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John Dunn
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Re: head cement

Post by John Dunn » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:23 am

Hi Everyone
On fresh water flies I just use wax on about the last two inches of silk. On salt flies I use a product called Hard as Hull.


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Re: head cement

Post by Silver Doctor » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:33 pm

I've been using Minwax Polycrylic for most applications as it has no smell, is water based and not much shine, more of a natural look. For heads with more gloss I use salleys.
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Re: head cement

Post by idryfly » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:36 am

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Re: head cement

Post by drlogik » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:37 pm

Head cement has been kind of an interest of mine for a good while. I have all kinds. I prefer Pro Lak on most of my flies but also use Fly Tite sometimes.

I did a bit of casual research a couple of years ago on head cements. Might check this out:
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Re: head cement

Post by Old Hat » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:23 am

Most of mine are waxed thread with a whip finish. But for donations, swaps, etc. I'll use just a dab of griffith's thin.
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