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    Default Re: Dying sooty olive

    This is a good place to start.

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    Default Re: Dying sooty olive

    not so sooty under transmitted light though is this alrightAttachment 16962
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    i saddened it with iron sulphate its the same feather
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    how he may read upon the varying skies,from thence to judge the order of his flies,
    how he may place them on his trailing link,know which should float,or which should partly sink

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    Default Re: Dying sooty olive

    the more i look at it the nicer it gets
    how he may read upon the varying skies,from thence to judge the order of his flies,
    how he may place them on his trailing link,know which should float,or which should partly sink

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    Default Re: Dying sooty olive

    Quote Originally Posted by doobrysnatcher View Post
    the more i look at it the nicer it gets
    It looks good for a dark bottle green, but it's not sooty. Too much blue in the mix.

    I'm guessing you started off with a dyed black cape/saddle/feathers?

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    Default Re: Dying sooty olive

    I agree. Blacker meant natural black hackles. Dyed black is usually a very dark blue so that's why people often dye orange first to kill the blue. You might have luck over dyeing with brown.

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    I got a nice piece of sooty olive roe by accident. I was aiming for chocolate brown. I used a mix of yellow, magenta and black. I have seen on previous occasions that deer hair is quick to accept yellow and slow to accept magenta. On this occasion it was typically quick to accept the yellow, a bit slower to accept the black... but never did accept the magenta. I ended up with a bath of magenta dye... and a piece of sooty olive deer hair...

    Piece of deer hair dyed yellow on the left for reference. Yellow + grey = olive...


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