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    huh Fly Agra?

    I hate using paste type fly floatants like Dry Magic, Gink, etc. I also hate Frog's Fanny which turns the bodies of my flies white.

    I'm always on the lookout for something new and more user-friendly. Has anyone tried Fly Agra which I understand is a dip-type floatant?


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    Re: Fly Agra?

    Andy,

    It's good stuff. I was given a bottle a year or two ago and used it up. It works best on the small stuff, the little flies that paste & gel floatants seem to mat down. I haven't seen it in any shops I get to, but have seen it online for around $7.

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    Re: Fly Agra?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I hate using paste type fly floatants like Dry Magic, Gink, etc. I also hate Frog's Fanny which turns the bodies of my flies white.

    I'm always on the lookout for something new and more user-friendly. Has anyone tried Fly Agra which I understand is a dip-type floatant?
    Fly Agra is a pill.

    After you take it, just wait a few minutes, and that sinking dud will stay up high in the water where it belongs.

    Although if the top water action lasts for more than 8 hours, call your doctor.


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    Re: Fly Agra?

    Quote Originally Posted by golden beetle View Post
    Fly Agra is a pill.

    After you take it, just wait a few minutes, and that sinking dud will stay up high in the water where it belongs.

    Although if the top water action lasts for more than 8 hours, call your doctor.
    Haha you beat me to it..

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    Re: Fly Agra?

    Its lighter fluid with paraffin wax in it


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    Re: Fly Agra?

    Andy,

    You got me wondering to whatever became of the original Flyagra. The bottle I had looked like the picture in the Field & Stream article.

    The "original" Flyagra is no longer: Merwin: Flyagra vs. Pfizer | Field & Stream The current stuff is just called XXX Agra and is put out by Yellowstone Fly Goods

    It could be wax & white gas, lighter fluid, acetone or gasoline like many around the www claim, but in this day & age I'd find it improbable that a company would or could get away with a toxic concoction to add to flies that get cast on the water. Who'd really want to use it anyway. Some states have banned lead sinkers, certain plastic baits and others because of their toxic nature. Gink & Gasoline instead has been rightly relegated to a well written and popular fly fishing blog by Louis Cahill & Kent Klewein.

    I remember treating flies in the 70's with some sort of dry cleaning fluid, then there was the Scotchguard phase. Now it's either Gink, Orvis or whatever else is handy.

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    Re: Fly Agra?

    I have been using it for a few years now. its great stuff. Made by yellowstone fly goods in Billings. Hard to find, but by far the best floatant out there imo. For bigger flies and any flies that have zlon it really does a great job.

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    Re: Fly Agra?

    I would suggest these great airlines. It being the holiday season and all.


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    Re: Fly Agra?

    "My crazy idea is to buy silicon(sic) based dry fly floatant. You can use some hand lotions/creams available at your local pharmacy, but the store bought floatant works just fine and a bottle goes a long way..."

    If one can't find the ingredients (the active and/or the vehicle for the active ingredients) on the bottles or the companys' websites...

    This thread has almost as much potential as that Enviroguard 64 one, some time back...

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    Re: Fly Agra?

    I heard it was basically Mucilin thinned out with lighter fluid to make it "dippable".

    If true...
    Lighter fluid is naptha, which is very volatile. The small quantity involved will evaporate long before your fly hits the water.

    If there's any more pollution than just using Mucilin in paste form, it will be air pollution, about the same as using a "Zippo" type lighter to fire up a smoke.....

    BTW: Might be a bad idea to use while smoking.


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    Re: Fly Agra?

    Quote Originally Posted by Future Fanatic View Post
    "My crazy idea is to buy silicon(sic) based dry fly floatant. You can use some hand lotions/creams available at your local pharmacy, but the store bought floatant works just fine and a bottle goes a long way..."

    If one can't find the ingredients (the active and/or the vehicle for the active ingredients) on the bottles or the companys' websites...

    This thread has almost as much potential as that Enviroguard 64 one, some time back...
    I think you're trying to lure Danme out of the woodwork.

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    Re: Fly Agra?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    I heard it was basically Mucilin thinned out with lighter fluid to make it "dippable".

    If true...
    Lighter fluid is naptha, which is very volatile. The small quantity involved will evaporate long before your fly hits the water.

    If there's any more pollution than just using Mucilin in paste form, it will be air pollution, about the same as using a "Zippo" type lighter to fire up a smoke.....

    BTW: Might be a bad idea to use while smoking.
    Pete, I think this is a prescription floatant.

    i certainly wouldn't use llighter fluid from an old zippo to get my fly riding high in the film again...

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