Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 22 reviews
22 of 22 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
A must -
By: Otch from Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Top 10 Contributor
This set is an absolute must for dry fly fishing. Start with the gel before your first cast. Then as your fly get a bit soggy, shake it in the shake n float, and after you catch a fish, brush on the dust to renew the fly.
Very Good Floatant System -
By: FarandFine from Alexandria, VA
Top 10 Contributor
I fish dry flies all year-round on Virginia’s trout streams and I am never without the Hy-Flote floatant system. The dust and renew products are good for drying saturated dry flies, and the tippet paste also works well to add terminal float. In my opinion, the real gem of the system is the gel, which works best when applied to dry flies before fishing, enabling them to ride higher and float longer before becoming saturated. When they do become saturated, I prefer to dry them using my amadou pad followed by a reapplication of Hy-Flote gel. For best performance, simply rub a small dab of the gel between your fingers to warm, then rub the gel into the fly (especially the hackle) until absorbed. Tight lines.
Maybe I did something wrong... -
By: MechEngGuy from Upper Manistee, MI
I followed instructions found online. Applied the gel and dipped the fly in the powder. Maybe that was wrong as the fly turned white and stayed that way until the powder came off. The fly started sinking again after a few casts, so I blew it off and reapplied the powder. Again, white fly. Like I said, maybe I was doing something wrong. I'll have to look into it more. I rated it ok overall since it did help my fly float rather well, at first. I guess it's better than nothing!
Response from: Orvis Customer Service
Posted: 7/16/2013 10:15:34 AM
Thank you for your feedback regarding this product. For best results when using the Hy-Flote System, treat your damp fly with the Shake-N-Flote Renew or Hy-Flote Dust before applying the Gel Floatant. Both the Dust and Shake-N-Flote work as desiccants to remove moisture from the fly. Once either of these treatments have been applied, blow off the excess powder and then apply the Gel Floatant. Once again, thank you for your feedback. As always, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products.
Everything floats -
By: Neanderthal from Puyallup, WA
Top 250 Contributor
A complete collection of all the floatants you could want or need. Good job on making it easy Orvis.
Great package -
By: Storerab from Wilmington, NC
One stop purchase for all applications. Another great product.
Top 1000 Contributor
Great purchase! -
By: Ts47 from MD suburbs of DC
Top 100 Contributor
This is a great kit. It's everything I need to keep my flies floating hi and dry!
Great product combo -
By: WestMassChris from Western Massachusetts
My dries ride high even after many casts, fantastic to be able to buy all theae products together. Thanks for another great orvis deal.