Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by James Mello, Jan 6, 2006.
Isn't it though? Probably about the same as a woman might expect in a fly shop.
Ouch,,,,, sticking those straight pins in my eyes always hurt like $#%$^
Seriously just go buy the Sally Hansen Hard as nails. Cheap durable more coats make the head more shiny, but one coat will seal the thread.
Anyone know if they still make pharmacist formula. (no thinning formula)
This, I liked the best of all and now am almost out of the last bottle.
Never has got thick with age and can build a good gloss with several coats.
one way I have found to avoid the ol' needle in the eye trick...while the cement is hardening...run the remnants of a saddle hackle feather through the eye of the hook...it pulls the excess cement out. and its scrap so you dont have to worry about waste. also a huge fan of the sally hanson hard as nails...good stuff.
I have found that if I put a little of the head cement on as I am tying prior to my final touch on the head works for me. but that just me
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....
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.