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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 the material. BUG-BOND™ is available in 2 viscosities BUG-BOND™ Original and the lower visosity version BUG-BOND™ Lite.

Both versions of BUG-BOND™ (which includes a standard applicator) are supplied in a 20ml bottle. To allow a more precise application of the fluid a BUG-BOND™ Tip Kit is available this includes a replacement bottle top and 5 UV shielded dispensing tips.

To cure BUG-BOND™ a UV light of a specific wavelength is required. We currently supply a Professional UV powered by a single AA battery and an entry level Multi-UV LED light powered by 3x AAA batteries.

UV torches are not toys. Keep both the torch and BUG-BOND™ away from children.
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  • BUG-BOND™ Lite: this material is much less viscous than Original and is close to a watery consistency or that of light engineering oil.

  • BUG-BOND™ Tip-Kit: although each bottle of BUG-BOND™ comes with a general purpose tip, many fly tyers like to have the benefit of precise application of the resin.

  • BUG-BOND™ Original: with the viscosity of a “runny honey” Original is the “go to” material for the general fly tyer.

  • Developed as the ultimate battery powered UV flashlight for curing BUG-BOND™.

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