Hard As Hull Head Cement
Hard As Hull is the fly tiers choice for super strong head cements. Hard As Hull is offered in two formulations to best suit every fly tying application. Both formulations feature an applicator brush built into the cap for added convenience. 1/2 oz bottle.
- Original - An all-around head cement that will leave a hard and clear finish. Adding an additional coat will leave a glossy finish to your fly heads.
- Penetrator - Penetrates deep into the threads to lock your fly tying materials in place. Won' add bulk or change the surface appearance of your fly.
- Thinner - Useful in thinning out and increasing the life of your Hard As Hull head cements.
I've been using the "Penetrator" form of Hard As Hull for years. I've found it to be the perfect consistency for soaking into the thread to finish off my flies. Occasionally it will get a little thick, so I'll add some Thinner to it, but this is rare. Truly one of those must-haves at the fly bench.
This is great head cement. I use two coats and it is hard as hell. If u want a big build up use another coat. Very glossy. Great stuff!
This hard as hull head cement is pretty similar, if not identical, to a certain someone's nail protector polish. Nonetheless, it applies very easily and comes ready-to-use out of the attractive bottle. A single coat will soak right into your threads/lead/material and make a solid, secure connection. Multiple coats will rather quickly build up a larger head. Dry-time is decent enough...a few minutes for a liberal coating. The applicator is a bit large for smaller flies, but nothing a bodkin can't fix. A single bottle will last for a great many flies. I give it a thumbs up.
Hard as Hull is the best head cement that I've used. Dry's fast and is not too thin. I use the original formula for saltwater and salmon flies for added durability and the penetrator is great for tying trout flies to keep things locked in place. Great stuff!