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About me: Hummm.. I enjoy making things.. LOTS of things.. jewelry, crafts, artwork, sculpture, baking.. I am 100% COMMITTED to nesting my little savings from the sales of my unique jewelry and other items to purchasing my own Vintage Trailer and Renovating it! I want nothing more than to travel the country and see the world from my little retro caravan. My hubby Fishes & Hunts... and I STEAL HIS TACKLE! When we get a break from raising 7 kids, we'd like to get out on the road, in our little trailer, he will fish & hunt all day, while I make crafts and bake in the trailer, then get out on the town.. or see the mountains or backroads of wherever the road takes us! VERY ROUTE 66 STYLE.. with a MOD FLARE!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Once Upon a Fly

This is about my journey finding the perfect flies.  I find myself browsing, carousing and all together muddling through the online world of fly fishing.  I'm looking for a specific Fly.  The Dumbell Bunny Leech.. in purple to be exact.  My favorite fly shop with the best prices has been out for months, their online store doesn't carry them.. ebay is dried up.. Etsy's never heard of them.. Cabella's, Bass Pro, Discount Flies.com, Orvis.. you name it, it's not happening.. What are the odds that one of my most sought-after earrings are made from these little buggers! Well, NON BUGGERS.. because BUGGERS.. there are a plenty of!  Wooley-buggers.. Flash buggers.. you name it!  What I have learned the most about my shopping/searching for the perfect flies is... I LOVE FLIES!  I love everything about them.. I love how their made, how they look, the names, what they are used for.. all of the specifics.. I just so happen to Love them as earrings the most!  I know the men all shudder in the fly shop of my local Outdoor store.. I walk in and they are like "there's the earring lady again" .. and one rushes to me and says "we still haven't got a shipment yet.. check again in 2 weeks".. REALLY.. are they really that aggravated with little ol' me.. making jewelry from their precious fishing equipment?!?!  What they don't realize, is that I actually DO have a very fond attraction to the actual sport!  I may not be a fisherman but I am an AVID Spectator and soon to be Avid Fly Tie-R extraordinaire!  FOLLOW ME ON MY FLY JOURNEY!