(Not quite) Picric Muddler

scottp

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The deer hair, being greyish in color, came much closer to what I was hoping for. Makes sense; grey + yellow = olive. The dubbing was from a piece of grey rabbit, which, like the deer, has a more olive cast to it.
Guess I could fish it as a green drake if I dropped down to a #10, or a Skwala, even though they’re more of a dirty motor oil color on the rivers I fish (the trout are even dumber than usual in early spring and don’t seem to mind the difference).

hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Uni 6/0 light olive
tail - bleached pheasant rump dyed nq picric (2 Tsp Rit Lemon Yellow, 1/4 Tsp Rit Neon Green/2 cups water)
rib - small wire gold
body - dubbing nq picric (dark)
body hackle - grizzly dyed nq picric
shoulder - pheasant rump dyed nq picric
head/collar - deer hair dyed nq picric

Regards,
Scott
 

Wee Jimmy

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Well I would say the jury is out on it being NQP Scott but that’s a lovely shade you’ve got, on the deer hair especially...👍
 

Wee Jimmy

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Fair enough; something I’ll keep working on.

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Scott
I didn’t mean it in a negative way Scott, I’d say your results are bang on. The Picric myth is just that, it’s only a yellow dye after all.The results will depend on the materials we are dying with it as much as anything else, the same as any other dye...👍
 

scottp

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Jimmy,

Constructive criticism is always welcome; I really appreciate your input.

Regards,
Scott
 
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