Fly Tying Materials
Get 3% BackLearn about our
Frequent FLY-er rewards program.
A water-based, thick polyurethane head cement for building hard, colorful glossy heads and bodies on your favorite fly patterns. This one part formula is non-toxic, odor-free and replaces messy epoxies or solvent-based laquers in many applications. Featured in saltwater patterns developed by Joe Branham. 1 oz. bottle with applicator brush. Loon Fluorescing Hard Head performs just like Hard Head Clear, and takes the UV light that is available underwater and reflects it as a color more visible to fish.
Pearlescent colors have sparkle in the cement for a soft reflective finish. The Phosphorescent cement glows in the dark.
Average Customer Rating: (11 Reviews) Write Review
Expected more for the price
Reviewer: A viewer from Long Lake, NY US
To call it a substitute for epoxy is a bit of a stretch. I find it the same as the favored nail polish. Still requires at least a couple of coats and looks exactly the same. Epoxy is $2.50 cheaper and in my opinion the best way to go if you want a nice strong finish.
Great Glue/Bad Brush
Reviewer: A viewer from Ithaca, NY US
I dilute Hard Head with one third thinner and use it for the all heavy duty jobs - streamer heads, clousers, etc. It works great, but the new jars have a brush with a stem that is too long and it jams the brush fibers into the bottom of the jar.
Reviewer: A viewer from MACGREGOR, QUEENSLAND AU
This is a very good product. Not only being able is it a water-based product where you don't get those chemical fumes dissipating everywhere, it gives a very nice finish on the heads of your flies. All you have to do is either use the brush applicator that comes with the product or use a needle to apply it onto the fly head for a great finish.
Reviewer: A viewer from Michigan
Got a bottle free from a promotion. I'm glad I never bought this because for my needs any cheap nail polish does the trick. Lots of people say SHHAN is better because it's cheaper, but they don't realize you get half the amount for about half the price, unless I'm going crazy and don't see the cheaper bottles of Sally's. I can see this being great for painting poppers or just clear coating them, but as far as head cement I can't justify the price.
Builds up great Shiny heads and bodies
Reviewer: A viewer from Ocala, FL US
This stuff is a great alternative to epoxy for making nice, shiny heads and bodies. Just build up a couple of layers and you're good to go. If it thickens up in the bottle just add a couple of drops of tap water and it thins right out.