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  1. Xpatier has it 90 percent correct. Most spools work fine. In the minority of spools that don’t work most are to tight. A quarter inch drilll bit solves that simply. The rest of the ones that don’t work are too big. For those rare spools, I use a round print instead of the flat one that come with it. this is really getting into the weeds though. I have a hundred or so spools, I have used the drill bit say 10 times and the new o ring only twice.
  2. So for flash there are lots of biodegradable plastics. Almost all flash we use is mylar or a Mylar knockoff. Some one just needs. Figure out what biodegradable plastic to replace Mylar with. Prior to mylar it was other metals. Think the classic gold on one side silver on the other side tinsel
  3. That is cool. Thanks for sharing
  4. I have one. Took a while to get use to. Now I wish I had 5. Love it
  5. That is a beautifully job tying. Nicely done
  6. Think about this. Chicken feathers are more expensive than jungle cock. That’s crazy
  7. I used it at work long before I used it for tying flies. I’m not that smart. If I was I wouldn’t be working. I first used it in like 2008 from a firm in Iowa. It was ment for “potting” electronic boards. For the heck of it I pulled it out of a cabinet to see if it was still good. It set up fine. I did not use it for years until again I needed a 3d resin printer at work. I took home the table end of the bottle I told you about. It also worked fine. It also takes dyes so but one bottle and make it any color you want. Hobbiest have been doing this forever when they use it to cast parts (think dungeons and dragons). I actually have a thick, thin, and flow from loon. I like them because of the bottle and applicator. No complaints, use them all the time. That being said those applicator bottles you can also buy. Leur lock applicator bottles. Green tip blunt tip glue dispensing needles. Totally standardized by color of the tips. Buy 500 mls of clear. Make a bunch of colors with dyes or powder “lakes”. Store them in the bottles you buy. For the most part they are clear bottles, spray paint them black. I did it for the fun of it but man I overpaid for the loon thin. The 3d stuff comes in not too many viscosities but they tell you the viscosity up front, unlike our normal suppliers. Maybe someone smarter than me can figure out what to increase or decrease the viscosity with
  8. You using a 3d resin printer light. I do also. It works great. Now take the next step and buy some clear up resin. It will blow your mind how much you get for how cheap. It is like medium viscosity, similar to the loon thin I use. For the clear printer resin, I use Dr.3D clear. Mine was a 500 g bottle. They sell it as photopolymer resin. I am sure lots of people will pop up saying why it won’t work, but it works great. I have not tried the color stuff yet but the clear looks the same, smells the same, and sets up the same. I am sure there are differences but they don’t matter to my flies. good luck
  9. Who would have know. Seems like those guys across the pond know a thing or two
  10. I like it for articulated bass bugs
  11. I’ve been eyeing a silver badger cape for a while. I guess I need to buy now before the price gets even higher. I think my wife will buy into that excuse
  12. Excellent ideal, thanks for sharing
  13. Yes and I love it. Two problems, you have to remember to release the tension before you cut your thread or else you will be rethreading it. Second one is some times with some spools the print is too lose. just thought I would balance out the conversation
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