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    Default Re: weightless synthetic flies

    Marco- I bought Bug Bond (which seems to be more popular in the UK) and it's the only one I've used. I think if I had to do it over I would go with Tuffleye which is a blue light cured resin unlike Bug Bond and Clear Cure Goo (CCG) which are UV light cured resins. The Blue Light spectrum is said to be safer on the eyes than UV. Tuffleye is endorsed by Bob Popovics, so if you go to the tying show in Somerset stop by his booth. Tuffleye has a few different choices in resins including both hard and "flex" type resins. CCG also has hard and flex resins, Bug Bond as far as I know only has hard resins at this point.

    These resins are a pleasure to use, and if you tie a lot of surf candy type stuff it's a real treat. And the flex type stuff which is said to have a rubbery finish like silicone would be a lot of fun to play with for some of the large baitfish that swim in your waters.
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by peregrines View Post
    Marco- I bought Bug Bond (which seems to be more popular in the UK) and it's the only one I've used. I think if I had to do it over I would go with Tuffleye which is a blue light cured resin unlike Bug Bond and Clear Cure Goo (CCG) which are UV light cured resins. The Blue Light spectrum is said to be safer on the eyes than UV. Tuffleye is endorsed by Bob Popovics, so if you go to the tying show in Somerset stop by his booth. Tuffleye has a few different choices in resins including both hard and "flex" type resins. CCG also has hard and flex resins, Bug Bond as far as I know only has hard resins at this point.

    These resins are a pleasure to use, and if you tie a lot of surf candy type stuff it's a real treat. And the flex type stuff which is said to have a rubbery finish like silicone would be a lot of fun to play with for some of the large baitfish that swim in your waters.
    I think I'll have to bite the bullet and get it. It's much easier to tie 2-3 flies using that system. Right now I won't even epoxy flies unless I tie up a dozen. Between drying time and putting in eyes between coats it's usually a 2 day project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swirlchaser View Post
    I think I'll have to bite the bullet and get it. It's much easier to tie 2-3 flies using that system. Right now I won't even epoxy flies unless I tie up a dozen. Between drying time and putting in eyes between coats it's usually a 2 day project.
    Exactly, I'd usually stockpile a bunch of flies before doing the epoxy thing, and even with a turner they didn't turn out well sometimes.
    Mark

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