UV Resin question

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    Mark Lee
    Mark Lee
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    I am wanting to start working with uv resin on some of my midge and nymph patterns to add some durability and look. Can anyone recommend a product that they like? There seems to be quite a few out there and I am trying to find a good starting place. Thanks.

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    Tim Angeli
    Tim Angeli
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    I use Loon and have been very satisfied. They have a Thick and a Thin formula – I’ve found the Thin more useful, and I expect you’ll find the same for your midge and nymph tying.

    A quality UV light cures the resin much better than a cheap one. Also, contrary to what some of the companies market, all of the UV resins (that I’ve tried anyway) end up being slightly tacky after curing. A thin coat of clear nail polish over the top of the resin gives a nice tack-free finish.

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    Bob Riggins
    Bob Riggins
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    I use the Loon product when I want to put a heavy layer of clear finish on something like a saltwater ultra shrimp. It works great for this application. I’m not so sure it is great for small midges or nymphs where you are using thin coats, unless you want to tie the fly and immediately use it. Given the cost, I would just a soon use Sally Hanson’s HAN.

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    Brian Greer
    Brian Greer
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    There’s a guy on a lot of the fishing and tying boards that sells UV Resin. He goes by the name SilverCreek.
    He has two resins. One dries hard, the other dries flexible. But when cured, the resin is tack free.
    No need to wipe the cured resin with alcohol or go over it with Sally Hansen’s.

    You can reach him at: picaboo(at)charter(dot)net

    You can find more info on the stuff by using a search engine: “silvercreek UV resin”

    Usual disclaimer; I have no personal or financial interest, I don’t know the guy, etc.
    It’s just a good product.

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    Jeff Smith
    Jeff Smith
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    A bit late to the rodeo but I have been using Solarez UV resin for a couple of years now. Actually trialing it for the Canadian market.

    They have Thin, Thick and Flexible formulas. As well there is another, newer mix they call Bone Dry which is an Ultra Thin formula.

    I have honestly found it to be a really useful product for most of the flies I tie.
    Well worth a look for sure.

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