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Old 07-11-2011, 08:57 PM
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Default Creating Dubbing Brushes

Recently I discovered a new technique (to me) and I am trying it out with limited success. There is this one pattern called the Sleeze Burger tied by Kris Keller that I am attempting to tie. Here is a link to a youtube video.

My problem is that Im not getting the rabbit to flare out like he does. I was just curious if anyone on here was using one and had any tips for me.

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Cool fly indeed.

On the flaring, your problem might be that the rabbit strip you're using doesn't have enough fur on it. It looks like he's using a "magnum" strip, which is 1/4" wide instead of 1/8".

A skinnier strip will definitely make for a more sparse dubbing brush.
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I'd agree with cliff. To get a good Rabbit fur brush it realy takes a lot of hair.
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Default Re: Creating Dubbing Brushes

Alright Ill give some magnums a try. I think another problem I am having is when I cut the hair from the hide. The butt ends of the hair need to be just through the wire. If they are to far through it wont end up flaring out it will just ball up. What I am going to try is place a piece of double sided tape on top of the wood and place the rabbit strip on that to hold it in place.
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Alright Ill give some magnums a try. I think another problem I am having is when I cut the hair from the hide. The butt ends of the hair need to be just through the wire. If they are to far through it wont end up flaring out it will just ball up. What I am going to try is place a piece of double sided tape on top of the wood and place the rabbit strip on that to hold it in place.
I'd try waxing the wire first. Most fly shops will sell "dubbing wax", and I'm told moustache wax is exactly the same stuff.

I think sharp scissors and steady hands are key as well.
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