Earlier this year Barry Ord Clarke wrote an article entitled "The Confessions of a Glue Addict" in which he gave a couple of top tips on using BUG-BOND.
For regular followers of BUG-BOND you'll be aware that in order to prove the strength and flexibility of BUG-BOND I built a 9ft 9wt on a Harrison Advanced Rods Lohric blank with NO thread on the guides. The rod was built out in less than 2 hours and then fished. The rod was built in August 2010 and within a year of testing had caught 50 fish to 16lbs without any failure in the rod or "whippings". The rod was inspected at Harrison Advanced Rods for defects - there weren't any!
Barry has kindly allowed me to reproduce the photos from the article in which he uses BUG-BOND Lite... interestingly I used used BUG-BOND Original to build the rod.
Locate the rod ring on the spine of the rod
Tack the ring in place by curing with the UV light
The ring is in place
Now commence the whipping
Whilst rotating to get an even coat expose to the UV
The finished article
Tools of the trade
Since BUG-BOND's inception its been used for braid connections on fly lines... the first real tests of this were done by Tom Gorman who used the system on his sailfish outfit in Costa Rica in early 2010. Then Barry came up with this method of welding a new loop on the end of the fly line... does it work? Well yes it does and my Scientific Anglers WF9 Pike fly line is testimony to this!
Carefully cut the fly line at angle on one side
The stripped side
Now place in a fly clip, coat and cure
The finished loop!
Thank you to Barry for allowing me to share these with you. Barry has a blog which you can find by clicking the link www.thefeatherbender.wordpress.com
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