I use one of these applicator bottles for head cement: CLICK HERE
I bought a few at least two years ago, but the first bottle is holding up well.
We were at an Orvis shop last week, and they had a Whiting Silver saddle
in brown. The price was $48 (Orvis SKU), so it must have been NOS. It ties
really well*, and the prices for Whiting are much higher now.
Today's snafu must was tying perfect parachute Adams, only to have the
second hackle break and come unwound.....three times! I must have taken
too many vitamins.
*The hackle that broke was from a Whiting 100 pack, not the saddle patch.
I bought a bunch of 100's a year ago, and they seem much more brittle now.
Live and learn.......