Lately I have started to question if I
have been watching too much late night
television. A sure sign, proving this thinking,
is this weekss "Tying Tip"!
You know late night on television, when
most channels sell whole hour blocks of
time to a commercial for a product that
cannot be found in stores (which you just
have to have, to validate your life)?
Well I saw one a bag that you can store your
clothes in using a vacuum cleaner, suck all
the air out. Guess I was not too far into Zombie
Land, because the old light bulb (20 watts)
came on. If the idea is good enough for your
clothes, it sure as heck will work on your fly
Sooner or later every Fly Tier, runs into the
problem of storage and space. Plastic Tubs,
heavy duty freezer bags for the capes, furs,
quills, and other things that bugs love to eat.
Trouble is how to remove the air from the bag
at sealing without hurting the material inside.
Here is my 20-watt bulb idea:
1. Place material inside the heavy duty plastic
You can do this with plastic bags you already
have or you can purchase a set from me for only
$29.95 (shipping and handling costs not included
in the price). I will send you the Parnelli Vacuum
Sealer Kit. You will receive:
2. Place a part of the 'no pest strips,' that
Al Campbell covered in his column (titled "Don't
Bug Me"), inside the plastic bag, with the material.
3. Seal the plastic bag, leaving a small opening,
at the end of the seal.
4. On a flat surface, flatten the plastic bag to
remove as much air as possible.
5. Insert a straw and suck, the remaining air
out of the bag, quickly sealing the bag, as
you remove the straw from the opening.
25 - Heavy Duty Storage Bags (good for many
years of use).
For a limited time only, I will double the
order at no extra cost, sending you not one
but two sets of the Parnelli Vacuum Sealers.
25 - Insect No-Pest patches to protect your
material inside the bag.
1 - Plastic Straw, air removal tool, for
extracting unwanted air from the bag.
As I said at the beginning of this article,
I think I have been watching too much
television... ~ Parnelli
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