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Old 04-06-2009, 04:23 PM
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My dog has a really fine light gray under fur. It is very easy to dub.
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Default Re: Dog Dubbing question

My yellow has donated lots of "dubbing" to me over the years. I used the under fur for Sulphers, and actually used some of the guard hairs for winging on a Elk or should I say Lab Hair Caddis...

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Old 04-13-2009, 09:51 PM
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I've never used dog fur for dubbing...but I have used cat hair for dubbing.
My wife had a couple of long haired siamese/persion mix cats and everywhere they went, they left a clump of hair.
Anyway, I actually caught several trout on cat hair dubbed nymphs.

It's kind of scary what kind of recipes we come up with at the fly tying table...

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The guy who taught me how to fly fish told me this story:

A group of fishermen were staying at a small Montana lodge and not having much luck. My friend noticed that the fish were taking a small black and gray midge. Returning to the lodge, he spotted Ditweiller, an old black lab asleep on the porch. Instinctively he plucked some hair from the old dog's testicles and tied a midge pattern.

Sure enough, the trout went wild for his creation. Soon all the fishermen were taking hair from the old lab and catching fish. Thus, the famous Ditweiller Fly came into being, although I'm sorry to report that the dog developed a terrible sleeping disorder.
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damn, i thought i was a wierdo the other day when i was eyeballing a pile of freshly brushed cat hair. as long as it works i guess.
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Here's a photo of a nymph made with german sheperd hair I've recently sent to Ard because he's got one.He told me it's as good as bear hair.I've tied emergers with beautiful grey cat hair (but poor Tigris is dead now).
Reminds me a funny story...once I was fishing in the Pyrénées ,another angler was watching me closely,after a few minutes he got near.
Excuse me sir,I've been watching you for a while.
Really? I Didn't notice it
I've seen you catching some fish and I'd like to know what you're fishing with.
With pleasure,with a turkey hair nymph
Ah! that's very interesting!and he walked away
I didn't want to make fun of him,only to joke,thinking he would laugh with me but he didn't...hope that on his way back he realized tukeys don't have hair but feathers
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Default Re: Dog Dubbing question

When our Basset Hound blows her coat in the summer, I comb her out and collect the soft undercoat; which is a yellowish tan color. I keep it in a ziplock bag marked "Daisy". It works well for me for tying baetis nymphs. I haven't tried if for dries, but I may now that I've seen some of the other posts on this thread.
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Yup, I use my Springer's black hair for dubbing all the time. My Jack Russle doesn't get much underfur, but there are a few wings on some dry flies made from his hair.
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I still have a big clump of reddish brown fur from my GWP who, sadly, passed 3 years ago. I also have a little clump of cat fur, but I can't remember which cat it came from.
I also find lots of shed cat whiskers that I think would work for tails or quill bodies.
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