I want to tie some small dry flies in some funky colors, lavender, rose, light purple, sky blue... and obviously, those colors aren't marketed. Has anyone tried coloring hackle with Sharpies, Copic markers, etc. and what's your experience been with those?
(Float issues, colors running, etc.) I bought a couple markers to try, but the season is pretty much done for dry flies around here now. I thought about dyes, but that would be overkill because I really want maybe 3 or 4 flies for each color to start out.
Anyone ever experiment like that?