Fishing Fly tying

Fly tying: Super glue maintenance

I’ve never been a big fan of super glue in my fly tying, and not because it doesn’t work—it most definitely does. I don’t like it because, after a few uses, the bottle seizes up and I invariably end up wasting much of the product inside because it simply becomes too much of a pain to use efficiently. In fighting with a glued-on bottle camp, I almost always end up with super glue on my fingers.


But I might be changing my tune. Above, Tim Flagler demonstrates a simple solution to keeping your bottle of super glue, regardless of the brand you choose, in great shape and openin and closing generally at will. The trick? Dubbing wax.


— Chris Hunt

By Chris Hunt.