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 Post subject: Re: dubbing brush thingy
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:52 pm 
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Brown Trout

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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?


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 Post subject: Re: dubbing brush thingy
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:24 pm 
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Stone-Man wrote:
.... If I stepped on somebody's toes or egos here .. sorry

JT



Hey JT- did someone hack your account? Or did hell freeze over (it has been a cold winter)? :P :twisted: :o

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 Post subject: Re: dubbing brush thingy
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:40 am 
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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?


Poly yarn comes in lots of colors, and long strands can be hand-blended to create multi-tones. Sooooo.....Take a strand of poly yarn and tie it on by the tip like....well, like yarn. twist it a bit so it resembles a rope. Now wrap the rope around the shank. You'll see how it looks segmented. If you want a flatter look, just wrap it like you would floss.

It floats great, looks great in profile, comes in lots of colors, and is almost indestructible. I'll show y'all this at L & T if you don't have any in yer kit.

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 Post subject: Re: dubbing brush thingy
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:55 am 
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Hey JT- did someone hack your account? Or did hell freeze over (it has been a cold winter)? :P :twisted: :o[/quote]

Red .... Too Funny !!

Guys,
All I am saying is that since we are not dubbing dry's anymore-----just dubbing nymphs and if they look a little ratty .. That's fine. The buggier a nymph looks,the better it fishes

JT

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 Post subject: Re: dubbing brush thingy
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:26 am 
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I'm not gonna bother dubbing a dry either JT...oh & speakin of floating dry-fly bodies, have you guys dubbed cattail-down (from the plant, not from JT's litter 'o runts...)? It does work, & you can't sink the stuff...

Anyway I like dubbing-twisters. I made a big one for meat flies. Gigantic meat flies. I designed it in 2004, then bought the stuff for it at Lowe's in 2005, & then Todd helped me put it together around 2009; then I started using it a couple months ago...what's the hurry? Mine uses a drill. I use some kind of gold wire that stretches quite a bit before it breaks. Think it might be beading wire.

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The upper 2 flies are the first ones I tried using the first brushes I made; since then I've made some much bigger & better ones...

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Who wants to go chase some big stripers or musky?


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 Post subject: Re: dubbing brush thingy
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:20 pm 
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sweet stuff Maniac!

JT- I hear you on the yarn and will get a tutorial from Jule at L & T!

I was looking for something to tie up big dries like Maniac, bushy, bushy streamers.

I ended up getting on of those from the guy on ebay, should be here by the end of the week!

See you guys in a few days!

pt

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 Post subject: Re: dubbing brush thingy
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:46 pm 
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Holy **** ! Maniac....I gotta ask....does that wiggle minnow work...or have ya even tried it out yet?? Thats crazy man :lol:

JT...I'm with these guys....I want em' for blending flash into streamer hair and stuff like that....I have'nt hardly tied a fly smaller than 2" in I don't know when.

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 Post subject: Re: dubbing brush thingy
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:10 pm 
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Good info. Wasn't in the market for a dubbing brush, but glad I don't need one either :D

Awesome streamers Maniac!

Poly Yarn seems to make sense for dries, will look forward to trying it out.


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 Post subject: Re: dubbing brush thingy
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:49 pm 
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Dangnation, Maniac! Those flies are bigger than most of the fish I catch.... :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: dubbing brush thingy
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:07 pm 
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Peter.....The twister you bought will do the brushes like Scott's. Takes a little longer, and a little different technique, but you can do it. It's easy.

Dubbing with cattail fluff???? Scott.... you just ain't right. Vegan dubbing!

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