A spill-proof head cement holder can be made by
drilling a 1 1/2-inch hole into a 5-inch piece of
2 X 6-inch lumber.
To make a head cement applicators that can be
adjusted to pick up the same-size drop each time,
push a piece of spinner-making wire through a
wine cork. As the head cement gets lower in the
bottle, push a little more wire through the cork.
Different thicknesses of wire can be used to make
a set of small-, medium- and large-size applicators.
When not in use, keep the original cap on the bottle.
Credits: This tip is one of many by Henry Hoffman
in the new book, Northwest fly patterns & tying
guide, by the Rainland Fly Casters, published
by Frank Amato Publications.
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