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    Hey guys got a question. Do you prefer powder or liquid float for your dry flies? Is there a specific brand that is better than the other? Thanks for the help.

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    All of the above! I like the Loon outdoors stuff
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    Sometimes I use liquid before the fly is wet. After that I use powder. I have Loon outdoors liquid and Orvis powder, but it's not so much a preference as what store I was in when making the purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by williamhj View Post
    Sometimes I use liquid before the fly is wet. After that I use powder. I have Loon outdoors liquid and Orvis powder, but it's not so much a preference as what store I was in when making the purchase.
    Yeah, I think the goo is to keep the fly from getting wet the first time. After that fails I go to powder (desiccant) which dries the fly back out, so it'll float. My experience is, if you use the goo after the fly is wet, you're just locking in the moisture and that fly is done. -Mike

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    I use liquid. i put a drop on my thumb/finger and work it into the fly before it is wet. if im lucky enough to still have my fly when it begins to sink again, i just reapply in the same manner, if it still sinks, i may tie on a new/different fly depending on whats working. Works for me i guess. I have not used the powdered yet, but i can see it advantages for actually taking the moisture out of a wet dry fly instead of possibly sealing it in and making it heavier. hmmmmm.........

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    I'll start with a liquid, Loon's Gink, Alboline ETC. on a Hackled fly. After that I use the powder, You can crush up those desiccant packages that come with shoes, electronics etc. Never use Paste or liquid on CDC flys. It will mess them all up. For CDC flys I carry a small vial of alcohol & when the fly gets fish slimed I shake it in the bottle & blow off the excess ,squeeze in a towel, put powder desiccant only on it. a few false casts & I'm good to go. I used to carry a small peice of chamois on my vest to dry the fly but now I carry a piece of those wonder towels advertised on TV....
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    That's the stuff.

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    Shimazaki Dry-Shake, one of civilization's best inventions.

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    Floantant and desiccant are two different items with two different uses

    The desiccant (powdered stuff) is the same stuff that come in the little square packs packed in electronics or vitamins or lots of other things whose propose is to absorb water.
    Save them.
    Throw them in your fly boxes (and they're a must for tool boxes) or grind them up to dry your flies.
    There's no need to buy the much more expensive stuff repackaged for dry flies.
    The liquid floatant is most often a paste silicone which repels water.
    They're two different items with two different purposes.
    It's a good idea to carry both.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbug View Post



    That's the stuff.
    +1 for the Aquel. Love this!
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