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Old 09-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Here is glitter mixed with epoxy. It's a good idea to get multiple sizes of glitter if you start doing this
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Here is glitter mixed with epoxy. It's a good idea to get multiple sizes of glitter if you start doing this
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You know you can pick up a spinning rod right?
Do spinning rods have glitter?
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:22 AM   #13 (permalink)
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It's a " flure "
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I found when mixing the two part quick dry type epoxies that if you use small batches for one or two flies (as mentioned earlier) and letting it sit for a few minutes before applying it is much easier to form the head and also doesnt run as much. When tying rabbit or marabou i also wet back the material so it doesnt stick to the epoxy as its setting.

a rotary vice is also nice, you can turn the fly as needed to keep the epoxy from bulking up on one side as it dries. trying to work more than two flies on two different vices is about as many as i can do though. it took me a few attempts, but after a few tries youll get it down.....
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Have you considered the UV glue for this? I recently got some of the Loon Knot Sense at Sportsman's for copper Johns, but they didn't have any uv lights. Found a light at Wal-mart for about 9 bucks.
It's amazing how the glue instantly sets when you hit it with the light. I just hope it stays clear and intact as I have never used the stuff before. Probably should have researched the stuff or gave it a time trial, because I've tied about 12 dozen copper johns with it and it would be a shame if all that work was for naught.
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Ive used the UV knot glue before for heads, but found it didnt stay clear for long and didnt cure hard enough for my liking for larger heads. That was awhile ago though, and the formula might have changed since then.

It would work well though i bet for epoxy back-type flies....


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Have you considered the UV glue for this? I recently got some of the Loon Knot Sense at Sportsman's for copper Johns, but they didn't have any uv lights. Found a light at Wal-mart for about 9 bucks.
It's amazing how the glue instantly sets when you hit it with the light. I just hope it stays clear and intact as I have never used the stuff before. Probably should have researched the stuff or gave it a time trial, because I've tied about 12 dozen copper johns with it and it would be a shame if all that work was for naught.
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