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george ayala

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  1. You may have something there with your theory Mike. Its possible the wavelength passing through the clear resin is at a different speed then the water around it because of a much denser substraight. Totally inspiring thing to think about as i create the shapes, but will continue to experiment with mixing different light tones till i am fully convinced.
  2. Oh. My bad., i do use UV resin, just used the epoxy in place. I use a really inexpensive resin i will add a picture of it and the dyes i use.
  3. Here are my thoughts on clear epoxy. When i see this sow bug or scud pattern on my vice, I think about how a fish would see it underwater and ask this question, will the fish see the same profile that i see in air or will the fish see only the solid opec materials inside the epoxy? I would think this scud pattern wouldn't look correct to a fish because it would not be able to make out the overall shape of a scud pattern body. What I begun to do is mix in a bit of dye into the epoxy in a dish then apply with a wooden applicator that i used to stir the dye with just to give it a bit of translucency of some color so that the fish can just make out the shape and still see the other materials. The epoxy still hardens well even after the dye is added. The epoxy dye can be found on Amazon as i found a nice set of 12 basic colors that can be even mixed to get more colors than the 12. So is anyone out there mixing dye to their epoxy? I havent seen anyone do this on Youtube or found any articles on the Fly Tyers magazine.
  4. Here are my thoughts on clear epoxy. When i see this sow bug or scud pattern on my vice, I think about how a fish would see it underwater and ask this question, will the fish see the same profile that i see in air or will the fish see only the solid opec materials inside the epoxy? I would think this scud pattern wouldn't look correct to a fish because it would not be able to make out the overall shape of a scud pattern body. What I begun to do is mix in a bit of dye into the epoxy in a dish then apply with a wooden applicator that i used to stir the dye with just to give it a bit of translucency of some color so that the fish can just make out the shape and still see the other materials. The epoxy still hardens well even after the dye is added. The epoxy dye can be found on Amazon as i found a nice set of 12 basic colors that can be even mixed to get more colors than the 12. So is anyone out there mixing dye to their epoxy? I havent seen anyone do this on Youtube or found any articles on the Fly Tyers magazine.
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