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    Lately I've been tying some Soft Hackles and Irish Style Wets. For what I have in mind I need some blue soft hackle type feathers. Does anyone know where I might find them in size 10 or 12?
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    Lotech,

    What shade of blue are you looking for? If it's a lighter blue. you could dye some white (or grizzly) hen feathers using sugar-free blueberry Kool-Aid and some white vinegar.

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    Alberto

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    I'm looking for a darker blue and on some Guinea Fowl. But I'm not really that picky.
    Quote Originally Posted by Alberto View Post
    Lotech,

    What shade of blue are you looking for? If it's a lighter blue. you could dye some white (or grizzly) hen feathers using sugar-free blueberry Kool-Aid and some white vinegar.

    Regards,

    Alberto
    Where you go is less important than how you take the steps.
    Fish with a Friend,
    Lotech Joe


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    Check around some fly shops and/or online. I've got a pack of dyed fluorescent blue guinea feathers.

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    Try White Fox Fur and Feather Co. - (Google them) they have an Etsy site. I purchased a nice blue starling skin from them, through Bob Marriott's, that has dark feathers large enough for #10 & #12 soft hackles. They are in Pemberton, MN...(507) 869-3877...


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    hen hackle?



    dyed guinea fowl?

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