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Old 05-29-2010, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Fly2Fish View Post
Some good advice here . . . any suggestions for using dubbing tools for really small flies (22x & smaller)?
Hi,

I stopped messing with real bodies on tiny flies awhile back. I just make the bodies with whatever silk I am tying with. Crude I know but they seemed to work fine and were much easier to make.

As for dubbing bodies; even those thick bodies on my steelhead flies are made with a single strand of tying thread and a generous rubbing of Overtons Wonder Wax. Crude I know but I have been twisting hair and fur unto a single strand with wax applied since I tied my first Hare's Ear Nymph and I still do it the same way.

I have often referred to myself as both a dinosaur and a caveman in regard to keeping up with new trends in fishing and tying. I know I am missing the boat sometimes but I also am the Grand Imperial Poohbah of the If it ain't broke, don't fix it club.

Ard
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