Adhesives for Living Eyes on EP Fiber in The Fly Tying Bench Posted May 15, 2020 · Report reply 20 hours ago, caloosa bug said: McKinney, Actually, I am giving 24 hours now. I’ll dab some on the bottom of the head from hook eye to the rear of the stick on eye and set it on a stand upside down. After 10-20 minutes, I’ll do the same on the top. The following day I’ll do another small amount on the bottom, let it sit for 10-20 minutes, then the top and a thin layer over the entire eye to finish. I rotate them quite often on this coat because it will sag on the eyes before it thickens and sets. I have re-coated after 20-30 minutes with no real issues and is perfectly fine. But, I think waiting a day between coats gives a clearer and stronger finish and lets the first coat penetrate deeper. It is also easier to get the shape desired by waiting. If you do 2 coats in one sitting, you’ll notice that the next day your perfectly shaped head has condensed and another coat may be needed to get back the desired shape. In thin layers it dries to the touch in a few minutes , but after 12 hours or so it’ll shrink to half the original size. Gotcha, Thanks. I constantly fight with keeping eyes on so I am going to give this a shot. I have used Liquid Fusion to stick them on but never did an overcoat.