The North American Fly Fishing Forum
Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-02-2008, 03:25 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 51
truchas is on a distinguished road
Default Keeping dry flies afloat

Could anybody suggest tips to keep dry flies "dry" and floating longer?

Thanks,

Truchas.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-02-2008, 07:27 PM
jose's Avatar  
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 177
jose will become famous soon enoughjose will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Keeping dry flies afloat

Mmmm...I think a lot of folks use too much floatant. Also, some people put it on a fly that has been wet already and not yet fully dry, which just seals in the moisture. Here's a link on using paste but I was taught the same thing for any floatant: http://www.orvis.co.uk/detail.asp?su...oup_id=&bhcp=1 I also use a drying powder.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-02-2008, 08:16 PM
GeorgeMcFly's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,368
GeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via AIM to GeorgeMcFly Send a message via Yahoo to GeorgeMcFly
Default Re: Keeping dry flies afloat

i use regular aquel floatant. I have a dry fly patch and dry the fly once it gets wet and then apply a lil floatant to the back of my finger and rub some off that onto the fly. works for me.
__________________
"Hey, you.Get your damn hands off my herl !!!!"

owner of the GL Fishing Forum.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-02-2008, 08:21 PM
FISHN50's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Metuchen, N.J.
Posts: 971
FISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Keeping dry flies afloat

Good Question
I use Loon "AQUEL". Just put a little on your fingers & rub it on a DRY fly & your ready to go. Don't use any floatant on CDC flies. When they start to sink after catching a few fish I carry a small bottle of 90% alcohol to put them in & shake it up. That removes all the fish slime & cleans them up. I have a small chamois patch on my vest & squeeze the fly in that & then false cast it & I'm ready to go...... The alcohol will also work on a non-CDC fly to clean them & I carry a small bottle of dessicant powder that will dry them out before I apply more Aquel. All flies will sink eventually because they will pick up dirt etc. from the water so you have to clean & dress them occasionaly. I used to put "WATERSHED" on flies as I tied them but I don't bother now, Heck at one time I would put a bunch of dry flies I tied in a paper bag & spray them with silicone spray in the bag & let the bag sit until they dried & then put them in a flybox but why bother when the Aquel works well enough.....another thought just hit me , there used to be a
product on the market that we would put in smaller bottles & carry with us. You'ld put the fly in it & shake it up & it would clean & dress the fly all in one step. Great stuff but it went the way of Wonderwax I quess, because I can't find it anymore. The name was FLYClean or something like that & it had a a familiar smell, Something like the old Fels Napta soap. It was great stuff...... Also don't bother with those liquid spray on floatants as you get more in the air then on the fly. The only way to use the pump sprays is to pour it in a bottle, put your fly in it & shake it up.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-02-2008, 08:38 PM
GeorgeMcFly's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,368
GeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via AIM to GeorgeMcFly Send a message via Yahoo to GeorgeMcFly
Default Re: Keeping dry flies afloat

Quote:
Originally Posted by FISHN50 View Post
there used to be a
product on the market that we would put in smaller bottles & carry with us. You'ld put the fly in it & shake it up & it would clean & dress the fly all in one step. Great stuff but it went the way of Wonderwax I quess, because I can't find it anymore..
you talking bout frogs fanny??? its kinda the same. its powder. you can use it on cdc also.
__________________
"Hey, you.Get your damn hands off my herl !!!!"

owner of the GL Fishing Forum.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-02-2008, 09:19 PM
FISHN50's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Metuchen, N.J.
Posts: 971
FISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Keeping dry flies afloat

No, the stuff I was talking about was a liquid & it came in a about 100 ml bottle. Tho bottle was like a "Softex" bottle about 2 inches round & about 3 inches high. It was great stuff. I usually use "Frog's Fanny but I picked up a container of Loons "Top Ride" & it's working OK also
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-02-2008, 09:31 PM
fyshstykr's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Plain City, Utah.
Posts: 4,256
Blog Entries: 1
fyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Keeping dry flies afloat

Fishn50,
You just brought back some ancient memories when you mentioned 'WonderWax', that stuff was awsome. I think I still have my empty bright green container around here somewhere. lol
__________________
John.

*Comments posted above are only my opinion. I may be right....ehhh.....I'm probably wrong. Take 'em for what they're worth.*

http://www.wasatchguideservice.com/

Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 06-02-2008, 09:49 PM
FISHN50's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Metuchen, N.J.
Posts: 971
FISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Keeping dry flies afloat

Quote:
Originally Posted by fyshstykr View Post
Fishn50,
You just brought back some ancient memories when you mentioned 'WonderWax', that stuff was awsome. I think I still have my empty bright green container around here somewhere. lol
Yea it was great stuff. I still have a full container that will last a lifetime. Maybe thats why they don't make it anymore, a container would last 10 years,
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 06-03-2008, 12:09 AM
fyshstykr's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Plain City, Utah.
Posts: 4,256
Blog Entries: 1
fyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Keeping dry flies afloat

I remember hearing something years ago about the original inventor went to prison and that was why it was no longer available(@ a traveling flyfisherman seminar). Don't know if it was really true or not though.

Everytime I see someone that even has a partial tube left I try to buy it from them, needless to say, I still don't have any of it.
__________________
John.

*Comments posted above are only my opinion. I may be right....ehhh.....I'm probably wrong. Take 'em for what they're worth.*

http://www.wasatchguideservice.com/

Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 06-03-2008, 12:43 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 247
FlyRichardFly will become famous soon enoughFlyRichardFly will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Keeping dry flies afloat

Gink works pretty good for me. Cheap, everywhere, and they claim "World's best Dry Fly Dressing" I've never had a prob with trout slime on the dry. If it gets saturated after a couple fish, I just "snap" a couple false casts with my fast action rod.
Now you got me all excited about the drys and trout. A couple of my local streams were restocked last week and will be again this Thursday.
I'll leave the rockbass alone for a while and get my 3wt ready for tomorrow.
__________________

"People are crazy, times are strange"
"I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range"
"I used to care, but things have changed"
- Dylan
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LL Bean, Kudos and New Double L review GRN Fly Rods 1 02-20-2008 12:22 PM
Gold Cup fly rod from Bass Pro Flyrodder Fly Rods 1 01-11-2008 08:08 AM
Ever had : "Never had a bite" tie one on General Discussion 7 07-10-2007 03:34 PM
Hollister, California Fly Fisherman Patrick Marshall Member Introductions 1 06-15-2007 03:15 PM
Arkansas River Report 6/17/05 - Salida, Colorado Fish Bones Rocky Mountain Range 1 06-21-2005 07:58 AM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.