Curing UV Resin to Hold Materials in Place

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  1. Squamishpoacher

    Squamishpoacher Active Member

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    This started out as fullback nymph and an attempt to use up some sub par PT feathers. Instead of trimming the tags of the shellback, I found that I can fold them back drop some UV cure on them and hold them back with a piece of food wrap or Ziploc plastic. The UV light is applied and passes through the clear plastic to cure the resin and cement the feathers in place. I also tied a waterboatman with the same technique. I think it makes a fly more true to life than forming a "head" at the fore end if the tying finish. Apology for the poor quality of the photos but I'm camped out and it's a dull day here.
     

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    Squamishpoacher Active Member

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    This is the boatman.
     

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  3. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Those look pretty good!
     
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    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Both very buggy looking flies.

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    great idea....good innovation!!