Curing UV Resin to Hold Materials in Place

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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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Jim Darden

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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.
great idea....good innovation!!
 

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