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Head Cement Preferences


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Poll: Head Cement Preferences (479 member(s) have cast votes)

What head cement do you use?

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#61 lykos33

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:00 PM

I now use Gorilla brand Super Glue....penetrates well, dries quickly (not as quick as UV stuff),NEVER will come loose and is a hard shiny finish!
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#62 SCOwens

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:51 AM

I had been using Zap A Gap, but noticed it was leaving an ugly residue, switched to fingernail polish and that has changed, actually using a bottle of $0.93 fingernail polish from Walmart

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:50 PM

I often use Krazy Glue. I've sat in with Dan Delekta on a few tying clinics and he simply coats a short segment of the thread with Krazy Glue, wraps it down, waits a moment and cuts the thread. Perhaps a half-hitch or two, but no whip finish - he does this on all his Delekatble nymphs and so do I. So far I've never had one fail. On large streamers I often use Griff's, Flexament or Hard As Nails. Jim Teeny uses Hard As Nails exclusively - great guy!
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#64 kimjensen

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:25 PM

I use Loon head cement system. It's non toxic and that's all I need to know. I have used varnish and it stinks so much.
It comes with syringe and brush applicator. I mainly use the syringe.
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#65 netabrookie

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:45 PM

I have tried a few brands, but it always gets thick and I never have the right thinner/reducer so I just went old school and use clear lacquer. I have had a gallon of original Metal-Flake brand (before House of Kolor) clear lacquer for years now. I keep some in a cleaned out nail polish bottle with the little brush in the cap trimmed down and keep some in a bottle so I can use my dubbing needle/bodkin for the little flies. Lacquer thinner is all that is required to thin it and I have enough to last for way past my life expectancy. An eye dropper controlls how much thinner I want to add when it starts to thicken. It leaves a nice shine and a second or third coat can be added fairly quickly if you are working on something that requires a nice smooth head. The only bad thing that I have found is that you can't put it on the thread before a whip finish because it tacks up too quickly.

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#66 Johnwvan

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:17 PM

Looks like I'll be trying Sally's. My wife has a "collection" of it in the medicine cabinet! :)---John

#67 dontheo

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

It depends. i usually use Sally Hansens because you can get it anywhere if you travel a lot like I do. If I am tying for the next day, or streamside, I don't use any head cement.

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#68 BrookTroutAngler

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

I mainly use Sally's. Cheap, gets the job done, locally available.



#69 Roofish

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

When & if I use it, Sally Hard as Nails. Usually just whip finish it smile.png


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#70 Lightline

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

Krazy Glue.  A tiny drop on a thin needle is all that's needed for trout flies.  It bomp-proofs saltwater flies.



#71 1hook

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

I have used sallies pretty much from the beginning. It just soaks right into the wraps and that's what I like. I either use the brush that comes with it or I use a little dropper bottle. Not sure the correct name for it.

#72 switch10

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

I use flexament on my dries, and Sally Hansens on everything else.

I always apply directly to the thread, and then whip finish.

#73 Will K

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

Dont remember responding or not here...

 

CCG Hydro OR superglue work great.  I like hydro when I want the head "pretty" and superglue if it's a bead head or other fly where i wet the thread with the glue prior to whip finishing. 

 

Still use regular old head cement at times... but mostly those other two.



#74 luvinbluegills

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

I don't have the slightest idea, I've just learned to do a good whip finish and then apply some Rumpf head cement. I have never had a problem.


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#75 DryFlies4Life

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

I received a older superfly fly tying kit a few years back (I think it was made in 1997) and it came with a bottle of head cement. I still have that bottle of cement and still use it today.