Re: Pre-applying floatant
I've done both the things that Frank mentioned, "Hydrostop" from Loon Outdoors is very good.
Also have some "Water Shed" sitting on the bench to try, been sitting there about 3 yrs, I suppose I ought to try it eh.
Another thing I was taught years ago by my Mentor was to give all your dry flies a dusting of silicone or Scotch guard when you get all done tying them up.
"I've never missed a Steelhead by waiting too long. It's true, but I've missed plenty trying to set the hook too quickly." Dec Hogan 'A Passion For Steelhead'