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  1. How does one remove bubbles from epoxy applied to your flies? I have some 2-part epoxy which has accidentally been exposed to heat. The heat has produced 1,000s of tiny bubbles in the epoxy. When used, the flies have dozens of bubbles all over them. While this isn't quite a negative thing from a fish-catching perspective, it does make close up photos look a bit terrible. The largest bubbles are normally removed using a bobkin, but the smallest are still there. I'm not opposed to relegating this epoxy to interior use only and buying some new exterior epoxy.
  2. So, I love tying with craft foam. It's quick, cheap, and easy. Cork is cool too, but you can shape and mold it in a number of ways. A recent outing left a number of my bugs looking like the black one pictured here. Torn to pieces. It's not that big of a deal, but just an inconvenience of having to re-tie while fish are waving at you. So I 5 min epoxied over a few foam poppers, and they are nearly bullet proof. I was worried about flotation and weight, but it's not that noticeable. i can catch for hours without worrying with torn poppers. Leader still has to be checked and a few decide to fly high into the trees. But that's fishing. What do y'all think?
  3. I'm a new member and novice tyer. Have done things like rubber spiders, wooly buggers, and popping bugs (bluegill sized). I'm wanting to try using hot glue and epoxy for heads and bodies. I think I have all I need for hot glue tying, but I need a way to rotate my epoxy heads... they say at least 30 minutes, so they don't sag. I found some two-part liquid epoxy made for jewelry making and I suspect after mixing, it will still be liquid, about like Karo syrup. I'm not up to spending lots of money on professional equipment for a hobby. Looking for an idea for a low RPM ac motor (or DC with an adapter) that I can use to make a dryer. Has anybody else made their own? Also your opinion as to how many RPMs is best. Any other kind suggestions would be appreciated.
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