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Old 03-16-2009, 11:37 AM
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Default How Do You Get Flies To Look "Like New" Again?

Hey y'all,

After fishing, using streamers this weekend, I noticed that they all look like they are still wet and all matted together. After I rinse them off when I get back home, I dry them with a towel, but they never do look even close to as good as they did before I used them.
I hope that at least a couple people know what I'm talking about... I don't know how to describe it. lol

How do you get the feathers and all the material spread out again, all dried out, and make it not look like a clumped together mess.
I'm pretty anal retentive about my stuff, but if there isn't anything that I can do, I guess I will have to just get over it. haha.

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Default Re: How Do You Get Flies To Look "Like New" Again?

Hookem,

You can boil water in a tea pot and while holding flies with forceps steam them in the stream of vapor coming from the spout. This works very well.

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Default Re: How Do You Get Flies To Look "Like New" Again?

Doesn't matter what they look like in the box, it's what they look like in the water that counts.
I actually prefer them to be matted in the box; makes it easier to pluck one out without inadvertently grabbing marabou from three others.
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You can spend your time steaming them over the teakettle as Hardy says but you have to understand that as soon as they hit the water they will go to a rested shape. If you have kinked or badly bent feathers it might be worth steaming but IMHO it's not necessary........
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