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Old 08-12-2013, 11:20 PM
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Default Griffs Thin Head Cement

Whats up with Griffs Thin? Can't find it anywhere. I did a forum search. No results. None online. Not in catalogs. I've been away from the tying bench for awhile so I know I'm out of the loop.
If Griffs Thin is no longer available what are those that liked it now using?
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:09 AM
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Default Re: Griffs Thin Head Cement

i heard its no longer available or hasn't been for quite a while now.

substitute plain old lacquer from the big box hardware store, loon hard as hull etc

if using a whip finish, some tyers say no head cement is required

grifs thin was one of my favorites as well followed by the old pharmacists formula/black duck head cement.
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Default Re: Griffs Thin Head Cement

Is head cement the same as laquer, cause boy that would be a money saver? Fly fishing is funny in that the word alone, just like the word marine grade, has the magical power to quadruple the price of anything its applied to.
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Default Re: Griffs Thin Head Cement

I used Griff's Thin and Thick cements for a number of years. Good stuff but not magic. Thin down some Sally's if you want a cement that penetrates quickly. Or try some polyurethane varnish if you have a can on hand.

Unfortunately, I can't blend hardware store products into Pharmacist Formula. In my experience, if there ever was a magic lacquer for tying, that was it. Never got ahold of Black Duck.
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I used Griff's Thin and Thick cements for a number of years. Good stuff but not magic. Thin down some Sally's if you want a cement that penetrates quickly. Or try some polyurethane varnish if you have a can on hand.

Unfortunately, I can't blend hardware store products into Pharmacist Formula. In my experience, if there ever was a magic lacquer for tying, that was it. Never got ahold of Black Duck.
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And Sally's is thinned with Acetone, right?

Thanks for the tip on the Polyurethane.
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