Visiting John Shaner (Fly Tying Historian)

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Re: Visiting John Shaner (Fly Tying Historian)

Post by Smuggler » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:40 am

John graciously played host to me this year in the early summer, albeit short, spending time with John is always rewarding. I can attest to this collection being absolutely astonishing. I just sat in bewilderment as John was laying out text after text, going into great detail about this and that with each text.

What's even more amazing is his collection of hackle and other quality feathers. Honestly, I've never seen anything like it. After examining neck after neck, it gave me more of an appreciation towards quality hackle and why it is so important to use them.

Upon returning home, I quickly bought a couple of books John recommended to me and now I make inquiries where ever I can about good quality capes.

My friends know how to spend my money :D .
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