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Hunter1June 23rd, 2020, 10:36 am

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Do you use floatant on an emerger fly ? I'm trying them on a dropper dry fly .
WbranchJune 24th, 2020, 9:09 am
York & Starlight PA

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It depends on what the fish are doing if you see head and tail rises it is likely the trout are eating the mayflies as they rise in the water column and they eat them a few inches under the surface. If you see more typical head rises then you can add a little floatant.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Hunter1June 24th, 2020, 12:54 pm

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Brian314September 7th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Fenton, MI.

Posts: 37
I use that powder floatant on the CDC part of mole flies (a Charlie Craven emerger pattern). The CDC is rather hydrophobic and works well,untreated, at first. But after a while, I find I have to dry the fly and add floatant to the CDC part.
BTW - there's a good tying video on the mole fly at the Orvis nymph-tying page. Brian

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