I noticed a number of the tips in the Tying Tip Archive
involve items from the 'Women's' sections of store - i.e.
cosmetic and sundries! Interesting! Here's another one,
Whilst on a trip to buy vampire teeth for Halloween for
my teenaged son, we ended up in a costume store which
sold theater-style makeup. They had the most
wonderful see-through, empty STACKING CONTAINERS!
They are normally used to store powdered makeup, I
think, 1" high and 1.5 diamenter. They resemble the
little pots that lip gloss comes in. (Sorry guys.)
I bought five of them and one lid - price $4.95 CAN. They
twist into the top of the next one and the stack has a
lid on the topmost one. I brought them home and stored some
number 10 to 12 hooks in them. I went back two days later
and bought ten more and two more lids.
I have three stacks - dry, nymph and long shank in
graduated sizes (I need more). I wrote on the side
and bottom of the container the number of the hook size.
I think a sticky label is required as I keep rubbing
off the number on the side, but that will be done over
the weekend. Then I can add more info, such as manufacturer
or style, etc. as I buy more and different types of hooks!
Yes, I suffer from Material Aquisition Disorder! (term
borrowed from an English/NZ fly-fishing site.)
~ Tina W.
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