Silver holographic problem

11foot5

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I’ve been adding silver holographic tinsel strips into the wings of some flys and it works well Except! it turns black ish after one or two outings, losing all the effect. You wouldn’t notice it against a black wing! Anybody else ever experience this?
 

pentlandflyman

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What brand are you using ? Never had that problem. I've had the holographic coating starting to come off after a few fish but never turning black, if I'm using it on bodies I always varnish it.
 

11foot5

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Sorry Rob, the label fell off the spoil end a long time ago so can’t say what brand it is unfortunately. M thinking along the lines you’ve suggested......dye from the marabou or just poor quality stuff. I’m going to tie a body with it to see if it reacts in the same way......maybe just a wee hackled wet fly to see what happens:) Thanks guys for the quick replies, much appreciated
 
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