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Re: [Dryrod] Bamboo & Pflueger In reply to
Dryrod, you won't (or at least shouldn't) have that problem with the high-end stuff. I never did when I was using good head cement. But that low-end stuff must be a different formula, and you can practically watch it thicken in a sealed jar.

Everybody has to make their own gear decisions. For me, the clear nailpolish does what I require. If I need a stronger bond than that, it's time for zap-a-gap or epoxy as the case may be.

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Re: [Brook] Bamboo & Pflueger In reply to
That is why I mention Sally Hansen Hard As Nails. I had purchased a bottle of this stuff years before I started tying. Used it to coat a split nail to prevent it from traveling. Don't you just hate it when your nail catches on everything? I also use Pro Epoxy purchased from Home Depot. Mix the quantity desired from two separate tubes. Lasts for ever permitting it to be used on tying flies and house hold chores. BTW buy cheap & get cheap results.




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Re: [Dryrod] Bamboo & Pflueger In reply to
I dont remember the name brand on the stuff that I bought.. but I have had it for a few years now and have not had any gunk up problem.. but I do like the idea of the clear nail polish in a pinch, especially since as ya'll said it is readily available almost anywhere

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Re: [macfly55] Bamboo & Pflueger In reply to
I guess my problem with the head cement is first like Brook said, I had some I watched thicken in a closed bottle.
But, the other thing was, I need to get organized. I do prefer to coat the thread on the last step, which means the jar stays open for awhile depending on how many flies I tie. Pain in the keester tightening the lid on the jar after each fly.
It would make more sense to tie the flies then ad the cement to all of them, but as I said, I coat the thread.
I can leave the SH open for hours or at least slightly open with brush in it and it doesn't change the thickness.
It is what works for my style.



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Re: [flygoddess] Bamboo & Pflueger In reply to
I see your point and agree it could be a real pain in the keester.. but the bottle I use is that little dispenser bottle.. with the limited tying I do I think your idea would work great for me with this applicator bottle.. easy to use.. easy to seal up (no cap to twist on and off)..

I was always under the impression (not sure why) that you used the SH to add that coating and shine to your chrom's.. now I know better.. LOL>.

MacFly




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Re: [macfly55] Bamboo & Pflueger In reply to
I have had the little bottle with the small metal tube in the top. Nice the first couple of days cause it put just a dab where needed. But then came the pin to clean the tube, then the pin gets stuck.
Next came the Jar with a plastic cap and in the middle a needle with a handle. That is probably the coolest, but again the head cement thickened up.
SO, bring on the nail polish, plus, it can multi-taskLaugh



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Re: [flygoddess] Bamboo & Pflueger In reply to
well.. Id only have one task for it but do understand where you are coming from. ..LOL.. but as I said.. with the limited tying I am able to do.. this is fine for me for now.. if I should ever get up to your level of expertise (maybe in three life times :-) ) then I would look for alternatives.. lol..

MacFly Cool




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Hey, FlyGoddess. You been secretly looking over my shoulder all these years? Surely two of us couldn't have had persactly the same experiences with gear. Unsure

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Re: [macfly55] Bamboo & Pflueger In reply to
The way to eliminate the handle with the pin sticking to the exterior of the tube is to wipe any glue residue from the tube just prior to inserting the pin in the tube. The heat from ones fingers cause the glue to expand and gentle ooze out of the tube. Clean it and the tube should give you years of service. I have had mine for over two years and it works just fine like it was designed. Whats the expression "one mans meat is another mans poison".






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