- Apr 27, 2011
- Corvallis, OR
so i did a big noob move and didn't let my flies dry after using them and now they are rusty. are they still good?
oh and here's a trick i've seen the old man pull. (i my self am not a fly fisherman.. can't handle the smug) but i've seen him dipping the hooks in epoxy or uv adhesive (like knot sense) then after it sets he just uses a hook file to clear off the tip and barb and he never has any rust issues after that.
just take a long piece of the heaviest line you can get threw the eye and make a large loop to hold onto while you coat the hook, let it set and then tie your fly...
or if you buy em at the store, just use a small brush or hold back the tail and dip the exposed hook only. then just like before, clear the tip and barb and you're all set.
good luck dude.
You gave a good tip, but had to take a jab at people who fly fish (in the fly fishing section). You could of just as easily giving your advice without the disdain towards fly fisherman. From your comments I could say "I myself am not a gear fisherman.. can't handle the ignorance", but I would never say that because I don't believe it. I hate the "us vs. them" mentality that you obviously have. We all are doing the same thing, just with different tool/methods.