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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2016, 07:35:33 AM »
This is another great product to have around. Can be used like gink but it's a little thick. Works in a pinch though. Also great for applying to sinking tip fly lines and leaders. Can also be mixed with white gas to thin down and use as a dry pre treatment. 



I read something awhile back where they used lighter fluid to dilute it, heard that is what they called Flyagra, can't swear by that though.

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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2016, 08:35:51 AM »
Lighter fluid would work too. Have you ever heard of anyone using liquid paraffin?
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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2016, 09:29:07 PM »
I haven't, how would you dilute it?

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« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2016, 07:59:21 PM »
I read that they would use gasoline to dilute paraffin in the past.......
Turpentine will dilute bees wax.

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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2016, 04:36:50 PM »
grump ---i think lighter fluid is the original recipe fly agra diluter, but some say you  might as well buy a regular industry fly floatant  as to pay for what lighter fluid and abalone combined costs off the shelf for the individual products in the recipe. 

the swivel in leader is a great idea, especially helpful for line twist in some spey casting applications

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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2016, 05:08:31 PM »
Yea Abalone and white gas was too unstable for me. It would swell the containers after sitting for awhile. It's nice to have around though. I keep some in the boat for various stuff. Works great to condition a sinking fly line tip.
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Re: Tips and tricks.
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2016, 09:36:32 PM »
Here's an easy way to tie a surgeons knot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDxGy3Nld2g

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« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2016, 09:54:52 AM »
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« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2016, 03:17:31 PM »
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« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2016, 09:54:07 AM »
For us old timers. Put these in your costas and you can see to tie on a size 20 again!

https://www.amazon.com/OPTX-20-Stick-Bifocals-2-00/dp/B000W7HQCQ/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1478290568&sr=8-4&keywords=stick+on+readers

Dang, thanks for sharing this. Especially since I turned 50 this year.  :o :D
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« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2016, 04:12:39 PM »
I tried them and they work ok. Not the greatest. They are a little bit too big. Costa sells some with the readers built in. I'll have to bite the bullet and get a pair.  I've used them and they are pretty damn amazing.
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« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2017, 09:34:30 AM »
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