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Subject: Fishing flies

Fishing flies

From: Jerry Shiner <jshiner>
Date: Friday, June 16, 2006
Mark Vine <vpackthread [at] aol__com> writes

>The flies, consist of a variety of rare bird feathers attached to
>metal hooks, many are contained in their original paper wrappers
>which advertised the benefits of each fly.
>The custodian would like to be able to house the flies so that they
>could be viewed albeit out of but still with their paper.  The
>custodian wonders what special requirements may be needed in light
>of the paper, feather and metal content of the material.
>Some of the flies have been effected by moth and mite damage, can
>anyone suggest a safe means of treating them that will not be
>detrimental to the metal, feather or paper make up of the packaged
>fishing flies.

Two possible solutions, both aspects of microclimate control, may be

Mites and other insect pests can be easily eliminated by temporarily
enclosing the objects in an oxygen-free atmosphere. This can be
accomplished by using simple barrier film bags and oxygen absorbers.
More information on the process is at: <URL:>

Once a decision has been made about the storage and display
conditions (should the files be exhibited in contact with their
paper?, what is the best humidity for storage of these items?, etc.)
a stable and pollution free microclimate can be provided with an
active microclimate control device. For example, a small feed of
humidity controlled, scrubbed air can be introduced into a sealed
drawer, frame, or display case to maintain an acceptable
microclimate within the enclosure. More information on this is at:

Jerry Shiner
Microclimate Technologies International / Keepsafe Systems
800-683-4696 ext 701
905 629 1999 ext 701

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