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    Default Anybody tried dyeing Hare's masks Bright Orange?

    Has anybody had any luck in bleaching then dyeing Hare's masks Bright colours. I'd love a Hare's mask in a ridiculously hot orange, as far as globrite no.5.
    Is it even possible?
    If by any chance someone has, I'd buy one off you, or maybe you could advise me on how to do it myself?
    I like Hare's mask fur for hotspots on nymphs and wets, but I've never found a really bright orange as yet.

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    Default Re: Anybody tried dyeing Hare's masks Bright Orange?

    I've done an unbleached mask to chartreuse and it came out a dream. The lighter colors really pop with chart, and the darker fibers add the contrast. I'd recommend just going with a lighter shade mask and trying it out. Use the acid dyes - davie mc phail has a video on dyeing to sunburst - copy that video with your dye of choice.
    Eunan

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    Default Re: Anybody tried dyeing Hare's masks Bright Orange?

    Quote Originally Posted by s fontinalis View Post
    I've done an unbleached mask to chartreuse and it came out a dream. The lighter colors really pop with chart, and the darker fibers add the contrast. I'd recommend just going with a lighter shade mask and trying it out. Use the acid dyes - davie mc phail has a video on dyeing to sunburst - copy that video with your dye of choice.
    Any chance you could post a photo of the Chartreuse mask?
    I do have an unbleached mask dyed a subdued orange, but it's basically Brown with orange flecks in it. Perfect for most of the stuff I want, but I'd love some super spiky hot orange. Just colour, colour, colour.
    Last edited by richfish1; 27-11-2018 at 02:03 AM.

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    Default Re: Anybody tried dyeing Hare's masks Bright Orange?

    Quote Originally Posted by s fontinalis View Post
    I've done an unbleached mask to chartreuse and it came out a dream. The lighter colors really pop with chart, and the darker fibers add the contrast. I'd recommend just going with a lighter shade mask and trying it out. Use the acid dyes - davie mc phail has a video on dyeing to sunburst - copy that video with your dye of choice.
    Many thanks for the PM and E-mail, very useful links. Should be sorted now Anybody tried dyeing Hare's masks Bright Orange?Anybody tried dyeing Hare's masks Bright Orange?

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    Default Re: Anybody tried dyeing Hare's masks Bright Orange?

    A white hare,s mask can't be hard to find, some hares are white through the winter.

    Mountain hares are in season just now August to February ask in the shooting page, im sure you'll find one.

    Al
    Last edited by speytime; 27-11-2018 at 11:13 AM.

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    Default Re: Anybody tried dyeing Hare's masks Bright Orange?

    Rich, have you considered blending some "dyed" material, such as "Scruffy-dub" (which I know is squirrel based !) with short/clipped fibres of Globrite yarn (not the floss) or s.l.f./antron/similar ? I'd do this in a screw top coffee jar with cold water, rather than a blender though as the latter will cause the man made fibres to overheat & turn into brown blobs rather than stay as they were intended.

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    Default Re: Anybody tried dyeing Hare's masks Bright Orange?

    I see you are sorted on this, good guys on the forum! If there is a next time I would start with a very light natural or bleached hares mask and use Veniard's hot or fluorescent orange dye. Nature's Spirit is worth a look, I have used theirs before with good results.
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