"Veniards clear varnish is fine and cheap.
A drop on the tip of a needle will be enough to secure the finish.
You can get all fussy and make a nice shiny smooth head with a few coats, but this doesn't really mean it's better."
"Genetic is the best for all flies. Worth spending money on. The feather quality is much better and there are a lot more useful feathers. Only the small feathers near the top of Chinese and Indian capes are useful.
Use cock necks…"