Originally Posted by Jackster
The green tin of Mucilin is silicone based, is this what you used or the red?
Jackster raises an important point. One should never use any silicon based line treatment when that line is used on a bamboo rod. Silicone is very difficult to remove and refinishing the rod will be a horror show. The rod coating will bead rather than coat. So use the Red Mucilin with bamboo.
I also recommend not using Armor All or any of the auto dashboard treatments. Use products specifically designed for fly line.
Modern fly lines are self lubricating but they do get dirty, Soap and water will clean off the dirt.
Older fly lines do need line treatments. I still use some 333's and 444's that do better with Russ Peak's line dressing, Sci Anglers line dressing, and Zipcast.