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Old 06-04-2007, 04:19 PM
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I am humbled to share experience with the likes of Doug and Davy. Knowing the approach both men have to fly fishing, I would like to suggest they look into a product called "303 Protectant." 303, developed for the aerospace industry, is polymer based, contain no petroleum products, anti-static, greaseless, a slick lasting lubricant, and a UV and ozone protectant. Here is a quote from 303's web page:

303 Aerospace Protectant and Fly Fishing & Orvis
Orvis - "America's Oldest Mail Order Company - Since 1856", is the premier supplier of quality fly fishing equipment and supplies to enthusiasts around the world.
The 303 sales department originally approached Orvis about selling 303 Aerospace Protectant for waders...after all, wasn't 303 the most powerful longest-lasting protector for rubber? Orvis had their own ideas. They tested it on fly line and came back with the fact that 303 Aerospace Protectant is flat-out, hands-down, no-contest, absolutely-the-best fly line dressing anybody had ever seen. And since 1987 Orvis has sold 303 Aerospace Protectant for that, a fly line dressing that among other reasons to use it "...adds 10 to 30 feet to your casts without additional effort..."
This has to do with repellency, penetrating and bonding to a surface in such a way that reduces the drag co-efficient to next to zero. Waterproofs and too incredibly smooth for anything to stick.

I personally have used 303 for years with terrific results. Many outlets have requested 303 to package it under their house brand and 303 refuses to do so to protect their own brand identity. Their "303 Fabric Guard" is vastly superior to Scotch Guard. Check out their product line at: 303 Products - World's Leading Automotive Care Products
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:56 PM
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TM,

that is some excellent insight on 303. we sell it to the yachties, they use it for cleaning their inflatables, shore power cords and fenders. didnt know that it had an application in fly fishing. i will have to give it a go.
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If you would like to try the 303 product there is a 2oz sample in their product sampler kit available at 303 Products Inc.: Free Samples for a $5 postage & handling fee. There are several other neat products also included.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:52 PM
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I was told a popular treatment was rain-x or Armor All. ... Does anyone have any experience using these products. I usually use the Sci- Angler Pads & Glide & am happy with that but I keep on hearing that these work & are easier to apply.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:26 PM
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Use 303 on your kickboats, floattubes, but if you're going to clean your lines, mild soapy water and use Zipcast or if you have Rio lines the "Agent X" line dressing. I'd stay away from ArmorAll. Why tempt fate. Use what the line manufacturer suggests.
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I have heard this discussion on the use of Armol All, and some will use it some will not. I have used it for years and have had good results with no damage. I have asked Cortland and they have no problem with it's use but that was 4 years ago so who knows now!
I am always on the search at yard sales and old tackle for the red can of Mucilin. I use it to dress my salmon bombers and bass bugs after tieing and before going into box for use. I melt the Musilin in the can and pour it into naptha gas. I liter gas 1 can Musilin. Pour the Musilin into the gas and put into air tight container. After tieing a batch I drop them into the solution, remove and let dry. They float for along time and saves on Gink on the clipped deer hair patterns. Works for me!
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Yeah Mojo.. I just heard about Armor all & Rain x & figured I'd throw it out there to see if any one has tried it & if it actually works or damages lines..I'm with you, if I pay $50.00+for a flyline I'll use what The Manu. suggests & not take chances on screwing it up.
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Yeah Mojo.. I just heard about Armor all & Rain x & figured I'd throw it out there to see if any one has tried it & if it actually works or damages lines..I'm with you, if I pay $50.00+for a flyline I'll use what The Manu. suggests & not take chances on screwing it up.
$50 would be nice. Rio lines are $70 now.
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My buddy shelled out $ 100.00 bucks for a sharkskin line , used it twice & ran back to the store to return it.. You definitely don't always get what you pay for, They have to include the promotion & advertising fees in the price so you'l try something new. I tried the Sue Burgess "Ridged line because it was new & the advertising grabbed me. It's decent line but I don't think the difference is tremendous. I'll keep it but next line will I'll be going back to 444. While we're on the line subject How long does your flyline last ???? I usually only get 2 years out of a line but I fish often.
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My buddy shelled out $ 100.00 bucks for a sharkskin line , used it twice & ran back to the store to return it.. You definitely don't always get what you pay for, They have to include the promotion & advertising fees in the price so you'l try something new. I tried the Sue Burgess "Ridged line because it was new & the advertising grabbed me. It's decent line but I don't think the difference is tremendous. I'll keep it but next line will I'll be going back to 444. While we're on the line subject How long does your flyline last ???? I usually only get 2 years out of a line but I fish often.
I shelled out a Benjamin for Sharkskin. I figure I'll be shelling out another $300 for a 3,4 and 6w Sharkskin, I like them so much. I haven't heard too many stories about people taking back Sharkskin though. For this year, SA has the GPX, The Ultimate Trout Taper (in WF and DT) and a Magnum for fast rods, and I think a Steelhead line for fresh water.
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