Fly tying material

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2015/05/31 20:15:12 (permalink)

Fly tying material

Is there a synthetic material that floats that can be used to tie dry flies so that I don't have to add floatant?
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    FishinGuy
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    Re: Fly tying material 2015/06/01 10:09:43 (permalink)
    sheet foam. Look up a chernobyl and fly pattern. Get it at a craft store to save $
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    Re: Fly tying material 2015/06/02 09:54:59 (permalink)
    Foam is the only thing that floats without floatant.
     
    Powdered desicant also works, but if it opens up or spills in your bag/vest, it's a mess.  Desicant works great & especially on CDC winged flies, but I prefer using floatant & rarely fish with CDC flies.
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    Re: Fly tying material 2015/06/03 11:41:00 (permalink)
    http://westwaterproducts.com/thingamabody.html there's also these, but cool guys like d-nymph will surely make fun of you if they see you using them.
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    Re: Fly tying material 2015/06/03 14:57:30 (permalink)
    Nah, I like terrestrials & have no prejudice towards any material innovations.  I don't think the original poster was looking for terrestrial patterns though.  I think he's looking for a magic material that he can use as bodies on traditional mayfly imitations.  Perhaps I read it wrong.
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    Re: Fly tying material 2015/06/03 15:10:46 (permalink)
    I think I was thinking of the unibody when I posted the thingamabody link. Looks like they could be incorporated into alot of your standard dry fly patterns. Google "unibobber fly patterns"
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    Re: Fly tying material 2015/06/22 10:44:12 (permalink)
    It isn't a synthetic, but deer hair floats very well for a long time. By adapting the amount used, and going with dyed types, nearly every common dry can be duplicated with deer hair, and a black deer hair cricket is a go-to nearly anywhere.

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