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    Default Got Flexicoat?

    Hi all,
    I have just started tying for the upcoming salty season (well my exams are finished so now I get to go fish! ) and what better place to start than with the old faithful - the Clouser Minnow!

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    This season I really wanted to try rod varnish instead of the regular epoxy as I think It gives a better finish and wont discolour over time. Problem is I dont have any and cant seem to find any in the shops. StreamX says they have some on order but Im not sure when it will arrive.

    Any chance someone in CT has a little lying around that they dont mind parting with, or would let go for a small fee?

    Matt
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishWhisperer View Post
    This season I really wanted to try rod varnish instead of the regular epoxy as I think It gives a better finish and wont discolour over time.
    I'll PM you - might be able to help - depends on quantities though.
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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    Call MIAS Angling RANDBURG (Gauteng)
    TEL: 011 793-3321

    They have loads of Flex Coat high build. Just what you need. They will gladly post it for you, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishWhisperer View Post
    Hi all,
    I have just started tying for the upcoming salty season (well my exams are finished so now I get to go fish! ) and what better place to start than with the old faithful - the Clouser Minnow!

    IMG_0005.jpg

    This season I really wanted to try rod varnish instead of the regular epoxy as I think It gives a better finish and wont discolour over time. Problem is I dont have any and cant seem to find any in the shops. StreamX says they have some on order but Im not sure when it will arrive.

    Any chance someone in CT has a little lying around that they dont mind parting with, or would let go for a small fee?

    Matt
    I bought Flexcoat High Build from the angling shop in Goodwood. (Not Fishing Specialist, the one further down Voortrekker Rd towards Goodwood)

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    Tuckers also had some a while ago.
    Korrie Broos

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    I will happily pick some up for you and speed service it to you.

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    Matt, are you looking for Rod Varnish or Flexcoat?
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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    Thanks guys, went down to Tuckers as per Korrie's suggestion and they had LOADS! Thank for all the help.

    One question though, can you put glitter in Flex coat? It wont stuff anything up will it?
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    Shouldn't be a problem.... methinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishWhisperer View Post
    Thanks guys, went down to Tuckers as per Korrie's suggestion and they had LOADS! Thank for all the help.

    One question though, can you put glitter in Flex coat? It wont stuff anything up will it?
    Matt - I mistook your "rod varnish" question - sorry.

    Yes, you can mix glitter in, no problem.

    Please be aware though that your turning time is obviously going to be around 3-4 hours before is has "set" (depending on ambient temp/heat), so hope you have a dryer that will run for long periods of time.
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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