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  • Liquid in the bottle

    12 31.58%
  • Gel

    15 39.47%
  • Powder in the tube

    7 18.42%
  • other (Describe)

    4 10.53%
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  1. #11

    Default Re: Favorite Floatant

    I carry 2 with me:

    Frog's Fanny for my CDC flies.

    Gehrkes Gink for everything else.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
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    Central Florida
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    Default Re: Favorite Floatant

    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.

    Frank

  3. Default Re: Favorite Floatant

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Whiton View Post
    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.

    Frank
    Hi Frank,

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

    Any case on the water i use frogs fanny.

    Cheers

    Richard

  4. #14
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    Metuchen, N.J.
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    Default Re: Favorite Floatant

    "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???

  5. #15

    Default Re: Favorite Floatant

    Poo Goo (RIO).
    Frog's Fanny for CDC.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Favorite Floatant

    Quote Originally Posted by FISHN50 View Post
    "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.......

  7. #17

    Default Re: Favorite Floatant

    Fishn50,
    Interesting tip, I just hope my wife doesn't start using Gink to remove her makeup. lol

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Favorite Floatant

    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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