As we all know, the sport of fly fishing evolves in colossal amounts with the introduction of each new year ~ whether it be a new rod that "beats all others", or a new fly tying material, we are constantly being blessed with new innovations. Over the past few years, it seems as though UV curing resins have been the source of attention in the fly tying world, with replacing epoxy being the sole purpose behind many creations. There was loon knot sense, and many more. Having minimal success with these, I gave up on the UV fad.....until Clear Cure Goo came along.
Clear Cure Goo has been the source of talk amongst tiers lately, earning a respectable reputation. Interested, I decided to give some of this 'goo' a try. After experimenting a bit, and playing with the material's properties, I have to say that I am rather impressed.
For a UV resin, this stuff is strong. It adheres nicely to any material, and stays strong while clinging all the materials together. What I particularly like about this material is that it doesn't cloud. You can scuff the cured goop with scissors, scrape it on rocks, etc. and it won't scratch or chip. It also cures fully with just the UV light, so you won't have to bake your flies in the sun anymore.
While there is nothing that will ever surpass epoxy in terms of overall strength (in my opinion), Clear Cure Goo does an amazing job of getting things done, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in simplifying this aspect of fly tying.
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