Video: How to Make a Better Head-Cement Cap


Here’s the latest installment of our series of videos called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video teaches a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource for anyone who sits down at a vise to create a fly.

Tim is always looking for better ways to handle all kinds of fly-tying materials, and this time he turns his attention to head cement. As most tiers know, the cap to a bottle of head cement can pretty quickly become gummed up by dried cement, which is a pain. Tim has found a solution in his refrigerator, and I think you’ll agree that it’s ingenious.

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