floatant

floatant

(ˈfləʊtənt)
n
a substance used in fly-fishing to help dry flies to float
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He observed that it might take fifty years for nature to restore the floatant marsh.
Parachute Adams, Klinkhammers, Black Hoppers and F Fly are good patterns to offer and it is important to keep degreasing leaders and applying the right amount of floatant to flies for consistent sport.
Breaking off too many ants from the constant action, he was forced to improvise with black Rs2's, which - with a little Gink floatant - imitated the ants effectively.
Applying a light coating of dry fly floatant before fishing can keep a bug drier longer.
If fishing with a dry fly, coat it with floatant and rub some of the floatant up the first couple feet of the leader, Don't use floatant if you're nymph fishing.
172) In this case, the alleged harm consisted of the actual loss of 27 acres of freshwater floatant marsh caused by the dredging of canals to facilitate the mineral lessee's exploration and drilling activities.
Inside the laboratory, the most commonly observed separation spacing between floatant concentrations was near 9 cm (unpublished).
In all experiments there always seemed to be a tendency for floatant to separate into periodically spaced concentrations.
And if I tie it correctly and thoroughly treat it with floatant, it floats like a Humpy in both fast and slow water.
Tie on a Bird's Nest and rub it with fly floatant crystals, then fix a splitshot about two inches up the leader from the fly.
To catch the tailing trout, I use a Bird's Nest Nymph treated with powdered fly floatant that encapsulates the nymph in a shimmering bubble when it is placed in the water.
Rig with a kingsize (1 1/2-inch diameter) floating strike indicator made of poly-yarn heavily doped with floatant (see illustration).