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Head Cement Preferences
Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:04 AM
Fly tying - The art of attaching feathers, fur, wool, and silk to a tiny hook to create artificial lures that imitate insects, a skill easily mastered by anyone who can peel a grape blindfolded with a pair of tweezers and a butter knife while wearing oven mitts.
Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:50 PM
When I first started tying I used head cement. I don't remember when I stopped using it ( too long ago) I believe it was around the time a bottle of it got too thick to use. I haven't used any in about 27 years give or take, haven't noticed any adverse effects to fly longevity. I do keep a bottle of Sallies on the table for those flies that need it.
May your thread never fray...
Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:35 PM
I use Loon headcement. It's non toxic. I have used normal headcement before, but it's toxic and not good for your health to sit in those fumes.