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chrisfrank

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Dyeing grubs
« on: Apr 18, 2004, 03:29 PM »
Did you know you can dye light colored soft plastics?  just soak them in a small dish for a half hour with a little water and a few drops of food coloring.  I cant normally find the color combos i like, so i'll die tails on my yellow, white, or clear grubs.   It doesnt give the intense colors of store bought colored plastics, but i think it looks a little more natural.

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Re: Dyeing grubs
« Reply #1 on: Apr 18, 2004, 08:28 PM »
This is a great tool.  If you don't want the mess of food coloring, there is a product available in many tackle shops and the big catalogues/stores too called Dip n Glo.  Chartreuse, pink, blue, black, pumpkin, red are a few colors that are available.  I always carry chartreuse with me on every trip.  A fishing guide that I once hired on the Lower Potomac, Glenn Peacock, once had a saying that sticks with me to this day, "If it ain't chartreuse, it ain't no use."  In many of the waters that I fish, chartreuse is a great color and the dye will work on all but the darkest of plastics.  It's pretty bright on some colors too!

chrisfrank

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Re: Dyeing grubs
« Reply #2 on: Apr 18, 2004, 08:58 PM »
Sounds like thats a lot less messy and faster. i'll have to pick some of that up. thanks

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Re: Dyeing grubs
« Reply #3 on: Apr 18, 2004, 10:56 PM »
CF, are you in the Baltimore area?  If so, Bass Pro has it.  It's about $3.50 per bottle I think.

chrisfrank

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Re: Dyeing grubs
« Reply #4 on: Apr 18, 2004, 11:11 PM »
Yeah i'm down in pasadena.  i was just up a basspro today too.  wish i posted this yesterday.  think i'm going to rent a boat on loch raven tmw, maybe i'll stop by there on the way.

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Re: Dyeing grubs
« Reply #5 on: Apr 19, 2004, 12:39 PM »
I use the "Spike It" brand with good results.  It has a garlic scent and boy is it strong!  :o
May your doorknobs smell of fish!!

TroutFishingBear

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Re: Dyeing grubs
« Reply #6 on: Apr 21, 2004, 06:01 PM »
This is a little off topic, but sometimes smelly jelly works on the jigs as well. Especially when the fish are finicky

chrisfrank

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Re: Dyeing grubs
« Reply #7 on: Apr 22, 2004, 07:17 AM »
jelly as in peanutbutter and jelly?

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Re: Dyeing grubs
« Reply #8 on: Apr 24, 2004, 11:05 PM »
jelly as in peanutbutter and jelly?

no, it's a product called "smelly jelly"

jmasotto

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Re: Dyeing grubs
« Reply #9 on: Jun 04, 2004, 11:05 PM »
 ??? How do you dye only the tail of the grub i have done this before but could not avoid dyeing the whole grub >:( any tips???

TJ

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Re: Dyeing grubs
« Reply #10 on: Sep 02, 2004, 03:20 PM »
??? How do you dye only the tail of the grub i have done this before but could not avoid dyeing the whole grub >:( any tips???

Try wrapping a piece of masking tape at the point you want the dye to end.
The tape should absorb most of the dye, but you will see some bleeding.
A rag tied in the same position will also work.
This should work but have not tried it yet: Vasaline or cold cream may stop
the dye from advancing also.

 



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