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  1. I’m sorry, I must have miss understood. I thought you were thinking of getting one and I was just pointing out they may have limitations on foam thickness. I myself use 2, 3, and 4 mm mostly.
  2. Like every forum I think it has slowed down a bit. A lot of guys went to Facebook where it’s limited to no discussion but you can collect thumbs ups and “likes.” Some people just can’t handle discussions. To each their own.
  3. I’m still waiting for my group to start again. Enjoy
  4. I would check how thick those cricut machines can handle. I think most can only handle up to 2mm. A cheap pair of scissors work just fine for me.
  5. I use anything that melts in my pot. Hard, soft, alloy this alloy that, I don’t care. It all melts and pours just fine. I pour jigs and weights from 1/10th ounce up to 8 ounces. I use to use wheel weights but they’ve largely been made out of steel and zinc for the last 20 years. I stopped getting wheel weights years ago because of their lack of lead. I’ve used plenty of lead shot to when I can get my hands on it. Plenty of it around because most people stopped reloading shotgun shells years ago.
  6. I don’t own one but it sounds like how the Thompson jaws had to be dialed in for different hook sizes before they would hold securely. Perhaps I’m wrong on that. For over 600 dollars I would expect a better set of jaws. My regal and Griffin jaws don’t need to be tuned in for each specific hook size before they will hold securely. Definitely falls into my expensive vise definition but not my fine vise definition. To each there own never applied more than to vises.
  7. My bench is 40” high. Depending on which vise I’m using it is anywhere from 49 to 52” above the floor. Love it because I can stand at vise when my back is sore or just because I feel like standing. Yes you will need a taller stool.
  8. You guys do know the Black Plague lasted over 500 years. This is not going anywhere. It, or a variant, is here to stay.
  9. I store all of mine in a safe for a couple reasons, one of which is security. The other reason is for upkeep. I can maintain the conditions inside the safe way easier then the entire basement. This requires me to clean my guns way way way way less.
  10. Should catch something when the flooding stops.
  11. All the links work for me except for the one in the very first post.
  12. I usually like to try out new flies before tying more since I despise having flies that I have no confidence in but I haven’t been out due to the heat and low water but now I might be waiting a month for the water to drop. This should be good till I get out.
  13. I always say the flies we tie look NOTHING, and I mean absolutely NOTHING, like the real thing. I tie flies with legs, without legs, short legs, long legs, light legs and some with numerous legs. it all depends on how I feel. Whatever comes off my vise gets fished without regard to what us fly tiers may think of it’s consistency, proportions, historical accuracy or its strict adherence to traditional materials. Fish, trout included, especially trout, can’t count and don’t care so tie however and whatever makes you happy. Now if your carp fishing, carp can count so get the the leg count right.
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