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  1. #1
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    Nov 2008
    Upper Mojave Desert

    Default Pick-out dubbimg???

    What fly patterns do you heavily pick-out the dubbing?
    Can't say I do it, but here in Mammoth the fly shop had lots of them.

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    Czech nymphs, stone fly nymphs for sure
    - William

  3. #3
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    Mar 2008
    Pinedale, WY
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    Default Re: Pick-out dubbimg???

    Hare's Ears and Scuds are a couple others that come to mind.

    Jimmie: Good to see you posting again!

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    Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
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    Default Re: Pick-out dubbimg???

    Hi Jimmie!

    I used to pluck all my Mayfly nymphs a little, I'm not sure it helped but I liked the look and they caught.


    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

    Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard
    Ard's Forum blog, Alaska Outdoors

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    Jul 2011
    Philadelphia Pa

    Default Re: Pick-out dubbimg???

    all the above, and pretty much any fly, except dry flies.

    The dubbed bodies on nymphs etc simulate legs, and on emergers the stray fibers can help trap air bubbles like on the real thing. If you are tying a bunch of a particular pattern take two or three and pick out the dubbing ( i use a toothbrush with the bristles cut short). THat way you have the best of both worlds in your fly box

    Addicted To Vise Flies

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    Sep 2012
    Pittsburgh, Pa

    Default Re: Pick-out dubbimg???

    I always have picked the dubbing on most of my nymphs, I think it was more because they looked better to me but hey it creates confidence in the fly. From a technical standpoint I have to give a +1 on emergers.
    ~ Put backing on your line... Even if you never use it, it helps you dream.

  8. #7
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    Jun 2009
    Northern California
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    Default Re: Pick-out dubbimg???

    Check this video out. Somewhere around 7:15 minutes into it, you will get an explanation about picking out the dubbing. Also you get to see a cool fly tied by the fly tying man on the west coast.

    [ame=]Andy Burk: Bird's Nest Nymph - YouTube[/ame]


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    Jul 2008
    quiet corner, ct

    Default Re: Pick-out dubbimg???

    Quote Originally Posted by s fontinalis View Post
    ( i use a toothbrush with the bristles cut short).
    I use the "hook" side of Velcro. Just little square glued onto a popsicle stick
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: Pick-out dubbimg???

    I use a 22 caliber rifle bore brush. I keep one in my tying kit and one in my vest. It is the simplest tool I have found for roughing up nymphs.



    "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy

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  13. #10
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    Dec 2007
    Merrimac, MA

    Default Re: Pick-out dubbimg???

    Almost all nymphs; particularly, as Larry said, Hare's ears and Scuds. I use a commercial wire dubbing brush; works well once you get used to the fact that you have to be little gentle with it.

    [Agree with Ard; good to see you on the forum again, Jimmie!]


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