Fly Fishing Forum - Reply to Topic
>> Archive: Warmwater Gamefish Flies Freshwater Bass, pike, muskie?!?

Thread: Dying Soft Tanned Hides Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options
Rate Thread
If you like, you can add a score for this thread.

Topic Review (Newest First)
03-27-2003 08:57 PM
FrenchCreek Good News: It can be done!
Other news: It takes a fair amount of work.
Best bet is to look up "tanning" in any book that deals with taxidermy.
If you live in a larger city where there is a furrier, ask them and they can generally guide you along the process.
The way I do it is that after the dye has been set I squeegie the skins and remove all the wetness that I can, then I pin the skins on a piece of drywall/wallboard/rockboard and let them dry to about 90%. Skin up hair on the board.
Then I start a quick dry with a hair blower and last I "break" the skin over a piece of oak board that I fashioned with a semi circle at the top. Breaking means rubbing the skin side on the board like you do when shinning shoes. The edges will likely need to be cut off since they get harder as they dry from the heat of rubing back & forth.
03-24-2003 06:52 PM
Quentin You may be able to get some info from the saltwater board. There was a discussion about dying feathers -- maybe some of the members know about dying fur as well. Good luck!

Q
03-22-2003 02:18 PM
Dble Haul I'm sorry Don, but I've never tried this.....maybe someone else can step up and give you some help.

Good luck, and let us know if you get a handle on it.
03-21-2003 04:36 PM
smallmouth
Dying Soft Tanned Hides

I did some Koolaid dying of patches of fur I wanted to make zonker strips from. The colouration worked great but the soft leather was turned brittle rendering the fur useless for cutting into strips and making me glad that I had only tried dying test patches rather than the whole skin. Any suggestions? Has anyone else tried this? I know rabbit strips from the shop are relatively inexpensive but I have a couple of other hides that could provide excellent strips.
Thanks!

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)