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Old 12-07-2017, 08:52 AM
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Hi

Although have had tying stuff for years Ive never really spent any time learning to tie but Ive set my self a challenge that by next season I will only use my own tied flies on the still water I fish most of the time.

Ive been looking at UV resin for some of the buzzers and nymphs which looks a lot easier than the hard as nails Im using for a few buzzers I tie.

However there seems to be a big price difference between well known brand like bug bond starter kit and UV torches on ebay etc.

Guess my question is, is it worth paying the extra or will they all do the job?

Or another option, by bug bond (or is there another one I should be looking at?) but get the touch shipped from China.

Any advice would be helpful as Im on a tight budget.

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"Bug off lite" and a ebay UV laser pen (for about 2.50) works fine for me
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"Bug off lite" and a ebay UV laser pen (for about 2.50) works fine for me
Same here. Quite a few tiers use Hard as Nails as the final coat to in case of the UV being slightly tacky and also to add that extra gloss.
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Try Solarez thin uv resin, can get it and a torch on eBay for 12.99. I used to use 5 coats of sally hanson hard as nails to finish my buzzers, but now i use one coat of this uv resin and finish off with one coat of sally hanson
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Bug Off,and E Bay laser pen for me ,no complaints.
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really helpful, thankyou

Can i ask, what the difference between bugbond lite and regular is?
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really helpful, thankyou

Can i ask, what the difference between bugbond lite and regular is?
Lite is 'lighter', ie thinner.
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Default Re: UV resin help

Ricon, BugBond do a lite version, but folk are actually recommending you use Bug Off, this is a different brand, can be found on ebay, and they also do a lite version.

I have been using Bug Bond since 2010 when it first appeared in the market place, and still use it all the time for my saltwater flies where large areas of the dressing need encapsulating, as it has an amount of flexibility. However, for about 3 years now, I have been using both Bug Off, and more recently, Bug Off Lite for the heads of all my my salmon flies and saltwater flies, where little encapsulating is required.

It is very much cheaper than BugBond, and for the use you are looking to put it to, would fit the bill perfectly. You also shouldn't need to finish the fly with a coat of SH or Hard as Nails to take away any tackiness, as after curing with the light, if you leave it exposed to daylight and better still bright sun light for a couple of hours, it should cure without any tackiness.
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Why get a product you need to apply a coat of varnish to, which is sort of self defeating, time wasting (which you're trying to save) & was never designed or made for fly tying ? Why pay cheap & pay twice ? Check this out, https://www.deercreek.co.uk/uv-resin it could be best to get it from a stockist at the moment, as they're having a short break out of the country,
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Why get a product you need to apply a coat of varnish to, which is sort of self defeating, time wasting (which you're trying to save) & was never designed or made for fly tying ? Why pay cheap & pay twice ? Check this out, https://www.deercreek.co.uk/uv-resin it could be best to get it from a stockist at the moment, as they're having a short break out of the country,
The solarez thin uv resin cures without any tackiness,it doesn't need to be varnished after! I use a coat of varnish just to make it a bit more glossy
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