Video: Understanding Fly-Tying Adhesives


A few months ago, we launched a new series of videos called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video will teach 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.

There are many different kinds of glues and adhesives on the market, but here Tim breaks down the three main categories: head cement, superglue (a.k.a. CA glue), and UV-cure resin. Each serves a specific function and works best in certain situations, which are explained here. Knowing which to use and when will make you a better fly tier.

2 thoughts on “Video: Understanding Fly-Tying Adhesives”

  1. So where does Loon Hard Head fit in? It’s not really head cement as it provides bulk, but doesn’t dry like crazy glue. Great stuff, thanks!

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