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Dyeing Hackle #13907431 03/02/21 03:08 AM
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Needed some purple, don't have any purple. So I dyed a small batch with some purple Kool Aid

Warmed up the Kool aid a bit, hackle soaked up the purple pretty good cheers

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I could have helped you with that! thumb Looks good! Have you let it sit in water after to see if it stays or leaches? Have seen several people talk about using kool aid!

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Originally Posted by fridays86
I could have helped you with that! thumb Looks good! Have you let it sit in water after to see if it stays or leaches? Have seen several people talk about using kool aid!



Yes Sir cheers I should have just ordered sone of your custom hackle..


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Koolaid works but how colorfast it remains depends on the flavor. Orange and pinks seem to stay without fading too much. It also depends if the feathers have been bleached or if they are completely natural. I used to do a mess of grizzly dry fly hackle for October Caddis patterns back in the day.

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Originally Posted by Bones72
Koolaid works but how colorfast it remains depends on the flavor. Orange and pinks seem to stay without fading too much. It also depends if the feathers have been bleached or if they are completely natural. I used to do a mess of grizzly dry fly hackle for October Caddis patterns back in the day.



I soaked a few piece for 24 hours. Color stayed with just a hint of leaching.

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That’s good. Look like I know where to get fresh veggies I about 60 days

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Kool aid works to dye bucktails too

Ghost peppers flame flame flame too hot for me! Pequin is my favorite

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Originally Posted by gar1970
Kool aid works to dye bucktails too

Ghost peppers flame flame flame too hot for me! Pequin is my favorite


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They grow wild out here. Got lots of mocking birds germinating the seeds for me pollo




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i've done kool aid and vinegar on buck tails with no leeching

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