Scuds are an important food source for trout. They are tiny freshwater crustaceans, and though the silhouette does not change much between species, size and color can vary greatly. In other words: this is a great place to get creative with UV resins. Whether you want to add a hot spot (as demonstrated here) or try and match what you're finding in your local waters, you'll be able to use this basic pattern as a jumping off point.
Firehole Sticks 320 Size 14
STS Trilobal (tan/cream)
UV Colored Fly Finish Hot Orange
UV Clear Fly Finish - Thin
Love the Ergo All Purpose Bobbins. I add three for my tying collection. It's easy to work. It easy to tye flies for size 24 to bigger flies.
This is the perfect bobbin for all flies. It works on delicate trout flies and big saltwater flies. Could not be happier.
I tie mainly large flies and cobia jigs. I've had multiple different bobbins over the years but this is by far the best bobbin I have ever owned. Places the perfect amount of tension on the spool, fits great in your hand, and it's even easy to find on the table. By far the best tools I've ever used.
I own 5 ergo bobbins that I love. Lately I have been tying smaller flies (#20's) so I bought the new All Purpose one. I like it for smaller hooks as I feel like I am closer to my work. I wish the tension was easier to control like the ergo model. I really like the way these bobbins feel in my hand. I can tie for a long time without any cramping. With all the yellow on my tying desk sometimes it looks like it should be in a Loon ad.
There are some great features to this bobbin that were improved from the previous version. The overall size and maneuverability is awesome. This bobbin will tie on all sizes of hooks. The brass spool holders were a nice addition but lack any sort of tension adjustment. Some of my thread spools will release when I have thread tied in and before you know it, you have a couple feet of thread out and your bobbin is resting on the ground. The only other thing that needs improvement is the length between where the spool sits and where you feed your thread. This is pretty short making it a little more difficult to get your thread fed through. Great overall all product!
sharp, cuts well in tight spots, easy to handle
Picked these up after my old scissors became so worn they wouldn't cut. Man, these things are super sharp and have a nice fine tip to get in and make precision cuts.
Great scissors. Nice thin tapered tip and big finger loops.
Everyone would benefit from a pair of these scissors.
These scissors were an impulse buy but now I use them frequently for midges, dries, and small patterns. Perfect getting that perfect butt end of a body and for cleaning up the tiny hair and fibers that build up around the eye. Definitely recommend.
Very impressed with this product, cures in seconds with any loon uv light, the variety in viscosity is exactly as advertised depending on your application. Highly recommended
Have heard lots about loon resins. Anxious to use. Quick service. Right on the numbers.
I have been using this product since I learned to tie flies over a year ago. The drying time allows me to complete numerous flies during a single tying session.
This is the most flowable of all the clear finishes. My flies were always coming apart after a few casts. This material works great and the UV aspect allows instant drying when adding other elements to the fly.
P. S. I use the thick version to build up heads.
The line of Loon UV resins has made my nymph patterns so much more effective. Plus, the rapid curing time produced by the Infinity torch makes my tying time so much more effective. Move over Sally Hansen’s — There’s a new sheriff in town!
Been using the clear all the time but the tinted finish is great. No more magic markers before whip finishing, just to easy. Thanks Loonies.
Have tried many other products but I consistently grab the Loon bottles on my tying desk. Especially love the new red colored resin for hot spots.
I'm glad they finally came out with colored resins. These work great in all sorts of applications.
I've been using the clear UV Resins for awhile and am very happy with them. The clear resins work well on beads, fly bodies and fly heads. I'm using the colored resins for both bead highlighting and for fly bodies. The issue with the tackiness of the colored resins is a deterrent. I will try David's process of top-coating with flow and see if I like the results. Top-coating with hard as nails works but the drying time and smell are a deterrent.
I have used a bunch of different UV resins in the last several years. I started with Loon thick and thin resins. I really liked them at first, but over time found the tack to be undesirable. I would wipe with isopropyl and top coat with head cement, but didn’t love the extra steps. I tried other brands some were not tacky, but would be too brittle or have other undesirable characteristics. I’m back to Loon. The tack is easily dealt with by top coating with Flow. Flow also works very well as a head cement. I just started using the colored resins and couldn’t be happier. They are easy to use, look great, and dry tack free. I got several colors and will eventually have them all.