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IMO there is such a small amount of wax used it should have no benefit in floating a fly. I dunno. If the waxed thread becomes more hydrophobic and resistant to absorbing water, wouldn't that help the fly float? bb The thread is waxed,yes, but the dubbing surrounds the thread which if it gets satur...
Ed, If I remember correctly Wapsi has two different waxes. I have used both one for touch dubbing and the other for waxing the thread. I still prefer Overton's for most applications.
- Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:05 am
- Forum: The Tying Table
- Topic: Sally Hansen hard as nails
- Replies: 9
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i took a class with Peggy Brenner on Carrie Stevens style flies and she uses Aleene's Fabric Fusion. It has a longer working time and stays flexible. Also it doesn't have a strong odor, thins with water, which has to be done very seldom, and is water proof. Available at Walmart.
I have read the article from the Upper Delaware River Watch or whatever the name is. It's about a ten year project if I remember correctly. Some of the surveying has already been completed as well test holes.
I have some of that same silk and use it occasionally.To help keep it from fraying I drag a section through my wax, then draw it between my fingers to get the fiber aligned. Now if you have ruff hands you should wear cotton gloves. It is really nice stuff to use once you get the hang of it. Or you c...