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Fly Floatants
PF Approved indicates product manufactured by others that
Perfect Fly recommends and approves the use of.
Perfect Fly:
Loon floatants and cleaners are solvent-free and consist of water-soluble components that perform without polluting the water.
Their products are safe for fish, fisheries, and fishermen, without compromising the quality or performance..
Perfect Fly:
Watershed permanently waterproofs your dry flies and materials for tying dry flies.
Every since fly anglers have attempted to keep their dry flies drifting on the surface of the
water, different methods and materials have been created to help aid in this endeavor.
Most of the fly floatants that have been developed over the years are silicone based
products. Silicon is still the most commonly used fly floatant. It can be applied in a liquid
form, a paste form, and using various types of silicon compounds  Silicone and water don't
go together at all. It strongly repels water. If applied prior to the dry fly becoming wet or
water logged, silicon will keep it floating high and dry for many cast .It should be applied
prior to using the fly. Don't wait for the fly to become soaked.  

Desiccants have been around for a long time but they were mostly used to keep the
moisture out of packages of products easily damaged by moisture. At some point in time,
someone became aware that desiccants would help keep the moisture out of dry flies and
products were developed for that specific purpose. Silica is the most commonly used
desiccant for dry flies. It works by absorbing moisture from the hackle, dubbing and other
materials used in dry flies.  Silica and silica compound based fly floatants should also be
applied to dry flies prior to getting them wet. Flies can be dipped in silica based fly floatant
products to coat the fly, or they can be applied using a brush.

Regardless of the particular fly floatant used, it is always best to dry your fly prior to
applying the floatant. There are various ways of doing this ranging from swinging the fly
through the air to using a chamois to dry the fly. The drier your fly is before applying a
floatant, the longer and better it will float on the surface of the water.