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Super glue and saltwater

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James9118
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Re: Super glue and saltwater

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Post by James9118 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:11 am

Lou Bruno wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:30 am
James
So is using super glue a waste?
Any alternative?
Loi
I still use it, so I don't think I'm wasting my time. When I'm feeling particularly frugal I recycle flies that I've retired because they've come apart (after being chewed by lots of fish obviously :D ). When I strip the remaining materials down to the glued bits I still find there's a lot of strength left and the glue has to be chipped off. I couldn't tell you the age or exposure (to saltwater) of these flies though - with bonefish I tend to leave the same fly on until it gets wrecked - this could happen in 1 day or a couple of days (or it could go back in the box if it's been rejected and I have changed pattern).

Cheers, James

Lou Bruno
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Re: Super glue and saltwater

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Post by Lou Bruno » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:42 am

James
I do and find the same thing.
Thanks
Lou

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Re: Super glue and saltwater

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Post by Lou Bruno » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:48 am

Paul
I like your idea too. I've used a mono loop and single strand of mono puncturing the strip. Also using additional thread wraps at the tie in point....like tying a parachute style fly. Eliminating the need for mono or extra thread wraps would be beneficial.
Thanks
Lou

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Re: Super glue and saltwater

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Post by George C » Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:47 pm

It has been standard practice for decades to use superglue for crease flies. It works fine and that glue joint is stressed more than most other connections made in fly tying.

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