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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-16-2020, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Do any of you use UV materials on flies? I've been playing around with using small patches in places like the tail or the collar.
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Iíve used quite a bit of UV dubbing and some dyed guinea as well. Stephen Colbert coined a word, truthiness, which means ď I believe it because it sounds right to meĒ. Thatís why. I have absolutely no empirical data suggesting that it actually makes a difference.
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I use a lot of UV materials in the fur brushes for my winter flies. For summer flies I might use UV resins for bodies.
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Iíve used quite a bit of UV dubbing and some dyed guinea as well. Stephen Colbert coined a word, truthiness, which means ď I believe it because it sounds right to meĒ. Thatís why. I have absolutely no empirical data suggesting that it actually makes a difference.
The only evidence I have is from king fishing in Alaska. I hooked multiple Kings on a prawn pattern that had 3-4 strands of UV chartreuse buck tail as part of the tail. I hooked fish on other flies but not with the consistency that i did with this fly.

scientific, no, interesting, yes

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I've experimented with UV dyes on peacock quills in the past.



This Blue Cherry has a peacock quill wing dyed UV Blue. It is a successful fly for my home river steelhead in cold water.


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