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Old 12-10-2004, 04:20 PM
Dave Giggy Dave Giggy is offline
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Talking Be careful of floatant and bug spray on hands tho

Originally Posted by splitshot
move the head back a bit. to make a dry fly repel water better rub floatant on your hands as you tie the fly. if you want the flies field tested send them to me and i will send them back all chewed up because they look as good as mine. mike
When i apply floatant i pinch the hook eye with one hand and apply the floatant (greasy types) with the other. Floatant on knots and eyes = lost fish + lost fly. I mentioned the bug spray cuz it deterioates the leader material so quickly and it also can be slippery.
When tying flies for waterproofing i just drop em in a bottle of "Orvis Nufly-Kote" and leave em over night (i quite using head cement years ago) .

Just checked online and didn't find the above product still listed. However,it is just a liquid water proofing substance.

Hope this isn't too off topic people !
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