head cement woes

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by James Mello, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. troutaholic Member

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    University Place, WA, USA.
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    I use Sally Hansens as well, it seems to pentrate the threads better than regular head cement. If I need a glossy head for my larger saltwater flies I put a drop of 5 minute epoxy on the head....
  2. Smalma Active Member

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    Marysville, Washington
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    Like most I used to use clear finger nail polish (cheap is good). However for the last decade I have stop using any head cemenrt at all - just a double whip finish (hand tied) and am good to go. Seen no difference in fly life and one less step in the tying process.

    Tight lines
    Curt