I always do what I can for them, whenever I can.

Such an approach on my part will continue to be the status quo until I'm called "home"-- wherever that may be. And, I won't let one jack-hole derail the promises made in years past...

So sayeth the hairwing530, aka Jerry
 

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Jerry,:)
Mrs Fysh would like 2 of "The Miracle 100+" boxes for the Utah CFR fundraising event called 'Fishtales & Ales' that is held in November.
 

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John,

I will start on the boxes for Mrs Fysh later this morning. Please let her know as well that I have a special multi-piece group of "surprises" that I'm finishing for the upcoming retreat. My contributions to the ladies having a good time...

Tight lines always, my friend, and give my best to Mrs Fysh...

Jerry, aka hairwing530
 

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Jerry,
Please don't let the lowlife cowards dissuade you from the absolutely wonderful work you do. Your flies are awesome and the fact that you offer what you do goes beyond generous. Don't let the a**holes get to you. Keep doing what you do and we'll keep supporting your efforts.

Thanks for all that you do.

Mike
 

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Mike,

Thanks to you as well for the encouraging words. My grandparents raised me with the belief that generosity was among the few truly heartfelt gifts that can be given from one person to another, and I've lived my life by that premise. I neither request nor expect any additional "compensation," so to speak, for anything "extra" that I might include in any of my "fly packages." Whatever "goodies" I choose to include in a mailed box are merely tokens of my appreciation, a small way of saying "Thank You" to my friends-- near and far --who go astream with my flies resting in their vest pocket...

And, no foul-mouthed jerk is going to alter that behavior. Besides, I'm too old to change now...

Tight lines to you always, Mike, and thank you again...

Jerry, aka hairwing530
 

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Jerry, I ordered a box just now. Looking forward to my first flies!
 
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Jerry,
Got your care package. Thanks so much. I'm anxious to give these a shot. Heading to chase some brownies in a couple weeks!
 

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You're quite welcome, Mr. Ridenour. I like to keep my "on-stream" research team supplied and at the ready. Besides, I've been doing a bit of "binge tying" lately, and my tying desk will only hold so much...

Yeah... right!!!

Tight lines always, Mike Ridenour, and good friends with whom to share the moments...

Jerry, aka hairwing530
 
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