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Saving your flies
Posted 12 November 2003 - 03:29 PM
After you get home from the stream, take all your wet flies and place them in a medium bowl. Place a piece of screen, doesn't really matter what kind, as long as it is mesh. Next, use a hairdryer and blow the flies dry. The screen keeps them from flying all over the damn place and the warm air dries them quickly and easily. You may even stretch the ol' ladies nylons over the bowl if you don't
have a screen handy. Drying the flies will help prevent rot and rusting of hooks. The deep bowl allows the flies to "tumble" freely as if they were in a laundry dryer. I use this method to dry big thick deer hair flies, as they tend to hold more moisture than any other fly.
Do yourself a favor and dry your flies thoroughly....why spend all that time at the bench just to let them ruin?
Posted 13 November 2003 - 07:46 AM
Posted 13 November 2003 - 10:18 AM
I had stored some streamers in one of those canvas/sheepskin pouches. Well, after wading a little deep, the pockets of my vest got wet and saturated the pouch. Bad News... Rust and mold
Since then I put most of my flies into boxes with gaskets. It keeps them dry.
Another tip for the sheepskin patch on vests.
Remove it and place it on the dashboard after fishing. Hit the defrost button and in no time they're ready to be put back into the boxes
Posted 13 November 2003 - 03:27 PM