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Dying Feathered Hooks

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I just bought 30 inline spinners for smallmouth fishing. These are the best inline spinners I've used. They seemed to be on clearance and even the manufacturer site doesn't list them so they may be discontinued. I'm thinking of picking up even more and be set for life :).

Problem is all of them have black feathers on the treble hook. White with a splash of red is usually my go to color for feathers. They don't have anymore whites in stock. So is there any dyes that people use for this? Also would I dip the whole treble hook in as I don't ever want to untie and retie, if it's even possible.

Any suggestions would be great. I tried to do a search and nothing came up. Even searches google.

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I, tried dying years ago, and if I recall you cannot go from black to white, but you can go the other way. I believe that everyone starts with white and then they dye to the color they want. Not 100% sure though.

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I just thought of this, but maybe try bleach. Maybe that would work I don't know?????? It might make it much lighter in color.

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You can dye feathers but Cadman is correct, you can't dye black, in fact I don't think any dyed colors can be done over with a good result. If you know someone who ties flies or jigs ask them to do them over with white and red, easy enough.

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Eventually if you are particular enough about tackle you'll get a cheap flytying vise and thread and simple tools- if nothing else you can make your own feathered trebles instead of paying a buck a piece, and in situations like yours you'd just cut off the black on most of them and re-tie with what you want.

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I just thought of this, but maybe try bleach. Maybe that would work I don't know?????? It might make it much lighter in color.

I tried bleach but it didn't do anything. Maybe I'm not using the right bleach?

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I tried bleach but it didn't do anything. Maybe I'm not using the right bleach?

I had a feeling it wouldn't do anything. I honestly don't have any solutions for you other than get white feathers and tie new ones on. Good Luck.

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Yeah I have already found a source on eBay that sells the inline spinners I'm looking for that has white n red feathers. It's $1 more a piece but still well below retail so I'm just going to take that plunge and buy a bunch and be set for a long time. Thanks everyone for the tip. If anyone has more suggestions feel free to add them because I still have a bunch of brown/black feathered spinners that I would like to dye a bright color.

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If bleach didn't do anything, you're probably stuck with the stock color. I'd be concerned about it corroding the hook anyway. You could try hydrogen peroxide. Another long shot option would be professional carpet cleaning spotters; there are some that are specifically designed to remove acid dye stains like Kool-Aid, but they are expensive and again, probably not as strong as normal household bleach. 

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Yeah it'll be interesting to see if the hooks get corroded since I won't be able to use them until March. I only dipped one feathered treble hook so that one will be my test dummy.

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