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if your resin says 'made for fly tying' on it in anyway shape or form, you are probably paying to much imo. whether it was cooked up in a factory (local or offshore), or someone's basement; one way or another, this is nasty stuff no matter who makes it. uv resin is by far the most toxic material we have placed on a fly. what i've found is uv resin that works for fly tying at a fraction of the cost. that is all. i pointed out the the silercreek's resin and the Lina resin bottles are the same, that is all. imo, every supplier, manufacture of fly spec'd resin is suspect of overcharging for their products, every single one of them.

 

 

on the back of the resin bottle i have:

ingredients: aliphatic esters cellulose

cetate butyrate 28-utanone, photoreactme

oligomer, photoinitater

Warning - keep out of reach of children

 

Sally Hanson (nail product) changed the head cement game. if i recall correctly, the shift to SHN started on this very board. Lina (nail product) and other manufactures of nail resins could do the same for uv resin for fly tying; and even more. i think there is a whole gold mine to be found in the uv nail resin department. there are coloured resins, metallic, mixed with metal flack, you name it. think of what all our baitfish patterns would look like with coloured resin and metal flake for a head.

 

no fly tying resin line anywhere has this many options:

 

gold: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Elite99-Soak-Off-UV-LED-Gel-Nail-Polish-Metallic-Mirror-Effect-Metal-Gold-New-/391159918613?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5b12f2b015

red: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Gellen-Brand-UV-LED-Soak-Off-Gel-Nail-Polish-Red-Color-038-/281709913272?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item41973824b8

gold glitter: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Gellen-Brand-UV-LED-Soak-Off-Gel-Nail-Polish-Glitter-Gold-Color-278-/281709913357?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item419738250d

yellow tinted resin with glitter and flake: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Elite99-Diamond-Glitter-Range-UV-LED-Gel-Nail-Polish-Glitter-Empire-Yellow-10mlC-/391159957150?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5b12f3469e

build up gel: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Nail-Art-Acrylic-UV-Gel-Glue-Pink-White-Clear-Color-Builder-Manicure-daj-Polish-/350749174041?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item51aa47a919

 

i have changed my mind about a light source, and am now going with this laser: it has the stamp of approval from In The Riffle.

 

is everything that i've listed have an offshore element? absolutely. 95% of the goods we buy in North America have an offshore element. we can thank free trade agreements for that. have i removed the brick & mortar store or internet store? absolutely. why do i need someone to handle my product if it is not necessary, or needed? have i possibly blown the doors off on the whole uv resin scheme,,, quite possibly.

 

disclaimer: i do not work for, or an an agent for any suppliers listed.

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" i pointed out the the silercreek's resin and the Lina resin are the same, that is all."

 

What? From what you said about the resin you use they are most definitely not the same. Where are you getting this? So you are saying you are buying the exact same thing as Silvercreeks resin?

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Where is your proof that Lina and Silvercreeks resin is the same?

 

.....i think there is a whole gold mine to be found in the uv nail resin department. there are coloured resins, metallic, mixed with metal flack, you name it. think of what all our baitfish patterns would look like with coloured resin and metal flake for a head.

 

no fly tying resin line anywhere has this many options

 

any brand of resin can accomplish exactly the same thing

 

just add glitter to any resin

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=glitter&biw=1366&bih=643&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=fChyVaS6FsrJtQWYvICYDA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&dpr=1

 

add some loon powders to color any resin

 

https://www.loonoutdoors.com/products.html#fly-tying-powders

 

https://www.loonoutdoors.com/products.html#fly-tying-powders-tungsten

 

does your magic resin have tungsten for weighted flies?

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" i pointed out the the silercreek's resin and the Lina resin are the same, that is all."

 

What? From what you said about the resin you use they are most definitely not the same. Where are you getting this? So you are saying you are buying the exact same thing as Silvercreeks resin?

my apologies, i forgot the word bottles. the bottles are the same. my post has been corrected.

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Where is your proof that Lina and Silvercreeks resin is the same?

 

.....i think there is a whole gold mine to be found in the uv nail resin department. there are coloured resins, metallic, mixed with metal flack, you name it. think of what all our baitfish patterns would look like with coloured resin and metal flake for a head.

 

no fly tying resin line anywhere has this many options

 

any brand of resin can accomplish exactly the same thing

 

just add glitter to any resin

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=glitter&biw=1366&bih=643&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=fChyVaS6FsrJtQWYvICYDA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&dpr=1

 

add some loon powders to color any resin

 

https://www.loonoutdoors.com/products.html#fly-tying-powders

 

https://www.loonoutdoors.com/products.html#fly-tying-powders-tungsten

 

does your magic resin have tungsten for weighted flies?

glitter: i can but it already mixed for under $5, or add it to myself to my clear resin.

 

colour tint: i can buy resin tinted (every colour of the rainbow) for under $5, or add this same powder to my clear resin.

 

Tungsten powder: does yours? lol. i can add some to mine as well for a fraction of the cost then the Loon supplied powder. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/MICROLUBROL-2-oz-TUNGSTEN-DISULFIDE-Sulfide-WS2-Powder-ULTRA-FINE-micron-0-5-/271323637790?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f2c26281e (US Ebay seller)

 

Why, oh why oh why, would anyone pay extra for any of this???

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i did an accurate experiment to see what the true curing time is for the Lina resin. all the test pieces were a nice glob of resin on white paper under a 9w 365mn light.

 

5 sec - set but not cured

5 min - 99% cured

10 min - diamond hard

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" i pointed out the the silercreek's resin and the Lina resin are the same, that is all."

 

What? From what you said about the resin you use they are most definitely not the same. Where are you getting this? So you are saying you are buying the exact same thing as Silvercreeks resin?

my apologies, i forgot the word bottles. the bottles are the same. my post has been corrected.

 

Now that we are on the same page there, I must also point out that the bottles are in fact not the same.

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There are 2 styles of inexpensive 15 cc amber UV resistant bottles that allow you to see the resin level. The one I use:

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/amber-and-black-nail-polish-glass-bottles-15ml-bottle-with-cap-and-brush/32246277899.html

 

 

 

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The one I don't use because it is more tippy:

 

 

 

Free-shipping-200-lot-15ml-Amber-Glass-E

 

 

 

Bug Off chose the bottom syle

 

$(KGrHqNHJEwE92gJ2C6gBPf(mBLjg!~~60_35.J

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The shape of the bottles is totally irrelevant. Its the contents of the bottles that really counts

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" i pointed out the the silercreek's resin and the Lina resin are the same, that is all."

 

What? From what you said about the resin you use they are most definitely not the same. Where are you getting this? So you are saying you are buying the exact same thing as Silvercreeks resin?

my apologies, i forgot the word bottles. the bottles are the same. my post has been corrected.

 

Now that we are on the same page there, I must also point out that the bottles are in fact not the same.

 

you were saying??

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silvercreek: thank you for providing the link for your bottles that you use.

 

there is a large group here that are of the "made in the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ " type. everyone wants to know where their "stuff" comes from.i have been very open that there is no North American content in any of he produces that i've purchased, or listed. would you be kind to share the countries of origin(s) for your product?

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The shape of the bottles is totally irrelevant. Its the contents of the bottles that really counts

you are absolutely correct. i have started another thread to tackle that very question.

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Wow guys...

Thanks for all the input. I feel like I threw a wrench in a well oiled machine of friendly fly tying wisdom - then I remembered this is a forum! ha..

I really appreciate all the feedback, and I did order some of Silver Creek's resin this week. I am looking forward to using it soon.

Curing time is not a big deal for me as this is a hobby for me, not a profession.

 

I hope everyone got outside this weekend.

I know I did. Hanging out in the sun, drinking the koolaid!

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