UV resins in Salmon Flies

UV resins in Salmon Flies

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It's been our mission from the start to bring new ideas and fly patterns to fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon. From the "Top Salmon Flies" book, a fly called the Kursk got the most attention. Unconventional pattern mixing evolution with traditions.

A strike point or a fly patterns capability to "glow" in bad lighting conditions is for sure something most of us have experience in. Usually we just use fluorescent materials which reflect the UV light. Now we're super excited avout UV resins. With the UV resins it's super easy to add a strike point to any fly pattern's butt or head. You can even glue a whole body and whip out a pattern with couple of minutes.

Here's a few examples of last week's experiments

Olive Frances tied on a hook and head from Gulff UV Resin

Hook: Ahrex HR420G

Butt: Orange Gulff UV Resin

Rear hackle: Brahma hen

Tail: four light cock chalks and 4 fibers of Crystal Hair

Ribbing: medium silver

Body: Davy's bug dub light olive

Front hackle: Olive Brahma Hen

Head: Chartreuse Gulff UV resin

Olive Frances fly pattern

Green Butt, head from Gulff UV Resin

Hook: Ahrex HR420G

Butt: medium silver and Chartreuse UV Gulff Resin

Body: black dubbing

Ribbing: medium silver

Wing: black bucktail

Hackle: black hen

Green Butt Fly

Weedlander, head from Gulff UV Resin

Hook: Ahrex HR420G

Tail: Chartreuse Fluoro fiber

Ribbing: medium silver

Body: pearl tinsel over chartreuse thread

Wing: underwing from chartreuse tempel hair, some chartreuse flash and overwing black tempel hair

Hackle: fluorescent olive pheasant

Eyes:jungle cock

Head: chartreuse Gulff UV resin

Weedlander fly pattern - big salmon fly

IntrudStyle Silver Wilkinson, head from Gulff UV Resin

Hook: Ahrex HR410

Butt: Pink Gulff UV resin

Tail: light blue tempel hair dubbed in a dubbing loop and wound over the shank as a hackle

Rear hackle: blue guinea over the tail

Ribbing: medium silver

Body: light pink SLF Poul Jörgensen

Wing: Pink tempel hair in a dubbing loop wound over the shank, topped with purple pheasant

Eyes: jungle cock

Head: orange Gulff UV resin

Silver Wilkinson intruder style fly