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Re: one of us

Post by Kfoxwyo » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:00 am

let me know when this auction closes, if closed I will send funds,
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Re: one of us

Post by austrotard » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:37 pm

request for happy time updates.
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Re: one of us

Post by augustwest » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:09 pm

Multiple shipments of fishing/tying reading materials are en route. More will follow once I confirm that he's getting everything we've sent. Thanks to all who contributed, I'm grateful.
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Re: one of us

Post by fatman » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:04 pm

so who has to draw straws to sneak the scissors in up their ass? :bullshit
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Re: one of us

Post by root wad » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:32 pm

fatman wrote:so who has to draw straws to sneak the scissors in up their ass? :bullshit
Well it was your idea.
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Re: one of us

Post by SLSS » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:42 pm

root wad wrote:
fatman wrote:so who has to draw straws to sneak the scissors in up their ass? :bullshit
Well it was your idea.
Exactly. :coffee
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Re: one of us

Post by root wad » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:16 pm

Plus it looks like he also has plenty of room for the vice. Plus a couple boxes of hooks, some head cement and a hair stacker.
"A hatchery is what you get 'when you cross a sacred cow with a military base.'" Dr. Bernard Shanks
"When I found the skull in the woods, the first thing I did was call the police. But then I got curious about it. I picked it up, and started wondering who this person was, and why he had deer horns."

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Re: one of us

Post by fatman » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:24 pm

damn, that's cold....
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Re: one of us

Post by ironman » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:34 pm

fatman wrote:damn, that's cold....
Only for a moment.
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Re: one of us

Post by fatman » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:39 pm

ironman wrote:
fatman wrote:damn, that's cold....
Only for a moment.
running warm water on the vise right now.... :smile
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Re: one of us

Post by austrotard » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:41 pm

punchline:

I'm fairly certain we have a vase, love.
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Re: one of us

Post by augustwest » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:52 pm

augustwest wrote:
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:09 pm
Multiple shipments of fishing/tying reading materials are en route. More will follow once I confirm that he's getting everything we've sent. Thanks to all who contributed, I'm grateful.
He got the goods over a span of several months -- books (Radencich, Arnold, McGuane, Harrison, Alevras, Kelson, Hale, Shewey, Dombrowski, de la Valdene, Rose, Veverka, Middleton) and many Drake back issues, which also circulated among his fellow residents (with a waiting list) and may have converted a few. Huge thanks to the Drake's own Dawn W for help with the back issues, her attention to the mandatory details ensured that the shipments were not rejected by the powers that be. These books and magazines helped him get through it, you folks did such a good thing. He is grateful beyond words -- you helped him survive some very rough times.

I still have some of the funds that you all contributed and will continue to use them to support him -- thank you again for your generosity.

Now the next step: He is clean, living independently, working, and rebuilding. But he is not tying, because he doesn't have anything. Getting back to tying is what he wants more than anything, though he won't ask for help.

This week I am sending a beginner's clamp-on vise -- donated by my 17 year old daughter -- and some of my extra tools and materials to get him started. With some of the remaining funds I will eventually purchase him a good used rotary vise when I find one. In the meantime, he could use supplies to tie trout and steelhead flies -- hooks, feathers, thread, fur, yarn, everything. All my tying is for steelhead, warmwater and saltwater, so I don't know exactly what he needs for trout, but I'm sure some of you do.

He doesn't need tons of anything, just the extra stuff you won't miss if you throw it in a ziplock and mail it to me. If you have anything you can spare please PM me for my address, I'll batch it up and send it in multiple shipments as it comes in. If you want to include a letter of encouragement that would be great, but no harm if you don't.

He has access to some good trout water. A local loaned him a rod and reel temporarily, and he bought a 5 wt line at Walmart. He caught a fish on his first cast. He just wants to work, fish, tie flies, and continue to rebuild. We can help him with most of that. Thank you.
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