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hey everyone, i recently tried to use a dry fly in my sink to see how high it floats..well all the dries i have sink.. so could anyone suggest a kind of fly floatant to use nothing expensive please. thanks






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I have always used Loon Aquel......inexpensive and it has always worked for me....
 
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loon aquel or umpquas bug float..also get some loon top ride,its a powder ina tube you put your fly in and shake it up and it dries all the moisture out of it,it works great for CDC as well
 
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The dry stuff is best, but I wouldn't write off the liquid stuff altogether. I use the liquid stuff while out in the river because it is easier to carry and apply. You have to reapply it more often, but much easier to stuff in a pocket and apply.
 
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If you use the liquid try treating all your flies at home and letting them air dry for a day or two. I usually use the paste type, not sure which brand mine has a green label, they are all some form of silicone base substance. This is one of those cases where less really is better. I had even used bacon grease in a pinch when I went camping and didn't have anything with me. Just remember less is better. Just barely cover the material with the product or if the liquid let it completely dry before using the fly.

Hope this helps,
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thanks for your help everyone. definitely gunna have to check out that stuff where you shake it in the container
 
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Use gink, good, but hard to get out when its super cold, lol. Kinda expensive though IMO, for just floatant.
 
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False casting and chapstick. And don't use cherry flavor unless you're after carp.
 
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False casting and chapstick. And don't use cherry flavor unless you're after carp.

CHAPSTICK!!!!!!! Now don't you ever give me a hard time for using fingernail polish for head cement again.:lol::lol::lol:
 
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CHAPSTICK!!!!!!! Now don't you ever give me a hard time for using fingernail polish for head cement again.:lol::lol::lol:
lmao! I thought you'd get a kick out of that.:D And didn't I see a Maybilline rack at the fly shop?
 
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I use the loon dry bead tube to dry out my flies if they get damp.. but can't do wrong with gink, apply it to you entire leader and fly.

You're not using a water absorbing dubbing are you? or nymph hooks? or soft hackle instead of dry hackle?
 
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