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View Poll Results: Favorite Floatant
Liquid in the bottle 12 31.58%
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Powder in the tube 7 18.42%
other (Describe) 4 10.53%
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:18 PM
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I carry 2 with me:

Frog's Fanny for my CDC flies.

Gehrkes Gink for everything else.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:35 PM
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Hy to all,

I like to soak my dry flies in Hydrostop at the bench. The same with yarn indicators. On the water I use Aquel.

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Hy to all,

I like to soak my dry flies in Hydrostop at the bench. The same with yarn indicators. On the water I use Aquel.

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Hi Frank,

Where do you purchase Hydrostop? Sounds like a good idea to me.

Any case on the water i use frogs fanny.

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"On another site they were talking about using " Albolene" make up remover as a paste floatant on furled leaders & flies, It's looks like a thinned down vaseline. I stole a glob of it from the wife but haven't had a chance to test it yet. Has anyone out there tried it"

Well, I finally got around to trying that Alboline as a fly floatant paste & it works as well as anything on the market. I used it to float my furled leader as well. I tried it on some old flyline & it cleaned it up pretty well with no apparent damage to the line. Does any one have any experience with using this stuff???
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Poo Goo (RIO).
Frog's Fanny for CDC.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:06 PM
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"On another site they were talking about using " Albolene" make up remover as a paste floatant on furled leaders & flies, It's looks like a thinned down vaseline. I stole a glob of it from the wife but haven't had a chance to test it yet. Has anyone out there tried it"

Well, I finally got around to trying that Alboline as a fly floatant paste & it works as well as anything on the market. I used it to float my furled leader as well. I tried it on some old flyline & it cleaned it up pretty well with no apparent damage to the line. Does any one have any experience with using this stuff???
I've been using the Alboline & I recommend it. It works like Gink & seems to have the same ingredients in it & is a whole lot cheaper. I put it on a furled leader & it floated it for hours. It worked great on dries too. I put it in a little travel shampoo bottle with a small opening so I can just squeeze a little at a time out. The other advantage is that it softens your hands for flytying.......
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Fishn50,
Interesting tip, I just hope my wife doesn't start using Gink to remove her makeup. lol
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I'm with Fishn50. Loon Aquel to start, Loon crystals to dry and then more Aquel. I just bought a bottle of Sci.Ang. floatant on recommendation to compare to the Aquel. I also re-discovered Mucillin for my leader and fly line when it starts dipping. 15 years and it still works. Now what to do with the Zink?
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