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Color fast tying thread
Sonoman posted a topic in The Fly Tying BenchI am looking for fly tying thread, 70 or 140 denier, that will maintain its color when coated with UV or head cement. Does such a thread exist? When tying some Perdigon flies and shad flies, I was looking for a bright red collar with some "pop". When I applied UV cement to the Wapsi Ultra Thread 140, the color dulled and disappeared. For grins, I tried a couple wraps of some old "A" size rod-wrapping thread, I believe it was Gudebrod "NCP" (No Color Preserver) thread from when I built fly rods many years ago, and it gave me the color contrast I was looking for and it remained very bright under the UV cement. Sadly, I am about out of that thread, plus "A" thread is tricky to use on a size 16 fly to manage bulk. Does somebody make a thread that does not dull when cement is applied? Here is a photo of the same Perdigon thread-body fly, tied at the same time, one with red Ultra Thread wrapped over a black Ultra Thread body and the other using the "A" size rod wrapping thread over the same Ultra Thread body You can see the Ultra Thread does not show any red, except if you look closely you can see a small piece of the tag end that did not get trimmed tight. The other thread, which I am would like to buy more of, is bright. This photo was taken in direct sunlight. I bought some rod wrapping color preserver to try, but it's difficult to keep on just the head, it's an extra step, and it only worked so-so. What do you recommend to maintain bright colors under UV or head cement?
Two questions re: UV Goo and Hackle
Roland58 posted a topic in Beginner's CornerIs there any advantage to using the UV activated "Goo" as opposed to super glue or head cement.......I know, there is some difference in setting time, however, I have learned that if the item is dampened slightly, super glue will set up almost immediately. My other question is regarding hackle. What is the difference, functionally, between saddle hackle and neck hackle? Is it just size? Is one as good as the other? Is it just where it is plucked from, neck or butt? I'm sure I will have more questions before I learn all this stuff, so, please bear with me........I'm old and slow! Thanks to all that reply for your time and sharing your knowledge.
Jig Head for Pike
GDP dressing posted a topic in FTF VideosHy Guys, a new video for make a Jig head by yourself ! www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa0UOkhy7qM Tight Lines
Cheap UV Resins
jacobellis008 posted a topic in The Fly Tying BenchHey you guys, does any one know of some cheaper options when starting out with UV resins? Thanks!
Clear Cure Goo?
snooker21 posted a topic in The Fly Tying BenchIs the investment of buying Clear Cure Goo worth it?