Gathering of the Clan

A Gathering of Fly Fishermen
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:48 am 
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I joined some private lakes that about 45 minutes away, so my fishing is about 90% still water now from a float tube.

Other than buggers and leeches and such that we troll with, we use a TON of chironomids.
There are million different patterns and the ones that I have work good, but I've found that the ones with a resin body not only work better, but they hold up a ton better.

Reading up on the resins, all of them are the best and so are the lights.

The lights are what shock me, they run from $10-$60.
I figured I'd go cheap and as long as it gets it most the way there, I'd let the sun finish them.

If you use this and have an opinion from you experience, please let me know. Which brand and which light and how good it works.
Thanks,


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:00 pm 
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SilverCreek is the best, IMO. Used to Post here, can't find him im members section.

Also sold at Lund's Fly Shop, under the "Misfit" name. http://www.lundsflyshop.com/UV_BOND_TAC ... p/3669.htm

Cures all the way with a decent light.

Do not, IMO, go cheap on the light.

$28 will get 'er done: http://www.lundsflyshop.com/UV_BOND_STA ... p/3681.htm


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 6:50 pm 
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I sent Silver a message via another BB. I will forward contact info if he responds.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:12 am 
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I got this reply back from Silver Creek:

I keep track of my sales and correspondence at the email picaboo@charter.net

Send me an email to picaboo@charter.net with Silvercreek"s UV Coat in the Subject line and ask me to send you information. I will email you the details on the resins and UV lights and I will tell you how to order. I use your email address to identify you and send you a tracking number on shipments.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:33 am 
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I have a light that I picked up at a GOTC auction and that thing works great. The bad part is that I know nothing about the light.

The light I have has a very narrow beam and is very intense. I can see exactly where the light is hitting the UV resin.
It has cured every UV resin that I've tried in a matter of a few seconds.

If I run across that light while searching the net, I'll post it here.

Having said all that, I've read up on SilverCreek's UV resin and everyone seems to love it. I will buy his UV resin when I run out of what I have.

SilverCreek really knows his stuff. I've read on other forums about what he has posted about UV resins in general, the light needed to properly cure them, etc.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:42 am 
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Thanks a bunch guys!!


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:58 pm 
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Got a super fast reply from Silvercreek and figured out what I'm going to order with his recommendation.
Thanks again guys.


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 9:53 am 
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Here's another case of the reasons why some firms prosper and some wane.
The guy was on the ball with the info and in detail. Nice to work with guys like that.
"Hussle" and smarts are the keys!
Bux


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:10 pm 
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His UV cures clear, clean, hard and tack free when you zap it with the right light.

I use it on bass flies and pike musky flies that take more abuse than any of my trout flies. You'll be happy with your choice.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:52 pm 
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I fetched my light from the back of the drawer and discovered that:
It has no marking of any sort, no numbers, no names, no country of origin.
It has nine tiny bulbs surrounding three in the middle.
It is three and seven eighths inches or 98mm long and 1 1/16" in diameter
It has 3 AAA batteries inside...turned on by a rubber button on the butt end.
I'm guessing it was part of a cheap kit that came with the proper glue.
It's 6 years old and still works w/o changing the original batteries.

Bux


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