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Old 09-25-2012, 09:32 AM
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Question UV resins

I've always used epoxy up to now but I'm thinking of getting one of the UV resins to try out. Since there are at least three systems on the market I would be interested in Forum members' opinions as to which system they prefer.
It would be mostly for saltwater type streamers but I also tie trout & smallmouth flies.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:40 AM
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Pete Gray (penguin) and the guys over at Bears Den are into it bigtime, I am thinking same for some winter tying projects. Keep us posted
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:52 PM
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Thanks, Juro.
I've followed Penguin's amazing ties on the Forum and Bear's Den carries three makes of resin. I'm looking for opinions about which make people prefer before I invest.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:03 PM
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To get in cheap, buy a UV light on eBay ($5) and then get some Loon UV Knot Sense or Wader Repair, (same stuff) $7.50 for a half ounce, WAY less than the other stuff, maybe not quite as good as Bug Bond, but I seriously doubt the fish will give a crap. For a dispenser the tubes are not great, I got a small syringe of one of the Tuffleye products,($4) emptied it, and filled with the Loon stuff, works great. Total $16.50, and the Loon product is available all over the place.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:58 PM
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Now that's very cool info as I'm toying with going down that road. Only thing that's held me back is I can buy 50 UK 'Buzzers' for 12 pounds (plus a couple more for postage). And done by a Pro.

With my PP account screwed up (ever actually tried to talk to a real person there? Don't bother, you won't) the payment system is convoluted. I'll set up an account (payment by PP 'Invoice') at a local shop that the 'seller' can draw on. As I said, convoluted, but it's working.

Wish I could convince more folks to sign up with Amazon.com. Their system is flawless. Had a question a couple of months back, no problem on a purchase-those have all been 110%. You order, you get .... Bebos figured that one out years ago.

Anyway, had a simple question and I was talking to a Real Live Breathing Human Being in less than 3 minutes.

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:56 AM
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Thumbs up L.C.A.'s

I've tried Tuffleye, CCG, Bug-Bond, Loon, Deer Creek...
'Been there... 'Done that...
Bug-Bond Original with the Pro applicator kit and the new light...
[available at the Bear's Den and Whitewaterflies]...
'suggest Tuffleye Clear Coat to seal the deal...
Tuffleye FLEX is also a very good choice...
Light Cured Acrylics offer unique opportunities NOT readily available elsewhere...
NO regrets and NO going back [to epoxy or toluene based goo]...

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