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Old 01-15-2012, 03:46 PM
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Does anyone have any experience using dubbing loop. I want to tie a Hares Ear Nymph next, but have no dubbing wax. I saw a technique using a dubbing loop, but it wasn't very concise in its directions.
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just wet your thread.

I seldom use wax and only use dubbing loops for CDC or Marabou dubbing.
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just wet your thread.

I seldom use wax and only use dubbing loops for CDC or Marabou dubbing.
Excuse my ignorance....but what is CDC?
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You can use can lots of things besides dubbing wax. Anything tacky.
Lip balm would be good. I use bee's wax.
Dubbing loops are good for when you want 'fuzzy' rather than tight dubbing... big difference. For a hair's ear, you want fuzzy
To make a loop, you need a hook with weight. A paper clip bent with just a short hook to go over the thread works fine. Weight the bottom with a large splitshot.
Run a section of thread with your bobbin down where you want the dubbing to begin. Put your new tool inand run the thread back up to where you started and make a couple of wraps to hold it in place. Bring the thread forward.
Then just open the space between the loop legs and evenly and sparsely spread out the dubbing. Spin to twist the loop tight (but not too tight)
Wrap it forward. Rather than make the dubbing too thick to begin with it's better to wrap over it a second time or even a third.
When you have enough, secure the end of the loop with the bobbin thread and cut off the excess.

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cdc feathers - Google Search

And a tutorial using CDC.
Classic Salmon and Trout Flies of Europe and the Americas


Sorry, don't mean to hijack your thread, but since you asked...
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And a tutorial using CDC.
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Default Re: Dubbing Loops

If you have a glue stick that would work for touch dubbing. Most of the time you don't need wax though.
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I've always waxed when I dub, it's how I learned. For a long time I used the chunk of wax that came with my kit. It was OK, much like candle wax, which you could use. Now I use Wapsi premium dubbing wax. It's much stickier and works better. Since I have very dry skin, I smoosh a tiny bit on my dubbing fingers, too. It helps a lot.
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Does anyone have any experience using dubbing loop. I want to tie a Hares Ear Nymph next, but have no dubbing wax. I saw a technique using a dubbing loop, but it wasn't very concise in its directions.

I never use wax other than for touch dubbing because any tacky substance makes it difficult to reposition materials in the loop or on the thread. It takes more practice but it is faster to not use wax.

You might want to pick up a spinning loop tool or make one from a sinker and a shepherd's crook.

Here are more precise instructions:

http://fishfliesandwater.com/2011/12...-a-foxxy-worm/

You can see the shepherd's crook tool here. A wire shepherd's crook or even a thick paperclip and a teardrop sinker will make a spinning tool.

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