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    Default Re: What do you do with the old not used patterns?

    I have 3 cigar boxes stuffed with flies waiting to be stripped
    To look into one of these boxes is like viewing years of successes and failures.
    Flies that are thread bare from use, and those that are more like...What was I thinking?

    I'm pretty good at recycling my saltwater flies
    You can easily spot the hook sizes that you're looking for and a lot of the material is still good

    I make a foam popper for the salt and black bass that's nothing more than a cut foam cylinder mounted on the hook with a tail hot glued into the bum
    I don't really care what the tail is made of, it's primary purpose is so that the popper tracks straight during the cast.
    Used bucktail, flash, synthetics, what ever ... it's all good and it's all recycled stuff...
    the fish don't care
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: What do you do with the old not used patterns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Auntie Em View Post
    Between giving flies away, stream side, and the trees behind me, I rarely have flies left over to put in boxes! Even with tying hundreds and hundreds of flies each year, the out going is higher than the in coming. May it always be so!!
    Betty, is that you?
    Life is not like a bowl of cherries. It's more like a jar of ghost peppers. What you eat today might burn your ass tomorrow...

  3. Default Re: What do you do with the old not used patterns?

    I am just thinking, maybe if we sifted through and picked the better of the batch, box them up and send them to John for the donation thing.

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    Default Re: What do you do with the old not used patterns?

    Quote Originally Posted by mojo View Post
    Betty, is that you?
    Hi, mojo!

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    Hi there Betty! Welcome, any HUMMINGBIRDS for us?

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    Default Re: What do you do with the old not used patterns?

    They're perched all through the tree!!

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    Default Re: What do you do with the old not used patterns?

    Attachment 1355
    You mean like this little one?
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  8. Default Re: What do you do with the old not used patterns?

    Quote Originally Posted by auntie em View Post
    Attachment 1355
    you mean like this little one?
    that's the one! Love it! Thanks!

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