Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.
GONZO on Sep 25, 2009September 25th, 2009, 3:17 am EDT
For preparing feathers used as wing cases, artist's fixative sprays (or similar products like Tuffilm) can be had at craft or art supply stores. A quick-drying clear acrylic spray (Krylon, etc.) will also do the job. For a bit more durability, brushing on thinned Flexament is another alternative. Acrylic artist's gel medium (also from craft or art suppy stores) is probably one of the most economical options. It can be thinned with water and brushed on, and you have a choice of gloss or matte.
RedQuill27 on Nov 16, 2009November 16th, 2009, 10:45 am EST
I use Krylon all my quills (goose, duck, turkey).
This has nothing to do with krylon but if you are tying a fly with calf, mink guard hairs, etc.. use a couple of drops of Lemon Lime soda. It will make them a little sticker. I thought it was B.S. I always used head cement, but the soda does work better.
Fishing is like sex, when its good its great, and when its bad its still pretty good.