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First Atempt at Dyeing Feathers

Post  Charlie G. on 11/14/2013, 5:44 pm

I gave a go at dying some test feathers today.
I started with some crappy white strung hackle feathers.
I used "Fly Dye" in their Olive #2
I think they came out pretty good. What do you guys think.
I didn't want to screw up a $25. cape on the first try.







It seems it's easier to find white feathers and capes then find Olive ones.
I can lighten or darken the color by using more dye.



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Post  eurojett05 on 11/14/2013, 6:23 pm

Looks great CG...... Try some bright colors like Vegas showgirls wears...
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Post  handyman on 11/14/2013, 7:28 pm

looks good charlie

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Post  Zmat on 11/14/2013, 8:29 pm

Nice charlie. Its not easy finding the right color, til now cheers 

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Post  kingfishking on 11/18/2013, 12:30 pm

Look good
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Post  jimfishUK on 11/21/2013, 4:48 am

They do look good, Charlie, a very nice, even, olive colour. Gonna have to put some on some flies now!
If you can do a nice grizzly grey one.. I,m getting a bit thin up top, could do with a toupe!! Ha ha.
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Post  Charlie G. on 11/26/2013, 3:28 pm

After some experimenting I gave it a go with half a cape. Also why I was at it I figured what the hell, give dying a used bucktail a try.
They both came out real well. Here's the results. I'm going to due a darker olive on the next try.





The top picture has a different olive shade as I used the flash to take the picture.
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Post  fish factor on 1/29/2014, 10:18 pm

Came out nice CG
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Post  JeffL on 1/31/2014, 10:32 am

came out good  Very Happy 
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