Cheap Uv resin and torch

Spider

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I hope to tie some perdigons when I get going on the tying for next season. Uv resin isn't something I use a lot.

Is it better than normal varnish and why?

As it won't be a tying mainstay, can anyone recommend a cheap but OK bransmd and torch? Tks
 

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Tube of Solarez Thin if you're not tying allot of flies.


A uv laser pen will set the resin ( these can be got cheap on ebay/amazon)



I personally use the solarez bone dry as it has a brush and lasts me years.
i have a high powered torch similar to the original solarez torch.

I use the resin mainly for perdigones, protecting tinsel bodies, applying to thread when doing whip finish then setting with torch.
I also like a tiny drop down into the base of a klinkhamer/parachute hackle.
I also use it to put stick on eyes onto minkies/zonkers/fry patterns.
 

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"Pay cheap, pay twice" Use the ONLY resin specifically designed for fly tying, Diamondhard.
 

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Try this as recommended by the England bank team captain
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Any craft resin will do, the trick is in the curing, a good uv 6w free standing lamp dries flies very quickly, I got one from China couple years ago for a few quid, took about 3 weeks to arrive but well worth the wait

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I just ordered a tube of solarez thin last night on eBay, worked out £8.50 posted, pricey for a wee tube, thought I'd give it a try as the bug off I had was still tacky after curing
 

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I think adding some varnish after the glue has dried, takes away the tacky feel?
 

arkle

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Spider, that defeats the reason you use resin for in the first place.
 

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Arkle, I saw it on a davie mc pháil video, seemed OK? I think Troutline have the thin resin I want and havent purchased from Lucian in ages so will try there.
 

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Or any other Solarez users out there? I can get this in Ireland so glad to support local.
 

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Anyone using Lucians product? I'm happy with thin stuff, for stripped quill nymphs and perdigons.
 

arkle

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Spider, if you go to the deercreek website, you'll see that they offer a very comprehensive range of resins, probably more than any other co.
 

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Or any other Solarez users out there? I can get this in Ireland so glad to support local.
I have been using Solarez resins for some time now. It was not available in Europe when I got it and I bought 2 sets of the three small tubes to make the most of the expensive postage from USA. I have used the thin tube extensively for flies, the flexible for smoothing braided loop to flyline connections and hardly use the thick one.

In about 5 years I have not yet exhausted the first set and the second is unopened. I have not detected any change in the resin since I got it, unlike the first resin I got from Loon which appears to have a very short shelf life. ( Goes very thick)

It is also a cheap way to dip your toe into the world of uv resin.
 

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Spider, thanks for asking the question. I intend tying some Perdigons as well, my attempts to use varnish and superglue have not been too successful. I have now ordered Solarez and a Torch, fingers crossed.
 

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Deer Creek for me, although I did get a set of Maxcatch UV gear, unfortunately this does not work easily as the UV glue just comes in packs and needs "something to apply it, i.e. a hypodermic ??
If you are left with a "tacky" surface, a quick wipe with a "glasses wipe" or solvent cloth will cure the problem.
 
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