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Treating Tied Flies
By James Castwell


The job was done, the flies were tied and the heads were drying. Now what? Wait a while, that's the way I do it. I wait until the next day until they are good and dry, then I 'dunk' them. In what? Fly floatant, of course. I use a product called Gorilla-Proof, but you may have your 'pet' favorite. How I do it is the subject of all of this. I usually tie a whole bunch of flies at a setting, not always the same pattern, but enough flies to make it worth while.

This is what works for me. I have a pencil looking thing which is a magnet, not a very strong one, (you don't want to magnetize your flies, they will stick together) and I poke it into the loose flies, take whatever sticks and 'dunk' them into the open bottle of floatant. Tap the stick a couple of times, or let it drip, and pluck the flies off onto a paper towel that lines the inside of a cake pan. The pan has sides so a breeze will not remove the flies. A few minutes to dry and into the fly box they go. Works for me. ~ JC


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