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sinc 04-20-2012 09:31 PM

dressing
 
Has anyone tried volume dressing for flies instead of the little bottles? There is a water-based ScotchGuard available that comes in a big bottle. It seems that one could soak flies in it and dry them for good waterproofing. The bottle would last for years, and soaking flies in a small container like a teacup would make waterproofing easier. Has anyone tried this?

silver creek 04-21-2012 12:11 PM

Re: dressing
 
I personally use the old formula of Scotchguard in the GREEN can. It works, I cannot speak for the new RED can formula.

Others have said that the the silicone waterproofing for tents works.

I spray the Scotchguard into a glass jar with a cap like the gourmet mustard or fruit preserves you get at high end restaurants. They are just the right size. Dip fly in, shake, and allow to dry.

jaybo41 04-26-2012 02:44 PM

Re: dressing
 
Though not the same application, Tiemco Dry Magic works wonders.

Rip Tide 04-26-2012 04:21 PM

Re: dressing
 
I've used Rain-X.
IMO It works better on dry flies than it does on car windshields :rolleyes:

mcnerney 04-26-2012 05:14 PM

Re: dressing
 
Here is dry fly floatant for the DIY types: DrLogik - Casual Research on Fly Floatants/Dressings and their History


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