When it comes to UV resin for fly tying, there are three things most fly tiers look for; durability, the speed of setting and tackiness, and we believe that the Fulling Mill UV Glass Resin is the best out there.
Whether you tie trout flies or predator flies, more than likely you have used a UV resin of some sort to finish your fly patterns, but most UV resins for fly tying come with the stigma of being ‘tacky’, so why do fly tiers still use them? Put simply, they cure in seconds and only under the UV light, allowing you to work, re-work and work it some more before setting it at the touch of a button.o counteract the
To counteract the tackyness many put a second coat of standard varnish on top to give a hard finish – And this does work, but it’s we feel its defeating the object of using the UV resin.
UV resin for fly tying is predominantly used instead of Epoxy, giving you more time to work and build a body or head before setting. Epoxy is good for certain aspects of fly tying, such as tying predator flies and saltwater flies, when a very hard head is wanted, but it has a tendency to go off too quickly and you’re left with a cloudy, messy head on your fly. This is why many have switched to UV resins. Many flies in our range, such as these, now feature UV resin instead of epoxy.
The Fulling Mill Glass UV Resin is a cut above the rest, benefiting from being both quick drying with a crystal-clear finish and most importantly of all, leaving you with ZERO tackiness to the touch once dry. Perfect for those tying large saltwater and predator flies to buzzers and nymphs.
- Flexible, high strength bond
- Clear bond lines
- Superior chemical and physical properties
- Cure on demand with low UV levels
To find out how to use the UV Resin for fly tying, take a look at the below videos from Steve Carew at Fulling Mill and the master fly tier, Davie McPhail.