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rscconrad

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  1. I’m a more productive tier when I use a book. When I use the internet I tend to surf the way 5 people have done it. It’s easy to spend a long time watching tying videos on you tube. just my 2 cents
  2. A great companion book to this is the bench side introduction to fly tying. Great for beginners
  3. I use old fedex envelopes instead of coffee filters. The white ones that feel like tyvex house wrap. If you have house wrap you can use that. I don’t think it is any better but it sure is more durable. For basic colors you can’t beat the price of harbor freight for the powder. I also mix in my own colors to the basic white powder. Its not suppose to wrk according to the experts but works fine for me. Look for powder based colors. In the industry they are called lakes. Dyes are water soluble, lakes are not.
  4. Learned from someone else but 3d fabric paint works great and is dirt cheap. The to good to be true part is it take a while to dry
  5. Never tried the no ride one but I do like the ekich. It does take a while to get use to. can’t tell you how many times I’ve cut off the thread to watch the spring suck it right back to the spool. I rarely do that now. The only complaint I have is with the o-ring that holds the spool tight. Some spools are too lose. Thinking cheap spools are held to a tight inside hole tolerance is wishful thinking, sometimes I have to use a different o-ring
  6. I have a multi led light like those you show as well as the deer creek laser pen. I find myself using the laser pen 90 percent of the time. It is very nice to control the cure. I use the multi bulb unit when the area very large such as doming over a doll eye.
  7. I have had an Ekich for a couple of years. It sat around most of the time. Mainly because I would always forget to release the tension before I cut the thread and retreading drove me nuts. . In the last 3 months I picked it up again, mainly because I get sick of rewinding thread back on spools. Now that I am use to it I love it but it does take a while to get use to. I still use lots of different bobbins because I like to have thread spooled up but if I am tying a bunch of something I will now grab the ekich and spool it up.
  8. Chugbug, where were you when I started tying. Dead on for what he is trying to tie. Flytier your list is good to.
  9. think rite bobbins and all the knockoffs/improvements depending on your view.
  10. Nice. I have scored quite a few fibers that way. Angelina was my firsts find at my wife’s fiber store. Lots of other good stuff they call synthetic fibers. One of them is very similar to ep fibers
  11. Also very cool. Does the weight start to get up there with foam ?
  12. Very cool. Love the use of mono loops to get your lips or divers. First time I have ever seen that
  13. Impossible to answer. Many grades of epoxy, many grades of UV Resin. Depends on what you are using. Personally for my UV resin I use Loctite Resins. Not marketed for fly tying but I have experience with them from my day job (3106 thin, and 3525 thick).
  14. I manage a research group trying to get flower seed to germinate better
  15. I have used khale hooks for intruders, The hook substitutes for the shank. I still have a trailing number t4 hook tied on firewire. Nice concept but not so practical. It didn't work to well, looked nice though. Way to many snags .
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