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Old 05-01-2011, 09:30 PM
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Lee,

I never would have thought of that. It sounds like you have this to a science and were just asking what others do for dubbing materials. I thought you were trying to get ideas of what you should use to get started. Canned air what will they think of next

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Default Re: What Materials do you use to make Dubbing

Thanks Ard but I am just a neophyte. When I first started tying over the winter, I purchased a squirrel skin and shaved it to use for dubbing. It is basically brown and brown and oh yeah brown. I did mix it with some of my darker (green, rust, etc) dry fly dubbings (using canned air) to give me something that is more buggy for my nymph patterns. I figured if I could learn how to "really" make dubbing, I could do something with my lighter color dry fly dubbings as well.
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Thank you for the tip with the canned air whalensdad.
Another way to get a wide range of colors is to take a hare's mask; take some from the cheek (light tan), some from between the eyes (dark brown), etc. A natural, and an olive hare's mask and you've got most colored bodies.
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Thanks. I think I need to find a white hare.
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Hi Lee,

I read your reply a few posts back. You would laugh at how I blend stuff to make my dubbed bodies. It sounds like you are taking this seriously.

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Default Re: What Materials do you use to make Dubbing

Ok guys here is a good laugh for you i have used the lent out of the dryer trap if it looks like a color i would like maybe a gray or light pink shade and it does work even though ya'll are laughing at the thought of that..
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Yeah? Try the balls of fluff that form in the car from the carpeting... mine is gray, the wife's is tan, the daughter's is black =) Still haven't found anyone with an olive carpet... but I've got a line on a rust one !!
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Default Re: What Materials do you use to make Dubbing

I am considering making my own dubbing blends after reading singlebarbed and roughfisher, as they can tie up some really unique patterns in colors you can't find in the fly shop.

I recommend digging around on singlebarbed.com, as he has dozens of posts on dubbing creation. I recently read one that discusses lightening materials using hydrogen peroxide. You just let your materials sit in the liquid, fully submerged, check on it once a day until it's light enough for you. He brought a dark beaver pelt up to a nice ginger/blonde color in about 96 hours.

He's also got a pretty cool article on the initial stages of dubbing: Nothing makes the fur fly like using the wife’s coffee grinder | Singlebarbed

He basically says to use a filler (cheap material for body), a wrapper (thicker guard hairs or synthetics), a binder (fine hair) and then add special effects from there. Also some good notes on where to source materials.
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