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Re: Spinner Wings

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gfen wrote:
Antron soaks water and sinks. Whatever shimmer you might gain is offset by the fact that your fly is now sinking.

Antron absorbs water - if untreated before it first gets wet. Rain-X inhibits that if applied prior to use.
Z-Lon, on the other hand repels water and floats nicely, even if untreated.
But, once the fly is thoroughly soaked, and the abdomen, thorax and wings are waterlogged, even hollow deer hair won't keep it on top or in the film.
The best way to keep any spinner pattern on top, is to dry it off (false cast) or squeeze all of the water out with a chamois, paper towel or toilet paper or whatever else you have on hand.

Posted on: 2013/8/3 11:25
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Re: Spinner Wings
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Powdered dessicant after squeezing or blowing against or both. Non-absorbency does seem to be an advantage.

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Re: Spinner Wings

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That is an excellent point, Jack. If you apply dessicant to a soaked fly, it retains the waterlogged body/wings under the powder, essentially preventing it from drying out.
One of the complaints I often hear about dessicants is that you have to reapply it so often. That doesn't happen if you squeegey the fly before you apply the powder.

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