Floatant whats the best

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  1. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny Summer is over but I'm still fishing!!

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    So just wanting to see what ppl out there felt the best floatant on the market is right now for fry flies??? I have heard gink, lochsa, SA floatant. Its time to get some new stuff and wanted to see what ppl feel is the best. So tell me what you think
     
  2. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Fly-agra works for me as long as you don't mind a small oil slick on the first time it hits water (I just drop it on the water real quick before my first cast).

    Cheap as hell too
     
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  3. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny Summer is over but I'm still fishing!!

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    does it seem to last long and where do you get it at?
     
  4. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    It lasts a good bit of time, I never seem to have to reapply it unless I'm constantly swinging the fly thru riffles so it gets wet. Tie the fly on, dunk it in the bottle, remove it, air dry it for a second (I usually just false cast about 8 times to "dry" it off) and its good to go!

    I got it as a gift, and im 90% sure the person who bought it for me got it at cabelas altho I COULD be wrong on that (he got me a fly vest filled with tippet, nippers, floatant, etc...everything cabelas brand except the floatant).
     
  5. Vaseline big ass thing 2.95
     
  6. RogueBum

    RogueBum Spey casting for Steelies year round

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    loon works pretty well for me
     
  7. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny Summer is over but I'm still fishing!!

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    Which loon do you use there are a few different kinds that are for drys?
     
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    This is an old time concoction with some history, and it works.
    Mix some white gas with paraffin and keep it in a little bottle that you can dunk the fly in. False cast to dry your offering, and cast away.
    Just stay away from the campfire with the stuff and you'll be cool...
     
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  10. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    That new hydroponic spray looks interesting. Moldy chum posted a review on it a week or so ago.

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    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    It's called never wet.

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    I have been using loon top ride the past 3 years and love it. I get great floats and it last a long time however I have yet to find anything that will make it past fish slime
     
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    mucilin and lighter fluid, or you can just buy some fly-agra, pretty sure that's what it is....works great
     
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    astrofisher Clear Skies

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    Loon Aquel or Gehrke's Gink
     
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    The Duke Been around

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    Loon Lochsa is my latest floatant. I thought that Loon Aquel was good, but this stuff is amazing. No oil slick, and the flies float like corks.
     
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