UV2 Large Eyed Guinea for fly tying
UV2 Large Eye Guinea features beautiful, large spots and it is treated with UV reflectance and fluorescence to really get the fish’s attention.
Guinea is one of our favorite materials on steelhead and salmon flies. A cool way to utilize guinea and add some variations to your traditional steelhead flies is to tie any traditional pattern (silver Hilton, green butt skunk, etc.), and instead of tying them with a classic white collar, add a bright, vibrant UV2 Large Eye Guinea collar and you will be amazed with the awesome variations of flies you can make. However, guinea is also a fabulous material for the legs and collars of nymphs.
What is UV2 Technology?It is a double dye process to give all of their UV2 materials and flies added UVF/UVR ultraviolet wavelengths. UV Florescence is used on everything from street signs to fly tying materials. UV Reflectance on the other hand is a spectrum of wavelengths humans cannot visually see; yet it is extremely common in the animal and insect world. UVR allows mayflies to find mates, and bees to find flowers. Fish can see it, and they love it. UV materials and flies are becoming much more popular within the fly-fishing world because of the success they bring while on the water.
See some UV2 materials under a black light in this video below: