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  1. I've been hearing about Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails for years, but just got around to using some. I was looking around Charlie Craven's website and decided to tie up some pig stickers. Per the write up I gave them them two coats of the Hard as Nails. They looked great, but the smell was awful. I let them sit out for about two days and them stuck about a dozen in my nymph box (i.e. a large C&F waterproof box) and closed it. What a mistake! I opened the box a few days later and it was like I walked into a ladies nail salon. The whole box stunk!!! A real powerful stink. So I took out the guilty flies and let the box sit open for a couple of days. Then I closed the box and let it sit over night..... in the morning the box w/out the Pig Stickers still stunk!!!! WTF???? I'm seriously considering throwing out the box WITH all of the nymphs in it or just giving it away to friend with all of the proper qualifications. I'm one of these guys that believes smell will turn off fish. And, it's hard to think of fishing these flies with any confidence. I know this may sound like a good reason to simply tie more, but with two little ones at home it takes me months to find the time to fill up that box. This is a real set back for me. Please let me know how you work with Sally Hansen's so I can avoid this problem in the future. Also, please let me know about what can/should be done with box and additional flies. Really happy to be able to run this by this group. Thanks! Huck
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