brook trout

american shad

striped bass atlantic salmon


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HEAD SPIN

Question 1:  How long do the batteries last on the HS-1?

Question 2:  What kind of batteries does the HS-1 use?

Question 3:  Why would I want the AC powered version of the HS-1?

Question 4:  What is the major advantage of the Head Spin's spring wheel design?

Question 5: I tie small patterns for fresh water and large patterns for saltwater.  Can the spring wheel hold the small flies?

If you have any questions that are not answered here about any of our products please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone.  As you ask we will expand this section making it easy for others to find answers to their questions.

 


Q1:  How long do the batteries last on the HS-1?

A1:  The Head Spin HS-1 Batteries last about 400 continuous hours at 7RPM.  When the batteries become very drained after 400 hours the Head Spin's motor will just turn slightly slower, but will continue to work just fine (the motor will not suddenly stop).  With intermittent use battery life can be more than 400 hours. 
So here is the worst case scenarios for the battery life:  
5-minute epoxy tying example:  If you dry 12 flies for 10 min. per batch you can tie approximately 28,000 flies on one set of batteries.
30-minute epoxy tying example: If you dry 12 flies for 1 hour per batch you can tie approximately 4,800 flies on one set of batteries.
One hour per day use: If you tie every day for 1 hour per day (that's a lot of tying) the batteries should last over a year.
Rod Building Example:  If you build 16 rods and dry them for 24 hours each that is almost 400 hours.


Q2:  What kind of batteries does the HS-1 use?

A2:  The Head Spin HS-1 takes 4 AA Size Batteries. 


Q3:  Why would I want the AC powered version of the HS-1?

A3:  Review the battery life explanation above.  We offer the AC version because there are people who are very concerned about battery life.  Professional rod builders may want to consider the AC version, but you really don't need it unless you intend to leave your HS-1 on continuously for over 400 hours.  We have found that people really like the portability of the Battery powered HS-1, you don't need another AC outlet and it is very safe.


Q4:   What is the major advantage of the Head Spin's spring wheel design?

A4: NuWave Tackle is the only company offering the spring wheel design on a fly turner.  Life, durability, accessibility, size, ability to use our versatile micro clips, etc.  We recommend reviewing our spring wheel advantages page and our Micro clips page.  The spring wheel costs us much more to produce then a foam wheel that our competition uses.  We are able to sell our product for less money than our competition even with our spring wheel by simply changing the way the product is distributed...and you get more for your money.


Q5: I tie small patterns for fresh water and large patterns for saltwater.  Can the spring wheel hold the small flies?

A5: Although the HS-1 Wheel is conservatively rated from #6 to 6/0 hooks, it can hold down to size 18 (and maybe smaller) using our Micro clips accessory which will fit the HS-1 Professional, HS-1 and HS-3.


Atlantic Salmon: Salmo salar
Striped Bass: Morone saxatilis
American Shad: Alosa sapidissima
Brook Trout: Salvelinus fontinalis