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Setting flies in resin.


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#1 Piker20

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:40 PM

Has anyone set flies into resin for paperweights, keyring etc?
I'm struggling to understand how the fly retains it's natural look and doesn't become clogged by the resin.
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#2 mikechell

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 05:37 PM

LOL  GOOD QUESTION !!!

I've got a paper weight I bought a few decades ago.  It's a thistle seed top ... in perfect shape, encased in plastic with no bubbles.  There's not a single seed tuft out of place.  I still marvel at the beauty of it.

 

My guess is either vacuum assisted or magic.

 

The obvious answer is to see if there's tutorials on YouTube.


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#3 Prybis

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 05:59 PM

I know rod builders do this. You might try searching rodbuilding.org


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:28 PM

 

colin

 

youll have to find the materials in a hobby/craft shop where you live

 

i think the resin would just flow over the fly and encapsulate it. i dont think it will work with a dry fly


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#5 feathers5

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:20 PM

Did you try and with a fly? Did you use styrofoam for the mold?



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:50 PM

I'm guessing it's much like lacquering a feather or quill for tying when you don't want the fibers to seperate. Paint the fly with a thin lacquer first and when it dries pour away.

#7 Piker20

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:44 AM

I've seen them set with dry flies in. I'm thinking I'll buy some and give it a go. Can use it for sea shell paper weights too so it won't be wasted.
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:58 AM

https://www.instruct...sects-In-Resin/

 

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 11:34 AM

Tempting, but that necklace is just begging for a trip to the doghouse.
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Posted 28 November 2018 - 03:01 PM

Thanks Norman, I hadn't stumbled across that bug site.
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 12:12 PM

test tube plastic and a needle. this one is 30 years old

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 12:18 PM

very old insects and brook trout eggs I did in the 70's hendricksons, trico's, October caddis, perla stone

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 06:35 PM

Pretty cool thread in general .
Id like to do some of my Deer hair work like this for the desk.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 09:01 AM

I had a plant manager who fly fished when was still home in Scotland. His wife took his favorite fly out of his box (silver butcher) and had it made into a resin paperweight.

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#15 mikechell

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 10:25 AM

sandflyx ... those look like they still have enough plastic to shave it down and polish it to show those items much more clearly.


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