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LOON LOCHSA

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Cost: $9.99
SKU: 210000002062
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A gel floatant specifically designed to work with CDC. Odorless and environmentally friendly - won't leave a slick on the water.
 

Loon Lochsa Fly Floatant Review
By: Steve Schmidt

Since I got serious about this game of fly-fishing I've rarely changed my fly floatants. In the 70's it was Muculin. Then it was Gink, before switching to Aquel by Loon several years ago. There were a lot of years and many a flies being dressed in between those switches. Recently I changed to another Loon product, Lochsa.   The change was motivated by my preference for fishing dry flies and emergers tied with CDC. Initially I thought I'd use the Aquel for larger fly patterns and my Lochsa for smaller dry flies, assuming  that the more viscous Lochsa wouldn't work as well with larger fly patterns. After now going through several  seasons using Loon's new floatant on all my dry flies I've found that won't be necessary. 

If you fish hatches and small to moderate sized dry flies and emergers you will find this light dry fly dressing ideal and superior in performance to other silicone based fly floatants. Although this floatant has worked well on my large stonefly and terrestrial patterns I believe it's best on medium to small dry flies and emergers. As I prefaced earlier its compatible with CDC, although I prefer to not put floatant on CDC directly. If you do, it won't matte this incredibly versatile feather as silicone based floatants do. I still dust my small flies when they get damp with Frog's Fanny, and believe this to be an additional application that helps your flies be more successful, but if I used just a single application for most of my fly patterns to keep them floating it would be Lochsa.  It's really good stuff.   
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A gel floatant specifically designed to work with CDC. Odorless and environmentally friendly - won't leave a slick on the water.
 

Loon Lochsa Fly Floatant Review
By: Steve Schmidt

Since I got serious about this game of fly-fishing I've rarely changed my fly floatants. In the 70's it was Muculin. Then it was Gink, before switching to Aquel by Loon several years ago. There were a lot of years and many a flies being dressed in between those switches. Recently I changed to another Loon product, Lochsa.   The change was motivated by my preference for fishing dry flies and emergers tied with CDC. Initially I thought I'd use the Aquel for larger fly patterns and my Lochsa for smaller dry flies, assuming  that the more viscous Lochsa wouldn't work as well with larger fly patterns. After now going through several  seasons using Loon's new floatant on all my dry flies I've found that won't be necessary. 

If you fish hatches and small to moderate sized dry flies and emergers you will find this light dry fly dressing ideal and superior in performance to other silicone based fly floatants. Although this floatant has worked well on my large stonefly and terrestrial patterns I believe it's best on medium to small dry flies and emergers. As I prefaced earlier its compatible with CDC, although I prefer to not put floatant on CDC directly. If you do, it won't matte this incredibly versatile feather as silicone based floatants do. I still dust my small flies when they get damp with Frog's Fanny, and believe this to be an additional application that helps your flies be more successful, but if I used just a single application for most of my fly patterns to keep them floating it would be Lochsa.  It's really good stuff.