Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users





Fixing up my flies

Joined:
2013/2/11 19:54
From Maryland
Posts: 4
Offline
Hey folks, I apologize if I'm bringing up a topic that's been brought up before. I think I remember a similar question here before but can't find it now. I have some flies that are matted down and some that have some wear on them. I've read before that "steaming" them may help recondition them. Any ideas on the best way to do that or any other ideas/methods that might help ?

Posted on: 2013/3/3 21:14


Re: Fixing up my flies

Joined:
2011/3/31 12:18
From Clearfield
Posts: 270
Offline
Put them in a strainer and set on top of a boiling pot.

Posted on: 2013/3/3 23:36


Re: Fixing up my flies

Joined:
2009/4/1 21:52
From Johnstown, PA
Posts: 5
Offline
Steaming will work and the strainer is a GREAT idea!!!!!

Posted on: 2013/3/13 7:43


Re: Fixing up my flies
Moderator
Joined:
2006/9/9 9:29
From Monessen, PA
Posts: 1985
Offline
Do not overheat. Depending on what was used to secure the thread wraps, you can accidentally loosen the wraps and unwind the fly. That said steaming is a good revival technique, just go a little at a time, like maybe 10-15 seconds at most. And do them in small groups so that those which respond promptly can be taken out of the steam earlier.

Posted on: 2013/3/13 16:55
_________________
Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!... Our brethren are already in the field! It is in vain... to extenuate the matter...but as for me, Give Me Liberty or give me death.






You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Sponsors
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

USGS Water Levels
The New Keystone Fly Fishing Book
Polls
How many trout did you harvest in 2016
Zero, I am C&R all the way. 71% (173)
1-5 wild trout 2% (6)
1-5 stocked trout 14% (35)
6-10 wild trout 0% (2)
6-10 stocked trout 3% (8)
more than 10 wild trout 3% (9)
more than 10 stocked trout 4% (10)
_PL_TOTALVOTES
The poll closed at 2017/2/21 10:26
6 Comments





Copyright 2017 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com