Bitter Blank Recipes?
Hello- I have been tying up some bonefish bitters for a trip to the Bahamas in a few weeks, and am having a hell of a time getting some of the colors right on the bitters blanks. I have been using five minute epoxy mixed with various mixtures of food coloring. It works great, but I can't seem to get two colors right- a light amber and a light brown. Several times I thought I had the right shade of brown, but then it changed to dark green as the epoxy hardened as oxidized. As you can tell, I'm a tad anal about the quality of the ties. Anyone have any recipes for the right mixture to get these colors, or possibly another method of coloring the epoxy? Enjoy the site and appreciate the help. By the way Striblue, the archived fly patterns have been killer- I've pimped out a few of them. Thanks for the great ties and instructions.
Last edited by Geordie Shanks; 01-05-2005 at 04:38 PM.