Fly Head Cement with Applicator Bottle
I was recommended this product by a friend who has been tying flies for decades. He suggested it in lieu of using the 'open jar and dubbing needle' method of applying glue. The cap keeps the needle clean and unclogged, and it's very effective in keeping the cement under control, and makes it much easier to apply it right where it's needed. Sometimes you can get a little too much cement if you squeeze the bottle too hard - I blame that on my own 'user error!' It will take a little practice, but it works nicely and seals knots well. A good product for both beginners and advanced fly tyers.
May 5, 2008
More time spent cleaning...
I have had lousy luck with this product. On the first application, I used a drop (light squeeze), and then the nozzle kept dripping when it was sitting on the table.
After that initial use, The nozzle consistently was clogged and would have to be cleaned at EVERY use - which required me to remove the cap and clean it with the included needle from both sides. Even then, the nozzle would just clog... I spent more time trying to clean the nozzle than I did tying.
The glue was even gummy as if it was flexament. Save money, either buy a different brand or use the needle/bodkin method.
July 16, 2009
No DRIP Tip
I have been using this myself with good resluts.
I had suffered thru the continus dripping too, until a friend told me about how to stop the drips..
If you will give the bottle a little squeeze when you pick it up, expelling a little air, then apply your glue, and then let go, the extra vacuum in the bottle will pull the glue from the needle applicator, and stop it from dripping.
March 16, 2011
Very good quality cement, holds well. Only disadvantage is it has a tendency to drip, which can be easily avoided by squeezing some air out of the bottle before turning it up and applying it to the fly.
April 5, 2012