View Full Version : home made fly turner

02-09-2012, 12:30 PM
Many of you that tie your own flies like to strengthen them with epoxies or polyurethanes to make them more durable. I generally add poly to foam poppers and epoxy on clousers.
here is the dryer I made out of inxpensive materials.

Rotisserie motor and bracket I was not using anyways on grill , 4-6 rpm motor 120VAC
Cut 2x4 as base... free
square wooden dowel cut to length $.98 at Lowes
plastic fly case from fly shop of choice.... free
craft foam inside case used for funeral flower arangements... free
alligator clips from radio shack ...8pack $4.00
wooden stick qtips attached to alligator clips are pushed into the foam... free
works pretty good and saved a lot of money



02-09-2012, 12:59 PM

Thats a great idea. I've thought about building one my self, but wasn't sure what motor to get that would turn slowly. Thanks for the post.

02-09-2012, 04:02 PM
I love it...that is exactly the kind of creativity I enjoy about this sport. Great job!

02-09-2012, 07:54 PM
Wicked Cool! I will keep my eye out for used motor. Don't tie with epoxy so much now as I don't live close to saltwater.

02-10-2012, 04:19 PM
If you cant find a used rot. motor, lowes sells replacement kits that come with a motor for about $30. You can also buy a low RPM DC motor that runs on batteries online for about $25.

No Hackle
02-11-2012, 11:56 AM
Gary your to smart for your own good. Great idea. I'm going this afternoon to buy the stuff to make one.This will work great for my crease flies too.