Head cement or not

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Daryle Holmstrom, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    Tim, I would agree for smaller flies
    HOWEVER 15 bristles does lay a better based for the thrid and final coat of Shellac

    as you can see from this size 18 parachute adams they do come out uniform and in no way is the pattern over dressed

    I do find that without a proper amount of floatant they can tend to sink like meteors
     
  2. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Wow! Beautifully proportioned. A shinning example of less is more. A nearly pious exercise in restraint. And here I was blaming my tools for my lackluster results instead of realizing that it was just poor judgment on my part.

    I hope you don't mind if I use this fly as my desktop image so I can further study your technique.

    TC
     
  3. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    I don't use it 90% of the time, exception being flies too small to do a double whip finish. No problems with flies coming apart with the double whip.
     
  4. kelvin

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    Thank you Tim,
    Fell free to
    I will also be posting a video dressing the very same fly in the SBS section