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I know that half the battle is being diligent about drying the flies. I have used a Fly Trap which did a good job, but I found two problems. 1) the black foam was very hard (I replaced it with softer white foam) and 2) being metal it was heavy on the vest. I have switched to C&F Fly Patch (top item) which is very light. In addition the hooks are put in the slits in the foam by inserting the bend of the hook (backwards) not the point. Thus the foam does not deteriorate. Haven't lost a fly yet and it allows a good breeze to go through to dry the flies.

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Hmm Greg, I may have to look into one of those.

 

Your correct about the fly patch. The hardness of the foam doesn't bother me but it does wear-out fairly quickly. My small one I replaced the foam with a magnet and it is great for small flies. The large one is wearing out and I haven't yet decided what material I'm going to use as a replacement. They are a bit heavy but I really haven't found that a problem. - Bill

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Live2Fish: The weight of the Fly Trap wasn't a problem for my shoulders, but I didn't like it opening the pocket of my vest without my permission or sagging my shirt. It is now on a 'boat bag' I use in the canoe. When I replaced the foam I also made the ripples go the other way which was better for me. I like the magnet idea too and recently bought Cablela's fly patch to use on my lanyard for those quickie evenings or warm afternoons. smile.gif

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