browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Commercial Floatants, Good Bye

Posted by on October 25, 2012

If you’ve  been reading this blog, you know that I am a “tenkara the tool” angler, not a “tenkara the method” fisher.  I fish dry flies 95% of the time, so I use a lot of floatant.

Finally, I got tired of paying $5.99 for  floatant and struggling to use it.  It is so temperature-dependent that on a cold day I have to squeeze the bottle as hard as I’m able to get a miniscule amount to come out of the bottle’s plastic tip, kind of like being constipated and straining like it’s a breech birth. When it’s a warm day, the stuff squirts out like you’ve eaten a bad burrito.

So I went to the dollar store and bought a small plastic jar of Vaseline for a buck.  Guess what.  I works better than commercial floatant ever did on my dry flies.  I believe that dollar jar will last me the next decade or so.

Try it.  Save your money for something else–like Chinese carryout.



One Response to Commercial Floatants, Good Bye


    I’m going to give it a try as well….thanks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *