Balsa USA Gold CA Glue?
Posted April 11 2003 - 04:45 PM
Posted April 11 2003 - 07:13 PM
A friend recently recommended the loc-tite gel formula ca glue as an alternative.
I have not tried it yet, but he says it's good stuff and is readily available in hardware/auto parts stores.
Posted April 11 2003 - 08:28 PM
zap a gap is just as good if not better for crease flies and whatever else you can use it for. for crease flies i would suggest useing zip kicker with any ca glue to insure quick adhesion and a perfect fit. maby Buzzi will chime in on this one he tought me how to tie crease flies and does some beautiful work. sometimes the zap a gap aplicater tube gets clogged but jamming a bodkin in there makes quick work of the clog other than that i have a 2 year old bottle that is still in working order.
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Posted April 11 2003 - 08:29 PM
The "gold" formula is a very pure and sensitive CA glue. Be it Balsa or Bob Smith Industries it's the same kind of formula. One of the reasons it works so well with Crease Flies is you do not need to use Zip Kicker with it. It will not last as long as the regular CA glues formulas. That said I have a bottle of Balsa on my bench that has been there since January. It is open and used but capped. It is still in perfect shape. I think your shop needs to check it's supply, they might have a bad batch.
Posted April 11 2003 - 10:12 PM
Posted April 14 2003 - 08:22 PM
I make a lot of crease flies and developed a much faster and simpler way of attaching foam. After the tail is on the hook. I test fit my foam body to my hook before I touch the CA glue. I brush some kicker on the hook shank and some further back into the tail material where the foam will go. The extra will help prevent the CA from moving back into the tail and making the tail hard as a rock and worthless. I try not to spray kicker because it gets all over the place. Put it in an empty nail polish bottle and it works fine. Once the kicker is on, I put some CA on the inside bottom seam and fold it together to get the CA on the other inside bottom edge of the foam. Now I position it over the hook and put it on the hook. The CA and the kicker make the foam attach to the hook instantly. No mess, no glue on the foam, no glue up in the tail and your fingers are not glued together. If the foam is not completely attached, turn the fly over and put a drop in the gap and squeeze. I like to let the foam extend a little long and then do a final trim with a double edge razor (not single)
Brad W. Buzzi
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Posted April 16 2003 - 06:28 PM
Posted April 17 2003 - 08:02 AM
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Posted April 17 2003 - 05:52 PM
Try a local hobbie shop. You might get better results than the fly shop. Better turn over of product.
Posted April 18 2003 - 08:11 AM