Gehrke’s XINK® is simple to use. Before one gets their streamer or wet fly “wet”, simply dress it with a very little amount Gehrke’s XINK®. That wet fly is then condemned to sink forever.
Why XINK®? What are the advantages, really? Consider the following.
A lead-wrapped nymph will:
1. Go slower than the river current passing by. It is dragging because the nymph's specific gravity is grossly separated from the density of water.
2. A nymph dressed with just Gehrke’s XINK® will sink just as fast, if not often faster than a nymph with lead wraps in it.
3. The nymph that is lightly dressed with just XINK® will tumble along in a current more naturally than a lead-weighted one. Often, our customers catch 3 fish for every one compared to the old method. Lead weighted flies also tend to ride up side down and unnaturally.