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Old 12-16-2013, 12:36 PM
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i dont always use dubbing wax, but when i do, i want a sticky wax!

overtons wax is dead so lets not open old wounds!

so, whats your preference in dubbing wax?
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I use some wax I got from J. Stockard. Not sure I love it. I'll be interested in the responses on this one. I love the look of dubbed flies and I am sure there is something much better than what I am currently using.
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Default Re: dubbing wax

cobblers wax is the tackiest wax you'll find....various
Hard and tacky (medium wax) - 7:2:1 Pine rosin:Beeswax: oil (Tallow or castor, canola or olive)
Softer and slightly less tacky (winter Wax) 6:2:1
Hard and tacky Summer wax 7:2:2

Make it yourself. Heres how
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I use waspi or beeswax
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Default Re: dubbing wax

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?

I cast bullets and have a bullet lube that is a nasty sticky stuff that would probably serve the same purpose?
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cobblers wax is the tackiest wax you'll find....various
Hard and tacky (medium wax) - 7:2:1 Pine rosin:Beeswax: oil (Tallow or castor, canola or olive)
Softer and slightly less tacky (winter Wax) 6:2:1
Hard and tacky Summer wax 7:2:2

Make it yourself. Heres how
I have tons
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There is an answer that I will definitely give a try.
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Default Re: dubbing wax

i'm not a do-it-yourselfer (but i appreciate those who diy) so how about sticking (get it sticking ) to some store bought brands

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I have tons
thats exactly what i dont want

i'm 61 and dont have much shelf life left so i'm only looking for a tube of wax
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Default Re: dubbing wax

I've never tried dubbing wax and often wondered if it's worth buying. If you want tacky, why not try a wax toilet bowl ring? . You'll get a lifetime supply for only a couple bucks.
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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
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I can send you one of those stick if you want. shoot me a PM with your details
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