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Dyeing and Bleaching Natural Fly-tying Materials [Hardcover]

A.K. Best

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The second edition of this book focuses on one of the most crucial aspects of the fly tyer's art: colour control. It is a practical handbook by one of America's finest and most respected professional fly tyers. A.K. Best explores the equipment and supplies needed for accurate and safe dyeing and bleaching - most of them commonly available. Then he covers such subjects as: body feathers; deer and elk hair; furs; dye recipes; stripping quills; bucktails; calf and squirrel tails; bleaching; colour removal; and fur blending. Best's new material in this second edition augments the original with over a decade of new tips, techniques and refinement. "Dyeing and Bleaching" is a useful book for all fly tyers who want more precise colours for their fly patterns.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Dyeing and Bleaching for natural fly material is Great 14 Dec 2007
By M. Fontanella - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you ever thought that you might be interested in this topic, this is the book. Easy to understand and lots of great tips to get started and continue on.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dyeing and Bleaching 6 July 2009
By J. Horrer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you plan to try your own dyeing and bleaching of furs and feathers than you need this book it will save you a lot of time and trouble and cut the learning curve down to nothing. it tells you just what you need and how to mix the dyes and how to prep the fur (like it tells you to soak the fur or feather in water for a while before dyeing, I have never read that any place else and it helped) so lots of information and tips
if I had purchased this book frist I would have save the cost on failed fur dyeing.
I rate this a 5 star must have book
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Way Through the Woods 12 Jan 2010
By Magilla - Published on Amazon.com
A.K. Best, long known as one of the premier technical fly tyers, has penned a work that allows the average fly tyer, with minimal amounts of training and materials, a way of achieving necessary or needed colors in common feathers and furs used in fly tying.

Best, in his own straight forward technical way, takes the reader from step to step in the preparation, bleaching, dyeing and final processing of a number of common fly tying materials. The steps are clear and the text is laced with a number of "common sense" ideas which may not be immediately apparent to the novice (or intermediate for that matter) tyer.

A must-read for anyone going beyond the initial amateur stages of fly tying.
5.0 out of 5 stars Dyeing 9 May 2014
By Charles Cooney - Published on Amazon.com
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for a person that is looking for more way to make changes in there tying. this book will let you think out side the box. New color are great,do it your self
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book is great...BUT 6 Feb 2013
By Ken - Published on Amazon.com
The book is very informative...and because of that I will keep the book...but my only beef with it is this, I paid substantially more than the cover price for this book...and I think that this is unfair.
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