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Old 12-02-2011, 12:40 AM
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I have read that clear nail polish works great as a laquer or head cement, what are you guys using?

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Jimbo, I think most people use Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails. I took the easy way out and just bought some from Orvis as an impulse buy, but I may be transitioning over to the Hard as Nails soon enough.
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Cool, I think that and some non leaded - lead wire is about all I need to finally give my first PT a try.

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I tried to pick up some smaller lead/nonlead wire at Orvis but they were out of the size I needed. My PTs have been chubby as a result. Hopefully the fish target the chubby ones, its more potential meat for effort!
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I'll have to see whats available at our local Sportsmans Warehouse, but hey with the size of some of the fish you've caught lately fat is probablu ok.

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I use both.
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Definately not one of the folks that use any sort of nail polish on my heads. Cellire Clear Varnish only. Excellent thread penetration. Three coats, perfect finish.
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I use Hard as Nails. It's a little on the thick side so I apply it to the thread right before I whip finish. I think it penatrates because the thread pushes it down into the wrap and it doesn't get all over the hackle.
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Jimbo, I think most people use Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails. I took the easy way out and just bought some from Orvis as an impulse buy, but I may be transitioning over to the Hard as Nails soon enough.
People use the Sally Hansen's because that's what everyone else uses. There's not a lot of difference between brands. All will work. The stuff I have now is called Lacura but I've used Revlon and a couple of others..... whatever I find on sale at the discount store.
Sometimes I'll use varnish or thinned Goop, but I'm much more likely to use Krazy Glue brand CA. That's the stuff i go through the most.
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I'm a fan of SHHAN. I trimmed the brush down a bit so I can better pinpoint the application. I got tired of my head cement drying up on me. I've had the same bottle of SHHAN for almost a year, and I'd say I still have half of it, and it's still usable.
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