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    Default home made fly turner

    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




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    Troutman-

    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.

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    I love it...that is exactly the kind of creativity I enjoy about this sport. Great job!
    “Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will, & creative imagination.
    These give us the ultimate human freedom... The
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    to choose, to respond, to change.”



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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
    Lynn

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