Bug-Bond is the first TACK-FREE light cured resin specific to fly-tying! It cures TACK-FREE as quickly as 3.5 seconds when using the correct UV light. It is optically perfect, resistant to yellowing, is flexible and won't shatter.
Bug-Bond is solvent free and is easy to apply with little or no waste - especially when you use the pro-tips!
With the viscosity of a “runny honey” Original is the “go to” material for the general fly tyer. If you’ve never experienced light cured acrylics before, then this material should be the top of your shopping list… from shell backs or surf candies to buzzers. Use this material and you’ll wonder why you ever used epoxy or solvent based products.
The creation of Bug-Bond started at the beginning of the 2009 when I was looking for a quicker method of tying flies... pike flies with epoxy heads to be precise.
My flirtations with epoxy usually left me with more mixed than I needed to and ending up where I didn't want it. You also have to link that with the fact that epoxy needs to be mixed precisely to ensure a perfect cure. Bug-Bond has been designed to be optically perfect and when cured correctly to have a tack free surface. Further benefits are that it is resistant to yellowing when exposed to sunlight and also has a degree of flexibility when cured.
Bug-Bond results to date have been excellent and everyone who has used the resin has been impressed... one or two people saw it being used under cover at the British Fly Fair International in 2009.
Chris Reed soon realised after using Bug-Bond that one coat could replace 3 or 4 coats of varnish, saving time (and no drying wheel). The one thing you have to get used to is that it isn't sticky and it doesn't need that much UV light to cure it.
UV torches are not toys and you need to read the instructions supplied to ensure safe use. Please keep both the torch and Bug-Bond away from children.
A 20ml bottle of Bug-Bond (which includes a standard applicator) will retail at $25.50. The UV light (excluding batteries) will retail for $25.50. A Pro-Tip kit is available and this includes a replacement bottle top which has the ability to accept different gauge taper tips allowing a more precise application of the fluid and will retail at $7.70.