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Old 13-01-2018, 02:49 PM
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Sooty olive is a handy shade to have in your box,I think the orange tail sets it off nicely...

Hook B-175 10
Body Sooty olive seal fur (midlander)
Rib Medium mirage/fine silver wire
Body Hackle Sooty Olive saddle (IFS)
Shoulder White mallard flank dyed sooty olive
Head Black roe deer
Tail No7 Glo-brite overlaid with sooty mallard flank
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Old 13-01-2018, 02:53 PM
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Sooty Olive is one of my favourite colours for top of the water fishing. That is a cracking muddler Jimmy.
Do you dye your own feathers? I want to dye a half saddle sooty olive and wondered what the dye blend was.

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Old 13-01-2018, 02:58 PM
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That's another belter jimmy . That's a sure fish catcher bud. I'm going to add this one to the muddler box now .

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This one is a keeper to my eyes. Nicely done sir.
Sooty Olive is another shade that I am still having issues with in the dye pot...
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Sooty Olive is one of my favourite colours for top of the water fishing. That is a cracking muddler Jimmy.
Do you dye your own feathers? I want to dye a half saddle sooty olive and wondered what the dye blend was.

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Thanks Rich, I do dye much of my own stuff yes ,increasingly so nowadays.Only the shoulder hackle on this one though.My good friend Alex Ferguson gave me the seal fur and I bought a superb saddle from Sam McGowan..I reckon it was originally a furnace which he dyed sooty for me. As you will undoubtedly already know,the material you start off with has a huge bearing on the final result..

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This one is a keeper to my eyes. Nicely done sir.
Sooty Olive is another shade that I am still having issues with in the dye pot...
Thanks Darwin...I’m no expert but I managed to get a passable sooty on that white mallard by using a 5-2 mix of veniards olive dun and jacquard jet black.
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Very, very nice indeed Jimmy....
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Old 13-01-2018, 05:09 PM
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Thanks Darwin...I’m no expert but I managed to get a passable sooty on that white mallard by using a 5-2 mix of veniards olive dun and jacquard jet black.
Cheers. Olive dun is a new one to me, you did a good job with it.
My best success on feathers was medium or dark olive over dyed with olive brown and a touch of black. For dubbing I blend different colours and try to get close to Frankie McPhillips. All still works in progress.
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Don't get much better than that, cracking fly Jimmy.
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Love it , how are you getting such well packed deerhair heads!
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Shes a beaut !
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