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Friday, March 28, 2014

Product Review: Clear Cure Goo

A product that has truly revolutionized my tying

Not too many years ago, I found myself struggling with the epoxy conundrum: Basically is it worth throwing epoxy on fly patterns given its curing time and all the other challenges that come along with that? I usually found myself opting out of using epoxy in situations where I would have liked to use it, but just didn't want to mess with it all.

Then along came the Clear Cure Goo revolution. This is a great product line that will literally put a totally different spin on both the patterns you tie and the workflow that you use to tie patterns that would normally use a traditional epoxy.

Now there are a large variety of Goo styles, including, Thin, Brushable, Tack-Free, Thick, Flex, Fleck and so on, but our favorite is, hands-down, the Hyrdo. It's the perfect viscosity and will cure tack-free.

But best of all, when it comes to this great UV Cure resin product, you can literally use it on a huge variety of flies.

Midge Dry Fly

Gut Bomb - Tan

Chimera Fly

Experimental mayfly nymph

Jig Style Nymph

Caddis Larva

I've tried most of the resins out there. There are some good ones and some not-so-good ones, but in my experience, you can't go wrong with the Goo and it's got a spot on my tying desk at all times.

You can check out their website at: www.clearcuregoo.com






14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review, I've been tempted to try the Hydro. Is the curing light a necessity?

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    1. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001VZC5LA

      This is the light I use. It's the exact same as the CCG one. And it's only $7. It dries CCG in the same amount of time as the ccg on one(I've compared)

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    2. Thanks for that. I need that light for $7.

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  2. Will - you can, in theory, cure hydro by putting the fly in the sun. That said, I'd say if you need to do that, wait, save a few extra bucks and buy the light. The "niceness" of tying a fly, zapping it for a few seconds and being done is awesome. Hydro is a great product - really works as advertised.
    Will (I'm a Will too :))

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  3. Ditto on Hibernation's comments. The light, and especially the Pro light, is part of the workflow, so it makes for a much quicker and convenient cure.

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  4. How fragile is hydro supposed to be. I have just been using it a few weeks and I find that its breaking up and getting marks in it pretty quick. I have been fishing in some nasty rocks but I was hoping it made my fly more durable and I am not sure it has. Am I maybe not drying it long enough? I use a tiny loon light cause it was cheap and wonder if its doing the job... any thoughts?

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  5. You guys should put a forum up on your site. I am sure it would be a great forum and wouldn't take long until you have enough members to sale some banner adds. I get on here daily looking for new stuff and a forum here could be an awesome resource.

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    1. We have thought about it. We may try to gauge some interest, but a forum is perhaps a bit more to bite off than we can chew right now. We both still have 9 to 5's and a forum might chew up a bit of time. Once we find a way to make it work we will most likely start something simple.

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  6. Clear Cure Goo is a must have for any tiers bench. You need 2 bottles of hydro at all times, 1 with the thin tip, 1 with the brush. Wasted time on the tying bench really chews up your time trying to switch tips/brushes.

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    1. Bingo. I have two bottles of hydro (applicator and brush) and a syringe of thin. That's 99% of what I use.

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  7. Nice, that caddis larva looks delicious.

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  8. What is the difference in the Pro light and the Pro Plus light, other than the price? Is it actually worth it to shell out the extra coin or is it just little improvements?

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    1. Jacob,

      The pro plus light is much more concentrated and cures faster than the other lights.

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