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When using dry flies do you use floatant on the fly?

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  • rudyglove27
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    Yes, Great stuff!!!

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  • Flintlock
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    Put me down in the Gink column.

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  • huntingkid95
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    Yes because if you don't the fly will eventually sink. When the floatant wears off I put some more one.

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  • troutmad
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    Give me GINK any day!
    When I started fly fishing 40 years ago, we used to put flakes of parafin and lighter fluid into a bottle, and prayed for warm temperatures. When it was under 75 degrees, I had to put the bottle under my armpit to keep it warm.
    I LOVE GINK! You don't have to keep it warm!

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  • flyfishermanj
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    Most of the time, but just sometimes a sunken dry or one sitting lower in the surface film can be deadly!

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  • alpettibone
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    I always put a little dab on there, especially if I am not on the river.

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  • kyka1865
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    yep I ue Dave's bug float. I use it mostly on trout flies but also keep some with my bass gear for deer hair bugs and occasionally foam bugs

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  • Christian Emter
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    Yes you have to, if you want it to float. Haha. I use the Gunk. It is cheap and it does any excellent job of keeping your fly floating.

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  • Charley
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    Depends- long drifts, yes. I usually use it on the leader instead of an indicator.

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  • Charley
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    Depends- long drifts, yes. I usually use it on the leader instead of an indicator.

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  • Charley
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    Depends- long drifts, yes. I usually use it on the leader instead of an indicator.

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  • codymeyer11
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    Yes, b/c usually if it sinks than the fly looses its action....but dont use it on every dry fly, i had some instances where the sinking dry fly actually caught me more fish

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  • tourneyking734
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    I only use the powder. The gel seems to give off a scent to the trout and drives off our trout from the fly

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  • kjflorian
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    Yes, I do to. Same stuff as mentioned above.

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  • Alex Pernice the fly rod winner
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    Yea, powder on flys using CDC and none on any other type of fly, only on the leader.

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