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    Default Dying sooty olive

    Hi guys Iím looking to dye some feathers sooty olive I havenít been able to find any solid information on the dye mix and method Iíd be greatful if anyone can help

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    Default Re: Dying sooty olive

    The easiest thing to do is dye yellow on top of dark grey or black materials. This recipe is for natural dyes. Synthetic dyes are simpler.

    Art of Fly Making 1855

    A sooty olive may be made by dyeing black
    hackles in yellow first with alum water, add
    fresh yellow stuff three times to the dye pot,
    and dip them in potashes.
    Last edited by wsbailey; 26-10-2018 at 12:08 PM.

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    Default Re: Dying sooty olive

    yellow stuff would that be tumeric?
    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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    Last edited by wsbailey; 26-10-2018 at 04:03 PM.

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    Thanks for your advice I’ll give it a go

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    Default Re: Dying sooty olive

    i gave it ago
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    using tumeric potashetcetc

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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

    is that sooty enough?
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    hope it is
    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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    I'm impressed. Nice work!

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    Default Re: Dying sooty olive

    thanks it was the easiest in the book that i read
    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

    how do you make alum water and coperas?
    MORDANT
    ALUM POTASSIUM ALLUMINIUM SULPHATE
    CHROME POTTASIUM DICHROMATE,BICHROMATE ETC ETC
    Last edited by doobrysnatcher; 27-10-2018 at 01:31 AM.
    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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