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Fly Tying / Re: UV Epoxy
« Last post by Linecaster on October 22, 2014, 04:30:22 PM »
Thanks Kirk, I will get on it tonight.
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Fly Tying / Re: UV Epoxy
« Last post by Kirk Dietrich on October 22, 2014, 02:48:19 PM »
Last Chance, I believe in the flat spot for glueing 3d eyes as well, strongly advocate it. I have gone to using brad tip drill bits turned by hand to get my flat spot and even a shallow socket.

Kirk




Brad tip bit has close to flat bottom hole. For larger bugs, I use the quarter inch forstner bit.


Twist the bit by hand back and forth with very little downward pressure.


While this is a balsa wood head, this works on hard and soft foam and cork as well.


This is a 3d stick-on eye but any 3d eye can be used as seen in the first pic above.


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Fly Tying / Re: UV Epoxy
« Last post by lastchance on October 22, 2014, 02:22:36 PM »
I forgot to mention about eyes. The first thing I do is sand the foam in the area I place the eyes to make a flat spot. I then apply them with super glue.  The flat spot helps the eyes stick easier. Then, I coat over the entire foam fly with Liquid Fusion. I apply it with a brush, and if you don't put too much on, it won't run. I put mine on a little rotating dryer anyway. If you don't use eyes don't worry about it. I use doll eyes I buy in hobby stores. Have fun with it.
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Fly Tying / Re: UV Epoxy
« Last post by Kirk Dietrich on October 22, 2014, 02:16:31 PM »
Linecaster, I've done it both ways; straight out of the tube and thinned about 50/50. Either way works but you need to put it on a turner as even though it forms a skin rather quickly, it will sag before set. The thinner version requires a couple extra coats, straight from the bottle, I like two coats as it seems to shrink/evaporate and dries a lot thinner than when applied.
I use the disposable plastic brushes but clean with water and re-use.

Kirk
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Fly Tying / Re: UV Epoxy
« Last post by Linecaster on October 22, 2014, 02:08:35 PM »
As my order may not get here in time I will use your suggestion of Fusion which I had purchased some time ago. I will be going to Lake Texoma early Saturday for some Stripers.

Fabric Fusion isn't a bad choice.  In fact it is an excellent alternative based on Kirk Dietrich's study referenced below.

http://onthevise.com/blog/10-clear-coat-durability-test-poppers

Wow, great link and excellent report. Thanks for posting that, Fabric Fusion it will be for now.

Do you take a little Fusion and thin it with water in a small container, then apply it with a brush?
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Fly Tying / Re: UV Epoxy
« Last post by Kirk Dietrich on October 22, 2014, 12:37:56 PM »
Thanks for the plug Ron. That article took about six months to research. The cure time results could be different for northern climes with different humidity, don't know...

Kirk
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Classifieds / Royal Wulff TTAM6F Line For Sale
« Last post by AdrianL on October 22, 2014, 10:22:37 AM »
I thought the Royal Wulf Triangle Taper line might be nice on my Mangrove 6wt rod so I ordered one and tried it. I spooled it up on my reel for my Mangrove 6wt and gave it about 40 or 50 lawn casts on the grass in my yard. Well, for whatever reason - does not fit my casting style / does not match up good with a Mangrove rod / or whatever - I do not like it. My misfortune can be your benefit.

For Sale - 1 never used / fished / got wet / etc. Royal Wulff Ambush Triangle Taper 6wt floating line on the original spool in the original box - New price was $79 - this line can be yours for just $55 shipped to your door via USPS 2 day shipping.

Thanks

Adrian
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Fly Tying / Re: UV Epoxy
« Last post by StippledPopper on October 22, 2014, 08:12:12 AM »
As my order may not get here in time I will use your suggestion of Fusion which I had purchased some time ago. I will be going to Lake Texoma early Saturday for some Stripers.

Fabric Fusion isn't a bad choice.  In fact it is an excellent alternative based on Kirk Dietrich's study referenced below.

http://onthevise.com/blog/10-clear-coat-durability-test-poppers
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Fly Tying / Re: UV Epoxy
« Last post by Linecaster on October 22, 2014, 07:31:39 AM »
As my order may not get here in time I will use your suggestion of Fusion which I had purchased some time ago. I will be going to Lake Texoma early Saturday for some Stripers.
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Fly Tying / Re: UV Epoxy
« Last post by lastchance on October 21, 2014, 03:29:12 PM »
I use Liquid Fusion for my foam poppers. It's pliable, holds up well, and you can thin it with water if you prefer. You can buy it in all of the hobby stores. I'm not saying Devcon and other epoxy don't have their virtues. I also use them for various projects. I've read much good stuff about Silver Creek UV coating.
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