April 30, 2021

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Are UV Fly Tying Kits Really Worth It? What are They?

Are UV Fly Tying Kits Really Worth It? What are They?

Some hardcore fly anglers don’t just stop with the art of fly fishing. They even go as far as creating their flies. Fly tying is creating an artificial fly,  using resins or epoxy to hold their made flies. Before, the common material used to tie the fly was cement head. But all the rave right now is the ultraviolet resins. The idea is that fish will find them faster, which increases your chances of catching a fish. The UV fly resins come in three thin, thick, and ultra-thin varieties. 

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UV resins have changed the way anglers tie their flies. Many have had problems with the right amount of mixture for their epoxy. It was a long process, too, and they weren’t sure if it would work. Some even relied on luck for it to work. Because of this unreliability, there were many instances when epoxy ruined the eyes of their flies or other materials. Then the UV glue came along and made life easier for everyone. From mixing epoxy for minutes, anglers can now finish attaching their flies within seconds. 

UV resin for flies is all the rage for fly anglers. For one, it’s enjoyable to create your fly. You can use various colors of threads and combine them with the UV glue that can be colored to make your fly more attractive to you and the fish. Using UV resin isn’t just hype; it’s backed by science. Humans don’t see ultraviolet light, but fish like trout and walleye do. So not only is it faster to make flies with UV glues but adding them onto your flies makes it more alluring for the fish. That’s why some fish have UV light-emitting capabilities with their bodies, such as the anglerfish. Some fish use UV to communicate as well, though the intensity of how a fish sees UV light varies. So, it’s better to check if the fish you’re after c