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    Default Green or Red?

    No, not the chile on your eggs, that's for back in NM. I flipped a coin and got the green Mucillin today for my furled leaders, which I'm really going to use more. Couldn't remember which is the one to use, did I get the right stuff?

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    My preference is Red.

    Denny

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    The Fly Shop in Redding, CA (great fly shop to stop at if you are driving by on I-5) sells both the red and green Mucilin. Here is whet they say about them:

    Red label - Mucilin Fly & Line Dressing
    Three decades of success has made this the all-time-tested fly floatant and a very popular cleaner and dressing for fly lines. This classic English dressing is preferred by many fly-fishing veterans.


    Green Label - Mucilin Fly Line Silicone

    Thirty years ago Mucilin introduced the first dry fly and line dressing, and has now improved it with silicone. This classic English dressing is preferred by many fly-fishing veterans.

    Larry ---sagefisher---

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    I have both. Both have worked very well for me.

    Do believe the red was at it's peak when silk fly lines were really in vogue. For the coated lines the green seems to have a more supple effect (the silicone ...?). However, still use the the red for the covered, too (a better cleaner ...?)

    (also) ... seem to get them confused with each other every now and again ...!
    Last edited by DaleW; 06-11-2013 at 05:30 PM.

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    When I use it, I use the red exclusively as I fish bamboo 90% of the time. There is a lot of debate as to whether silicone harms the finish on a bamboo rod and I would rather be safe than sorry.
    Last edited by bobbyg; 06-12-2013 at 12:18 AM.
    When you can arrange your affairs to go fishing, forget all the signs, homilies, advice and folklore. JUST GO.

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    The worst enemy of applying paint/varnish to any surface is Silicone. While it has little effect after the fact it is very difficult to remove. Especially if the person restoring the rod is not aware of it's presence.

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