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Old 02-02-2008, 05:17 PM
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Hi Jim,

The poly tape I used was the tan colored tape that you can't see through. I don't think those restaurant cups would be poly. I use to buy them from a gunsmith supply house. I found the cups were a little expensive so started using the poly tape. You could reuse the tape but at 4" per use it would take a long, long, time to use up a roll of tape. I also found the long skinny ice cream sticks were very good for mixing. You also get the benefit of removing the ice cream from the stick.

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Old 02-03-2008, 10:05 AM
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For what it's worth, I find that Devon 2-Ton Epoxy (available very reasonable at Wal-Mart, is the best stuff.

When tying multiple flies in which the epoxy is used as a coating, I will coat up to eight flies (depends on size of fly) and put them in my fly rotisserie.

If I'm using epoxy as the main body of the fly, I use Devon 5-Minute Epoxy and do one fly at a time.
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Hi Steve,

I also like the Devcon epoxy. You get a good mix with the tubes. It is easy to get as little or as much that you need for the job.

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i'll give that a try - i'v been using the 30 minute 2 part epoxy - i like the idea that i don't feel rushed to get all the heads coated as fast - since sometimes i have to work them a little slow.
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Hi All,

I use all kinds of adhesives and glues when repairing composite parts on the planes I build and found that paper plates and bowls work really well. The ones we have in our break area have a slick coating on them. Not sure if it's wax or what, but the coating doesn't come off. Some of the glues I use get really hot when curing and the plates have held up well, while plastic beakers melt on me. For mixing, I use tongue depressors.

Not sure how well this transfers from aviation to fishing, but figured I'd throw in my .02

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