Part Thirty-four

Applying Head Cement in Tight Places
By George E. Emanuel

Just about all flies patterns call for the application of head cement as the final operation in the tying of a fly.

Sometimes a fly presents challenges to cementing the head, but, by thinking "outside of the box" we can overcome and get cement into some of the tightest of places.

Foam heads on beetles are an excellent example of a hard place to put a "drop" of cement. If you are not very precise with you cement and bodkin, you will end up with cement in places un-intended.

By applying the cement to the half inch or so of thread just above the fly you can by wrapping said thread, apply cement precisely where you want it without creating a mess you don't want.

Try this, I think you will like the results!

If you have any tips or techniques, send them along, most of this material has been stolen from somebody, might as well steal your ideas too!~ George E. Emanuel (Chat Room Host Muddler)

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