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BlueRaiderFan
05-11-2009, 06:50 PM
I'v had problems in the past with my midges and dries coming unravelled. The dries after one strike and the midges after a few trips to the river. I've started using zap a gap on both of them. I use it all over the midge. Anyone tried this? Does it help?

flyred06
05-11-2009, 07:39 PM
I think it is the best stuff around. I tie alot of poppers, foam flies and clousers. I always use it. I use to use head cement but found out about this stuff and use it on every fly I tie and keep some in your vest for knots and quick repairs.

David Knapp
05-11-2009, 08:58 PM
I coat my midges with Dave's Flexament and it really seems to help them hold up longer. Haven't tried Zap a Gap though...

BlueRaiderFan
05-11-2009, 10:19 PM
Thanks for the response guys. I'll try it for a season and see what happens. I still use head cement, but only as a base before I lay on my base of thread.

jarrod white
05-12-2009, 03:04 AM
I like Loon Hard Head in clear, and it seems to improve fly life ten fold.

Carolina Boy
05-12-2009, 08:20 AM
Hard as Hull is pretty good too, been using it on oh about 200 bonefish flies for this coming June!

silvercreek
05-12-2009, 08:35 AM
I've used super glue for years over the bodies of quill flies in preference to head cement. For herl flies, I lay a foundation of head cement and let it dry slightly before wrapping the herl. Super glue over the quill tremendously increases the drurability of the fly.

BlueRaiderFan
05-12-2009, 05:30 PM
I'll check em all out.