In today's mail dispatch there was a most wonderful sample of the genetic tying feathers that Tom Waits of Blanchard, Oklahoma is donating to the 1st Annual One Fly event at Blue River.
Right now Tom is in Wisconsin and he says as soon as he gets back he'll be sending the feathers. The sample I received today was awesome and will tie some really nice flies.
In additon to the sample of feathers Tom sent he also sent a whip finishing tool he creates called the "Midge Rapper". Tom explains that is designed to handle really delicate threads, which is gong to come in realy handy.
These feathers, to me, are precious and certainly won't end up as an accessory for someone's hair. Like I said they will tie some dog-gone good flies.
I can't wait to see which contestant will have the luck of the draw at the One Fly and receive Tom's feathers.