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 Post subject: Re: dubbing brush thingy
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:37 pm 
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Brown Trout

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Christensen wrote:
Stone-Man wrote:
Dubbing a dry is OUT OF PLACE NOW !! Antiquedated !! Floating Poly Yarn is the real deal now.


OK, not the sharpest tool in the shed here, but what exactly are you doing with floating poly yarn to replace dubbing? And how can you get the colors you want?



Have you seen the yarn section in AC Moore? Just get 100% poly. I have a oil dropper that I use to add some silicone waterproofing just for kicks. I can get as close as I need on 99% of the flies I tie. Which really is not that many. And for the fish I am going for, being off a few shades does not even matter. :D

For thick flies use the entire piece of yarn or for size 12. Size 14-16 I pull the large piece of yard apart into 3-4 sections and use the individual sections. I have enough to last a lifetime for $5 or less per color! Been doing it for a couple years.


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 Post subject: Re: dubbing brush thingy
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:52 pm 
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overbrook wrote:
Holy **** ! Maniac....I gotta ask....does that wiggle minnow work...or have ya even tried it out yet??


He hasn't tried becuase I stole it(seriously). I had a musky roll on it.

Jule..."vegan dubbing" that made me spit tea out.


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 Post subject: Re: dubbing brush thingy
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:50 pm 
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I got me one of these "turbo twisters" on the way....I'm anxious to give it a whirl.

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 Post subject: Re: dubbing brush thingy
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:10 pm 
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Well...my turbo dubbing twister arrived a while back...and I just gave it a try...I gotta say I was'nt at all happy with the results....I used some select craft fur and flash...and the brassie wire as suggested....I spun it out...until the wire broke....thought everything was going as planned...but then as I tried to put the brush to use....the material just fell out! :twisted:

Anybody have experience with these?? do I need to use a heavier wire so that I can twist it tighter before it breaks?? Do certain materials not lend themselves well to this process?? Can I get my money back?? :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: dubbing brush thingy
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:48 pm 
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Man, the last time I had a 'turbo twister' was on R & R in...Aw, what the hell, it was a long time ago. :?


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