Dollar Stores . . .
By Skip Clement
When I bought my brand of toothpaste at less than half price, I was onboard with discount stores.
If you are retired, one soon enough drops his or her too good to shop at a Dollar Store attitude – learning quickly that income growth opportunities ‘ain’t gonna’ happen because a fixed income means precisely that.
When I bought a 300 year supply of dubbing [yarn] at Michaels for $14 [on sale], I was good with shopping there
The pictured items above are made in China and are called ‘Scrunchies’ in some discount chains and come packaged in various colors. At the store I bought the pictured, they are labeled Ponytail Holders – the same thing exactly.
Also made in China are ‘Squirmies.’ Like the pictured, they are different colored hand wiggle toys with sewn-in eyes, but carrot-shaped and longer – giant worms or slugs. Largemouth bass cannot resist them. NOTE: Use a trailer hook to avoid short strikes.
NOTE 2: All of these made in China toys are poorly made and tied onto a hook and fished will not survive long, and some will unravel while being tied. Bring plenty to fish with . . .
NOTE 3: I have better results painting the tip red after burning it with a lighter and then add two antennae – weld [melt eyes] hard Mason monofilament.
For better tying results buy supplies at your local fly shop
Watch tying the ‘Scrunchies’ with Rick Bosel