Tiemco Dry Magic Super Power Fly Floatant

drymagic.jpgIf you’re looking for the winner of the ‘Longest Name for Simplest Product’ contest, you’ve come to the right place. Chances are pretty good that Tiemco‘s “Dry Magic Super Power Fly Floatant” lost a little in translation over at the marketing department (then again, I’ve been known to eat the ‘Super Protein Power Bomb with Crunchy Fry’ down at the local sushi joint, so maybe the marketing works).
Whatever you call it, this is some seriously good bug dope. Tiemco represents this as one of the only floatants on the market that will work with cul du canard (French for “duck’s ass” – a special feather from the duck’s preening gland which usually needs no floatant at all due to its very hydrophobic oils). As any CDC fan knows, after a while even the magic of duck butt can no longer keep the fly going, and that’s where this stuff comes in.
I recently used the DMSPFF on Slough Creek in Yellowstone. Its long, pen-shaped tube is excellent for storage, and it improves on standard Gink in having a triple-reinforced lid retainer (eventually, all plastic pop off lids, from contact solution to Gink, will fail, but this should delay the inevitable). Best of all the float is truly “Super Powered.” One application to some very absorbent hopper patterns kept them afloat for hours, and the stuff stuck to 6X tippet for greased-leader fishing like I have never seen. While it’s about three times more expensive than Gink, you can’t really complain all that much about a $9 product, especially when it works this well.
Do you dip your sushi in soy sauce, wasabi, and Dave’s Bug Float before consumption? Let us know in the comments section!

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  • mike miller

    I dip my sushi in both. I water proof my dries in 3M Outdoor Water Repellent spray. I also am trying something new made by Loon. You let the bugs soak for 5 minutes and then let them dry over night. Have not fished with them yet.

  • Bob

    Ouch, $9 and carrying another occasionally useful item? No thanks, I hear worms are more effective. CDC patterns consititute maybe 2% of my fly box and they float nicely without help in the first place. Give the fly a few good false casts or blows and call it good.

  • kmgsage

    This stuff is the real deal. Been using it for a year on my son’s recommendation and it is indeed well worth the money. I use it in combination with Frog’s Fanny and my flies stay high and dry.