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Reviving Old Flies

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Found this at Field & Stream:

Use Steam to Revive Beat Up Flies

May just save a few of those drys with crushed hackle from being in the box too long.

JH

Posted on: 2009/2/17 13:09
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Re: Reviving Old Flies

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Always heard that never tried it...let us know how it works...

Posted on: 2009/2/17 14:42


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It works, but don't hold it in the steam too long or you'll risk melting the head cement.

Posted on: 2009/2/17 14:54
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There is a speed way to do this if you are long on flies and short on patience like me. Use a small wire mesh spaghetti strainer and put a dozen or so in at a time. Use a saucepan instead of a teapot to enlarge the area of steam. Then hold the strainer over the stream and jiggle the flies around with a motion like you'd use to shake an old time corn popper.

Goes a lot quicker..

Posted on: 2009/2/17 16:22


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RLeeP,

Exactly, you beat me to it. I just did that to all my dries last weekend. It works well.

Posted on: 2009/2/17 16:53


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I have a bunch of old flies of my dads that I'll have to do this to, great advice

Posted on: 2009/2/17 20:59
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fj:

I keep all of my flies in boxes with compartments - and don't have the ripple foam - and never have a problem with hackle
V-ing out.

Posted on: 2009/2/21 9:52






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