Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:07 AM
i have tried most of them out on the market and in my experience they all appear to dry with a tackiness to the them (regardless of what is printed on the bottles label and with using the light that came in the kit, laser or otherwise).
i dont know what i do wrong. i apply the resin in a thin coat and then hit it with the light. most of the time its for a minute or so. good batteries in the light.
anyway, the sun it the ultimate light source
do a preliminary cure with the light and then put the fly in the sun for about 1/2 hour for a hard and tackless finish. i'm not quite sure why tyers say it takes to long to cure. if you need flies right away then dont use the resins.
There is nothing of interest on my profile page so why keep going back to it?
Stick to buying flies....it's a lot cheaper
Poor quality materials are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.
YOUR way is not the ONLY way when tying flies!
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