35th Wffc Bih 2015

World Fly Fishing Championship 2019

Fly Tying Tips & Techniques : Using Glue & Paint in Fly Tying

Fly Tying Tips & Techniques : Using Glue & Paint in Fly Tying


ALVIN DEDEUX: Okay, usually the last thing
you’ll do is either put glue or paint on your fly, whether you’re putting glue on the thread
wraps at the very end to keep them from coming unraveled or you’re actually using some paint
to paint the fly if you’re using a hard-bodied fly that actually gets painted or sometimes,
you might just paint the thread. There’s a lot of different–there’s glues and paints
made specifically for fly fishing. A lot of people will just use regular nail polish or
model paint. Yeah, you just need something that’s going to be waterproof and something
that’s fairly thin. You don’t want a really thick glue especially if you’re using something
to finish off the thread. The glue for the head of the fly, you want it to be fairly
thin, so that it actually penetrates the thread and sort of locks it on the hook. So you don’t
want anything that’s really thick or blobby. The same thing with your paint, you want something
that fairly thin and preferably something pretty quick drying. But one exception being
maybe an epoxy, a two-part epoxy that you put on, and it will take a little bit longer
to dry but it will provide a nice hard coating for the fly whether it’s the body of the fly
or the head that you built up with thread. But glues and paints, lots of different applications,
but definitely something you’ll want to have for tying your flies.

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