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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

  1. K OLIVER

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

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