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Old 04-18-2000, 07:23 AM
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RE:Craziest Tying Materials

Dave -

Wow, what a connection! I often wondered if it is legal to have otherwise illegal materials if they are obtained through documented cases - like veterinarians.

One example - blue heron feathers. Since the abolition of DDT, herons seem to be everywhere. Now in the case of one coming to a vet and meeting misfortune, would the feathers be OK to use for flies if the paper trail supported it?

Anyway, I have been told that polar bear is legal if obtained through documented cases like old bearskin rugs. Obviously, jungle cock is legal if obtained from rearing farms in the UK, etc.

BTW - I saw a fisher cat roadkill recently. That tail was a thing of beauty! The animal officer collecting the carcass asked if I wanted the tail... but I wouldn't know how to cure it or otherwise treat it for use as a material source.
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