A very popular topic of messages or emails in the last few weeks has been what glue or resin is the best for coating flies? A lot of this is personal preference, and here is mine.
Zap-a-Gap brushable super glue is, in my opinion, the end all be all glue for making your flies last. I have tried just about every UV resin or glue in the fly tying world and have had a good experience with most, but I can’t say any were noticeably better than Zap-a-Gap.
Varnish or head cement might makes flies look nice upon application, but I haven’t found them to provide any lasting durability. Zap-a-Gap is cheap (roughly $8) and has a very soft brush that won’t fray your threads. Next time you’ve got an extra ten burning a hole in your wallet pick up a bottle of brushable Zap-a-Gap!
Before you get the wrong idea, this is absolutely not a paid post, I just think brushable Zap-a-Gap is a great product for making your flies last as long as possible! To drop us a comment or message click right here.