Floatant whats the best

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  1. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong Active Member

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    I remember those little "hour glass" bottles of floatant too, Jim.

    I do think you are correct that it was Garcia.

    I wonder what it was they put in there.
     
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  4. Brian Miller

    Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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    This stuff works significantly better than the Loon product and whatever my Yakima guide was using recently. Close the cap on the bottle, use some of the excess wax on the fly to coat the tippet, swing the fly around in a small circle for a few seconds and the white gas is pretty much evaporated.

    Finally, I keep a rubber band girth-hitched to my lanyard & chest pack as a fly dryer. Hook the fly on the rubber band, hold the tippet snug, stretch the rubber band with the other hand a little and flick. The excess wax is gone and/or the fly is instantly dry. I'll bet if $imms knew about it they would sell you one for $50.
     
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  5. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith DBA BozoKlown406

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    I used to use Aquel, and it's great stuff. But I just switched to Kingfisher Fly Shop's Gink, because they will refill my bottle for $1.00. It works almost as good as Aquel (just like Gink!).
     
  6. Mike Munro

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    Three quick false casts. (Okay, and then every now and then a dab of Loon.)
     
  7. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Sure you're not thinking of Moose Drool?

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  8. Old Man

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    No. But a good cool one now and then might take the edge off.

    "Moose Snot" is something I can only find at one fly shop here in Dillon.
     
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  9. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    On a related note, I ran across this vid of a nifty fly drying technique.

    Too expensive for some I suppose.
     
  10. Eric Denny

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

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    Just a question do you speak spanish? I mean I was able to watch the video and figure everything out but I was wondering how you ever found this to begin with if you don't speak spanish? It just had me thinking of how much else we miss do to language barrier's when it comes to the sport we love, But GREAT Video I wish I would have seen this before I spend money on a due dad to try and dry my flies this looks like it will work just as good and would cost a hole lot less.
     
  11. Lex Story

    Lex Story Angler, Gastronomist, Artist, Jarhead, Geek

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    This has been making the rounds as of late so my apologies if you are seeing this for the second or third time.

     
  12. Eric Denny

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

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    So any one besides the guy in the video give it a shot? It looked like it was ok bit what is the price difference in the two methods? Because the gink didn't look bad in the test. So if one costed half the price it would be the choice.
     
  13. Lex Story

    Lex Story Angler, Gastronomist, Artist, Jarhead, Geek

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    I've been applying to my fly materials. You can purchase it at Home Depot for about $20. One kit can treat approx 15 sq ft. Works very well from what I've experienced so far. I never need to dry my flies afterward.
     
  14. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I have no trouble changing flies when one get to where it doesn't float anymore. To me it's a bother but doable.
     
  15. David Loy

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    I can count to ten, order a beer and cuss a bit, so yes, I am fluent. I like donkey shows and this just popped up.
     
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