Bill,wsbailey wrote:... After consuming pounds of materials trying every wax recipe in angling literature I have found this to be basically true. In order to produce an effective wax I had to think outside the box and come up with my own recipe. This is tying wax which sticks the thread tightly to the hook and makes a very durable fly. It also adds friction which helps materials stay put. It isn't what we think of as a dubbing wax which is sticky at room temperature and doesn't harden significantly.
Is it you or Halford talking here? I suppose it is you, since I don't think Halford was out of a box on his own (might be mistaken about that). If it's you - what kind of wax is it? Mike speaks of "finger wax" and you call this "tying wax" and then we have dubbing wax...
more curious than confused