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  1. #1
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    Jul 2011
    Philadelphia Pa

    Default Jenny Lind - Dyed in the kitchen and survived

    So I've wanted to tie this fly for a LONG time, but the scarcity of purple quills kinda hindered my progress.
    This past weekend decided to give dyeing a go, and convince the wife to let me do it in the kitchen, since there really was no other way to get it done.

    I had some old white duck quills that I picked up at the craft store for a buck, so I got to dyeing.
    I used jacquard acid dye, lilac color, with the very scientific measurement of two finger taps on the jar to get the dye into the melting pot.
    Just water at a near boil, the dye and then the quills, once I saw they had taken the dye, dropped in (again scientifically) a splash of vinegar and let them go for another few mins.

    All told, the process took about 15 mins, including heating up the water and letting the quills dye up.

    The result is this
    Two nice lilac duck quills, ready for tying

    And herrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeee'sssss Jenny (See what I did there??)


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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Pocono Lake , Pennsylvania

    Default Re: Jenny Lind - Dyed in the kitchen and survived

    Wow !!! Brilliant color!!
    "I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
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  4. #3
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    Apr 2009
    Languedoc/near montpellier
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    Default Re: Jenny Lind - Dyed in the kitchen and survived

    Beautiful Eunanthese flies could decorate the" Folies Bergeres" dancersCreated a purple streamer long ago...a friend of mine named it the Bishop

  5. #4
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    Mar 2008
    Pinedale, WY
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    Default Re: Jenny Lind - Dyed in the kitchen and survived

    Eunan: Very nice, the color set on those feathers really came out nice!

  6. #5
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    Sep 2006
    Manning, S. C. (formerly MD)

    Default Re: Jenny Lind - Dyed in the kitchen and survived

    Eunan, you got skills man!
    Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!

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