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Hey All, just started tying with Solarez UV resins, specifically as an epoxy head substitute and as a thin shine on the dirty worm. Used the Loon UV products last offseason, and I found that the epoxy heads kept peeling off. Just curious as I’m in the process of tying spring flies and I don’t want a couple dozen flies that I end up junking, how have you all found the product? Thanks!

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I haven't used Solarez, but I have had the same problem with Loon UV resin.  That said, what are you using for a light source?  I just picked up a better quality UV lamp this past week and it makes a world of difference.  Specifically, I found in the past that the outside was mostly hard, but still had a bit of tackiness to it and the underside of the resin didn't seem fully cured.  Now the tackiness is gone and the resin seems hard all the way through.  I need to see how the new flies actually perform, but its something to keep in mind.

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I am using a much better light than before and keeping the battery fresh. Hoping that was the problem last year and this will remedy it!

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I find Solarez cures better than Loon... less tacky anyway.  I'm not convinced it is any more durable though.

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A good quality lamp helps also check your batteries they need to be top of the charge. I have a single lamp single bulb, but like my 21 light UV light better as it seems to cure faster. I have gone over to Solarez and do like it a lot. The thin and the thick. Certainly less tacky than other brands, but even with the thick I sometimes add thin over.

Just a note: the lights are UV.  and can damage skin and eye cells in a way that raises cancer risk. I've taken to slipping a pair of sunglasses on when curing.

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Has anyone tried jointing fly-line to a leader? Please detail your method

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I just received my loon uv infinity light . Compared the light between my noname uv light and the infinity uv light , shined them both on the wall in a dark room . The infinity light was by far brighter . A thought came to me as i was shining both lights , uv light is supposed to be invisible to our eyes . What is the light I'm seeing  ? 

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From a marketing point of view which would be better, a light you could not see and doubt works or a light you can see. Most have not only UV but other longer wavelengths you can see. 

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 I guess the only proper way to compare the two lights i have is to have a uv light meter .  Your idea of having sunglasses on when using the uv light is something i hadn't thought of , for safety i will be wearing a pair from now on .

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The LED lights for resin fusing are 395nm. The visible spectrum that our eyes can see is 380-740nm, so the LED lights are barely into the UV (UVA)

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I havnt tryed loon uv res yet,but I found solar res is a great product. I cure the res with my uv light then put it in the natural sun for a full day before I use them. I have yet to have the res “peal off”. I use this method on the thin/thick and flex uv res.

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