12-16-2013, 02:57 PM
Re: dubbing wax
Originally Posted by ctshooter
This is my first exposure to wax for dubbing, I have always just twisted it on the thread and moved on.
Is there a specific reason to use it, or a pattern that would be better served with wax?
like i said in my original post, i dont normally use wax but there are some unruly dubbings that just need a swipe of wax to hold it onto the tying thread. seal fur or ice dubbing for example.
some tyers use cobblers wax on silk threads
some tyers wax their thread prior to making the whip finish knot
Stick to buying flies....it's a lot cheaper
Poor quality materials are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.
YOUR way is not the ONLY way when tying flies!
Fly tyers can be masters of making things complicated!
You're only limited by lack of imagination. Be creative, experiment.