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Any advice for waterproofing feathers? Will scotchguard work?
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I would try some of the floatant for dry flies. One other thing I have done, that may not be an option for you, is to kill a duck and then find the gland (I can't remember the name of it) that holds the oil they use to coat their feathers. Break the gland in a small glass jar and then strain it. This stuff works forever. I have flies that I coated years ago and have not needed to apply floatant since.
 

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Check witht your local shop. Lots of good products out there. Hair spray works O.K. but needs to be reapplied often and can gum up the feather. White powder stuff works well but I can remember the brand name.
 

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Get the Gateway powder. Hair spray works in a pinch and the dryfly dressing will to but if you use the Gateway powder you are good. You may need to re-apply once in a while but it does about the best I've seen yet.
 

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Yep

Make that 2 for the powder. I have tried the sprays, didnt like the crunchy, noisy thing that the sprays did to the feathers. In a pinch I have used hair spray before though.

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