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#12240924 - 05/11/17 09:03 AM Dying braid?
Nick From Minnesota Offline
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Registered: 03/23/11
Posts: 102
Loc: Blaine, MN
Anyone know how to dye moss green braid (powerPro) to a higher viz? It is getting harder and harder for me to see my line during certain parts of the day and I have 30 reels with braid on them.

I tried dipping it in JJ's magic and its a no-go. Worth a shot right?

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#12240930 - 05/11/17 09:10 AM Re: Dying braid? [Re: Nick From Minnesota]
David Burton Online   confused
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1962
Loc: McKinney, TX
Do you need to dye the whole spool, or just an indicator section of line? A Sharpie works to make the line black, so don't see why it wouldn't work in a different color...

Try dip-n-dye, or just go to a craft store and buy some shirt dye (tie-dye setups).
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#12241011 - 05/11/17 09:45 AM Re: Dying braid? [Re: Nick From Minnesota]
Rodslinger Offline
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Registered: 01/12/17
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Loc: North Louisiana
I have one of those thick permanent markers that I cut a groove in that I run the last few feet of braid through to dye it black. It works for what I need it for and I just use it as needed.

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#12241262 - 05/11/17 12:00 PM Re: Dying braid? [Re: Nick From Minnesota]
B.Hollingshead Offline
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Registered: 03/11/09
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Loc: ft.worth
I use green or black big sharpie, with a cut line down the middle like stated above. Only mark about the first 6ft
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#12241263 - 05/11/17 12:00 PM Re: Dying braid? [Re: Nick From Minnesota]
tejasbass Offline
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Registered: 12/20/05
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Loc: Lewisville, TX
Go the opposite direction. Buy high vis yellow and dye the first 4 feet dark green with a Sharpie...

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#12241384 - 05/11/17 01:11 PM Re: Dying braid? [Re: Nick From Minnesota]
Big Swimbait Offline
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Get a bottle of Spike It scent in chartreuse (or any color you want). Thread your braid thru an old lead slip sinker, hold the tag end & drop the sinker in the bottle. Now pull thru however much braid you want to dye. You now have color & scent. You're welcome.
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#12241838 - 05/11/17 06:51 PM Re: Dying braid? [Re: Nick From Minnesota]
Fast Lane Offline
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Registered: 07/24/06
Posts: 5786
Loc: Tyler, texas
You should be able to feel the bite....your using braid.

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#12241853 - 05/11/17 07:00 PM Re: Dying braid? [Re: Nick From Minnesota]
JIM SR. Online   sick
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
Try this, look for a bleach pen, I think Clorox sells them. Might turn the line white..might not.

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#12242466 - 05/12/17 06:49 AM Re: Dying braid? [Re: Nick From Minnesota]
bluebonnet2 Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
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good morning,

spiderwire, CAMO.............ebay,,,,,,,,,,,,,love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! never lost a fish or have any breakage.....

easy for me to see, bifocals and 71....just saying

good luck,
PURA VIDA,
bluebonnet2

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#12242473 - 05/12/17 06:59 AM Re: Dying braid? [Re: tejasbass]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1550
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: tejasbass
Go the opposite direction. Buy high vis yellow and dye the first 4 feet dark green with a Sharpie...


tejasbass has it correct, I think. Spool on a high vis yellow braid, then if you fish it straight with no leader tied on, just use a marker to dye a length equal to a short leader. 4 to 8 ft should do the trick.

If you tie on a fluoro leader, put your Sharpie away. No alterations are necessary.

Brad

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#12242993 - 05/12/17 01:16 PM Re: Dying braid? [Re: Rodslinger]
redskeeter190 Offline
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Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 1795
Loc: Knoxville, TN
Originally Posted By: Rodslinger
I have one of those thick permanent markers that I cut a groove in that I run the last few feet of braid through to dye it black. It works for what I need it for and I just use it as needed.

this works for me.....been doing it for a number of years.....

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#12245100 - 05/14/17 12:55 PM Re: Dying braid? [Re: Nick From Minnesota]
Kat-man-do Offline
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Registered: 07/16/01
Posts: 3813
Loc: Round Rock, Texas USA
OP says he has 30 reels spooled with the braid in question. I don't think he wants to change it out. I like the ideas of the permanent markers and the trick with the slip sinker/spike it dye.

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