25 May 2018 Solarez Ultra Thin Bone Dry (Review)

I visited Funky Flytying last month to work on a project with Toby Merigan. While working through the different flies we were going to showcase on the Funky Facebook page he mentioned using this Solarez stuff. I was a little sceptical as I have used most UV resins over a number of years and have kind of settled on Troutlines recipe. The others I have mostly found still a bit tacky after application or down the line the fly goes white.

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One of the great features of the Solarez was the fact it comes with an application brush. Not only that but the brush is manufactured in such a way that the point is super fine. So, no more messing about with a needle trying to get just the right amount onto the area required. I just used the laser pen that I have used with other UV resins and it works a treat. I could really do with investing in one of those plug-in ones to be honest changing batteries all the time gets costly. It does cure in under ten seconds as claimed and dries rock solid and tac free.

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The downside-ish is the price it's £20.00 a pop that makes me a bit skittish. If you add up the amount of Sally Hanson I have had to replace over the years though £20.00 seems like good value. Unless you are a commercial fly tyer then I would expect a bottle this size to last me at least a year. I would describe myself as a fairly regular tyer. If you are in the market for some resin you could do much worse than this stuff.

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