Survey in Beginner's Corner Posted August 30 · Report reply On 8/29/2021 at 12:31 PM, niveker said: Interesting. ...One of the things I like about the original is that its slow to dry, allowing it to fully penetrate the thread wraps and seep into the material in the thorax area... Niveker, I am also a huge fan of SHHAN for head cement and all through out the fly in many cases. To ensure proper saturation, I tend to get the operation started, add a little SHHAN and then finish the operation and usually add a little more. For example, when making a head, I will whip two or three wraps, add a little SHHAN, finish the head (which squeezes the stuff through the wraps) and then add a top coat while it is all still wet. This ensures complete saturation even with the faster drying stuff. I have flies destroyed by toothy denizens of the brine frequently but they never unravel anymore. As long as Sally keeps making it, it will always have a place on my bench.