Jump to content
Fly Tying
phly tire

head cement question

Recommended Posts

Sally h actually has an almost identical chemical composition as Hard as Hull and is way cheaper.

This is true but Hard as Hull doesn't yellow when it cures like Sally Hansen's does


Agreed, though I know plenty of people who use Sally H with no problems and no yellowing. I use hard as hull when I need cement, which is rarely anymore. I prefer a double whip. The only time I use cement is on the heads of my clousers, and over thin skin and UV knot sense. It takes away the "fingerprints" that sometimes appear on Knot sense if you don't dry it completely.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
I use Sally H.'s a lot. However, I apply it with toothpicks (round). Gives me much more control. I also use one of my used syringes to inject it into the base of parachute posts. One syringe full will last me for a tying session before it gums up to much to get thru the needle.


dude - just cut away 1/2 the bristles and you will have plenty of control (wipe off the brush with a tissue first) and you can ditch the toothpicks - Greg


Hi Greg - I've tried trimming the bristles before, and still like the toothpick better; personal preference, I guess. That's one of the nice things about tying, you can use what works best for you and what you feel most comfortable with. With a lot of things in tying, there is no right or wrong. That's the great thing about this site, you can pick up lots of ideas to try out.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...