A few weeks ago we shared with you a clever hack for rejuvenating those beat-up flies at the bottom of your boat bag or wader pocket using a quick steam treatment.
Admittedly, we forgot to include the tip that gave us the idea in the first place.. The same process works wonders on tying materials too!
Anywhere from a few seconds to a minute (depending on material) of steam can return bent or crushed hackle feathers back to their original shape, straighten deformed hanks of deer hair, and make easier work of most other stubborn feathers and herls.
Just check out the before and after of a few common materials..
Don’t fight your materials, steam them! We think you’ll be impressed with the results.