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    After reading about Bob Popovics conversion from epoxy to Tuffleye from epoxy , I thought that I would give it a try myself. The problem with Epoxy , particularly 5 Minute epoxy is that yellows giving the tie a dirty look after a period of time. Some of the flies that I tied last year have already yellowed giving them an extremely old look. Tuffleye is set by exposing in to an UV light. It sets in about 15 seconds of exposure to the light. However, you can spend as much as you like working the Tuffleye before setting it. Here are some flies that I finished.





    Spoon Flies




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    Nice looking flys Tom. That stuff ius great.
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    Tom --Looking good! Thanks for sharing. You been sand bagging on us lately. LOL
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    10-4 Tom....I think Forrest hit the nail on the head..you've been sandbagging on your fly tying...

    Great looking flies..but at 80 bucks or so for the Tuffleye kit...I've seen Keith use it and looked it up on the internet...great stuff.
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    Scott the Kit that I have wasn't anywhere near $80 . The intial investment on the UV flashlight is where you get hit hardest. After that a sryinge of Tuffleye is only about $10. I don't use the second step that is sold in the kits it only a hardner. I take some alcohol and wipe the sticky residue from the fly then coat it with some Sally Hansen's Hard as nails.


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    The cost is the only thing that has held me back on the Tuffleye. I can spend an hour on Balsa pencil poppers and have them turn yellow in 6 months is frustrating!These ties look fantistic . I really like the spoons and surf candy. A really good job on tying!!
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    10-4 Tom good idea....

    Maybe when I get to that stage of the game...I'm still happy tying shad flies right now..

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    WoW tom nice looking flies! love the shad dart!
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    TOM... nice flies. I was using Devcon 5 min epoxy and it turned yellow in about 4-6 months. I switched to flex coat 5 min epoxy and haven't had one turn yellow yet. Maybe it's just a matter of time.

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    CCOBB is that epoxy that you put on fishing rod to finish them?
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    Allen... It's not the same stuff. You are asking about flex coat rod finish which is also an epoxy. What i use is flex coat 5 minute epoxy

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    ccobb, where do you get the flex coat from? I think I have some Devcon already that I could tinker with, but it would just be tinkering.
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    backlash, great looking flys.
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    I got the flex coat from J Stockard Flyfishing

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    TY ccobb, I'll have to give it a look.
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