Here we are, finally, Part 4 of our 4-part cement review.
How could I have known, back in 1963, that one simple bottle of glue from Herter’s would evolve to this wide assortment of products that are available to the ordinary fly tyer?
Not possible. Of course, that was a time when my family had one telephone, a black rotary corded phone with a phone number I still remember to this day.
As promised, this part of our post is simply a recap of the conversational review of these adhesive and finishing products – minus the wisdom.
The first chart will summarize traditional fly tying cements and UV resins (minus the Solarez products).
The second chart will summarize the Solarez products offered specifically to Fly Tyers.
For many tyers, these two tables are worth saving or copying to your computer and printing out to save in a folder or 3 ring binder at the side of your fly bench.
From our vantage point here in spring of 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, I wish you all health and safety in your fly tying dens, basements, garages, attics, and wherever you are when you tie. May we all soon be fishing.
Jay Nicholas, late April, 2020
Traditional fly tying cements – Graphic Overview
Solarez UV Resins– Graphic Overview
Thank you. May your fly tying be ever joyous.