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FlytyerinpaFebruary 23rd, 2017, 12:58 pm
Pottsville Pa

Posts: 45
I've been hearing a lot about UV cement, head cement etc, I know its been out for a while, but I've never used any of it. So my question is, is it any good ? or is it just another hype to sell something new, when you hit it with light does it get rock hard ? or semi hard?
WbranchFebruary 23rd, 2017, 3:45 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2730
Yes, it is fantastic! It gives me the nicest fly heads I've ever achieved in just one step. I'm fussy about how my heads look on streamers and I used to apply no less than two and often three coats of medium viscosity head cement so when I was done the head would look very smooth add there would be no visual evidence of the thread wraps.

Now I apply a couple of tiny drops of UV resin and zap it with a Loon UV light and in no more than 10 seconds I have a perfectly shaped and hard head.

Here is a link to a good starter kit. My starter kit cam with two cartridges of UV resin and the UV light. When you run out of resin you can buy a 1 ounce tube of Loon Knot Sense and remove the front end of the Bondic cartridge and fill it up with the Knot Sense and you are good to go again.

http://notaglue.com/

The head on this streamer was completed with one application of the Bondic UV material.

Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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