Tying flies is not for every one. Lots of people get started thinking they will save lots of money tying their own, and that maybe true. Many find out after spending a boat load of cash, that it’s just not worth the hassle. If you choose to tie your own, start small, practice, and watch lots of videos – they can really help shorten the learning curve.
That being said, if you do tie your own, and use super glue, I highly recommend “Locktite Ultra Gel Control”. This stuff is awesome! I had a bottle open for over a year, and it didn’t dry out or evaporate like the small tubes do. I finally used the last of it tying VIP poppers, and it was flowing and viscous right up until the end.
Until next time, happy tying and tight lines!