|06-12-2002 05:15 PM|
Interesting fly Joe. Keep 'em coming!
If you want to use something other than 5 min epoxy, couldn't you just let it set a little before you build up the body? Or would that not work for some reason? Just a thought.
I can't stand the smell of the 5 min stuff. I use the Devcon 2 ton because it has virtually no odor. I usually need the extra working time anyway:hehe: I've never tried to fill in a large space like that though.
|06-12-2002 03:09 PM|
|06-12-2002 02:59 PM|
I agree with you on the discoloration of the 5 minuet epoxy after a time, but what I do when I use 5 minuet epoxy is to coat the 5 minuet stuff with Sally Hansen, Hard as Nails, but I'm not sure if this will prevent discoloration from personal experience, but I was told that it would.
The other longer cure epoxy will not discolor after a time, but I don't know anyting about it being water proof or not.
Interesting subject, would like more comments.
|06-12-2002 02:56 PM|
That's kinda what I was thinking. Silver tubing with the top half markered dark blue or olive. Could be killer!
<----They keep growing!
|06-12-2002 02:47 PM|
The only way to have two differant colors is to tie using silver tubing, on the top and bottom, then with a color marker paint the upper part whatever color comes to mine, Idon't know how else you could accomplish what you suggested.
I tied what you see in the picture with the gold tubing, I didn't have any silver tubing, so I used what I had just to have fun.
What do you think about my use of a color marker.
|06-12-2002 02:42 PM|
regarding epoxy: if five-minute epoxy is used for any body/head styling, it is not completely waterproof, meaning it will not withstand total immersion for extended periods of time. Furthermore, five minute epoxy compounds discolor (yellow) after a season or so. In order to waterproof, one should coat five minute epoxy, after it is dry and cured, with either thirty minute or more extended time (90 min.) material; this info does not take into account rod finishes, head cements, etc.
(guess I better do something more interesting than read - Nick's ahead of me in posts )
|06-12-2002 02:14 PM|
Super translucent...really nice. Would be great for anchovies and silversides (with silver tubing on the bottom and a darker one on top).
|06-12-2002 01:54 PM|
If you like working with epoxy,here is an interesting fly to tie!!!
But it does require that you have a drying motor, and they say, it does catch fish.