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    silvercreek-

    Yes, it does work! Surprised me! I can see where it would "waterproof" a fly, I don't spray it too heavily though. My technique is more of several quick sprays to form a mist. I've made a dozen or so casts before I reapply the spray.

    For emergers, I cover the abdomen with my fingers, and spray the hackle. The hackle will float, and the abdomen hangs down in the water to mimic a real insect.

    I agree that it also acts as an "attractant" to the fish.

    And it sure is easy to use.

    Bill

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    Thanks Kentucky. I may have to give it a try. Does it work on CDC?
    "Here fishy fishy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvercreek View Post
    Thanks Kentucky. I may have to give it a try. Does it work on CDC?
    I haven't had a problem with it on CDC, rabbit zonkers, etc. Just spray lightly several times to get a good even coat on the feathers or fur. Then shake gently to remove any excess.

    Bill

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    If added scent is illegal on the streams your fishing, you might want to check the regs about what is considered floatant and what is considered scent. I know some guys that spray their carp flys with it for scent. Just saying. Don't want you guys ending up in jail in g-town.
    Lynn

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Hackle View Post
    If added scent is illegal on the streams your fishing, you might want to check the regs about what is considered floatant and what is considered scent. I know some guys that spray their carp flys with it for scent. Just saying. Don't want you guys ending up in jail in g-town.
    Lynn
    nohackle-

    I looked into that, and you are correct that in numerous states, an attractant is illegal. But, it appears that the regs are concerned with "fish scents" that on their own, are meant to attract fish. And I've found such fish scents at Bass Pro & others.

    Although it is assumed that WD-40 may attract fish, I don't think we can say that WD's sole purpose is to attract fish. Although it may sound like we're splitting hairs so to speak, the law does that, and I've never been "called" on that by a game warden.

    Bill

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    Don't hurt to have your ducks in a row. Good to know. I fish alot of cdc. Gonna give it a try.
    Lynn

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