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I decided to start tying flies again after a long hiatus. My first attempt was a gold and black bendback. The first couple were pretty awful, but the third one came put pretty nice, but when the head cement dried, it was a powdery white instead of clear. Any idea what could cause that? And can I fix it by putting on another coat of a different cement, or can I just color it black (the intended color) with a sharpie marker?
 

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Probably just a bad batch. I think quality control is lacking at some of the companies who make tying chemicals. I bet 15% of head cement I buy is crap.
 

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Odd..If I accidentally get supper glue on stick on eyes, I use head cement to clear up that powdered white stuff.
 

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Usually with super glues the powdery white is caused by the moisture on your skin or putting it in water to soon to test it, from my mileage. Sally’s or some sort of overcoat will usually fix it.
 
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