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Old 01-31-2003, 10:25 AM
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Selling saddles

I may be able to aquire a large # of saddles suitible for flatwings.I was going to split them in two and dye them my 12 custom colors. I would sell half saddles for around $16. Any interest? LMK and I may do this. It would be an affordable way to aquire many colors to start tying flatwings or add to your color inventory.
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Old 01-31-2003, 11:10 AM
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Yup...

... what colors do you generally use? I may be interested in a few of them. Also, what quality would you say the saddles are?
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Old 01-31-2003, 11:15 AM
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Hmmm
So IOW $32 for a full saddle.

Hairline Dubbing Economy Saddle Patches
Metz No. 2 Saddles
Cabela's Premium Saddles
All FULL saddles for $15 or under.

Let me think about it.
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Old 01-31-2003, 11:46 AM
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Mike,

Maybe you could sell them as color combinations for a particular pattern? Let me know if you go through with this as I may be interested.

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Old 01-31-2003, 11:48 AM
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Picsator, I have MANY times recomended those very saddles. However, these are CUSTOM dyed. Many people can't or don't want to dye there own. Abrames saddles sell for $30 each. This would be a way to get 2 colors for the price of one.( I would sell them 2 for $30). If you dye your own , great. I have dyed saddles for people in the past and thought some would like this service.

Flyfisha1,
I use olive, yellow,3 blues,2 purples,red,green,chartruse,orange and pink. I can do others by request.

Dave, Yes that would be a good idea.

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Old 01-31-2003, 12:00 PM
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Mike - I'm interested
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Old 01-31-2003, 12:21 PM
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A pic

Here is A half saddle in "Silver doctor blue".
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Old 01-31-2003, 12:26 PM
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I would be interested.
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Old 01-31-2003, 01:19 PM
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Mike, Nice looking hackle. Dying your own must bring it to a whole new level.
Those who live in the South Shore MA area know that The Bear's Den and Rodbuilder's Workshop both have custom dyed hackles. I gotten good stuff at both shops and both have 1/2 and whole hackles. They are sponsors and if you can get to either shop you're in for a treat. Word is Smitty uses one grade better than Kenny's hackle Silver vs. Bronze.
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Old 01-31-2003, 01:51 PM
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One question about dying these...

... can they be dyed with brightly-colored maribou, or is there some secret process? I've made pink maribou by dying a full string of white with one red maribou feather in hot water. Just a general question...
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Old 01-31-2003, 02:26 PM
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Never tried that method.....
I usually use the color I want and mix it weak or just don't leave it in the dye very long.
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Old 01-31-2003, 02:47 PM
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A dye such as Rit, or something other?
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Old 01-31-2003, 02:48 PM
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I prefer Venierd dyes.
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Old 01-31-2003, 02:51 PM
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Wink Selling Saddles

Mike
I would be interested in a few, keep us posted.
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Old 01-31-2003, 04:27 PM
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The order is placed. It will be about a month for delivery.Please email me with what you want and contact info . I will get back to you when the saddles are in.Thanks in advance.
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