With the craze of all the ladies putting feathers in their hair (see our recent post about this), we started thinking about all the materials we have in our fly tying department. Our findings…the fly tying selection also doubles as a fashion gold mine! As we stood looking at all the possibilities, we were overwhelmed with all good that we could do in the world, fashion and otherwise. We thought we could take great fly tying materials and use them to improve a few unfortunate soul’s quality of life. Here is a sampling of our experiments and case studies.
Case Study #1
Hillary, being a girl and all, has always had a bad case of mustache envy. She considered taking some heavy doses of hormones, but that could lead to some pretty bad side-effects. A risk that she wasn’t willing to take. Not to worry…we chose a nice juicy patch of arctic fox hair and with the help of a little swax (fly tying wax), we were able to shape this beauty. The best part is how well the color matches her hair, it could easily be mistaken for her own. A mustache this epic hides her smile, but you can see the happiness in her eyes. Now she has to learn how to eat without leaving bits of food for later…
Jason was tragically born without eyebrows. We know, we know…tragedy doesn’t even begin to describe the pain. We thought about drawing some on for him- a la Uncle Leo…”Woah, woah, no need to get angry. I don’t care for your demeanor.”- but we knew we could do better. He is shown here wearing our newly designed rabbit-strip eyebrows. Now Jason, go out into the world, be proud and show it what you are made of!
Lara has always been unable to get her ears pierced, due to a strange fear of straight sharp needles. Well Lara, you are in luck! From a distance, we can make a perfect cast and “pierce” your ear before you even know what happened. “Most” of the time, we are dead-on with our cast and Lara was the lucky one. Even better, we didn’t use a straight needle…our tool of choice was a size two intruder hook. The question is, can we complete the impossible and take care of the other ear without any trips to the emergency room. Enjoy your new intruder-style bling!
This may very well be our proudest accomplishment. Scoot has always had trouble with his confidence, which translated into trouble with the ladies. We couldn’t figure out what the problem was and after a few mistrials, we were pretty frustrated. Like everything we do, we never, ever gave up. Then…BAM…we got it! Let us introduce you to the new and improved Scoot sporting our very stylish bucktail chest hair implants. So natural, so long, so sexy…this did the trick and the proof is in the pudding. He is now the talk of the town and life couldn’t be better. Go get ’em Scoot!
Just a few of the great things that can be done, right out of the fly shop. When you are ready to move up in the world, come see us.