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    Default EP Brush alternatives

    As much as I love the EP brush, are there other options/makers of a similar product?
    Less likey, more green dots
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    I'm not sure about an alternative, but I have seen people make them using the dubbing method except using metal instead of thread. Here is a video of somebody doing it. I have also seen it done without the electric devise as well. Anyway, here it is: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FEtmu3naQk]How to Make a Dubbing Brush for Tying Brush Flies.wmv - YouTube[/ame]
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    I will second making them. Easy and cheap to make. There was a thread about the jigs to make them either here or one of the tying forums. I will see if I can dig it up tomorrow. Summer 2007 issue of fly tyer has the plans for a jig if you can hunt one down.

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    Not quite the same but there's this stuff called eyelash yarn that you can find at most craft stores. It's pretty popular for warm water flies

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodrivertroutbum View Post
    I will second making them. Easy and cheap to make. There was a thread about the jigs to make them either here or one of the tying forums. I will see if I can dig it up tomorrow. Summer 2007 issue of fly tyer has the plans for a jig if you can hunt one down.
    Yes, I remember that, I was going to make one for myself and then saw a video on how to make them using the Norvise, so I bought a Norvise at a CFR auction a couple years ago.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Oq5z7wszu8]Dubbing Brush - Egg Sucking Leech - YouTube[/ame]
    Larry


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    Larry, you know they have a table for the nor vise to help make them right? I have been considering getting a nor, there is a used one for sale at my local shop but I just don't know if I would use the features enough :-/ I know I would use it for dubbing loops and spinning extended bodies but I don't know if I want to change my tying style to work with the nor vise. I barely use the rotary function on my D-K, that might change if I buy automatic bobbins, i'm not sure.

    Sorry for getting off topic, carry on!

    Edit* I just noticed they show the table in the video, sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodrivertroutbum View Post
    Larry, you know they have a table for the nor vise to help make them right? I have been considering getting a nor, there is a used one for sale at my local shop but I just don't know if I would use the features enough :-/ I know I would use it for dubbing loops and spinning extended bodies but I don't know if I want to change my tying style to work with the nor vise. I barely use the rotary function on my D-K, that might change if I buy automatic bobbins, i'm not sure.

    Sorry for getting off topic, carry on!

    Edit* I just noticed they show the table in the video, sorry!
    Yes, I bought the table soon after getting the Norvise. I hear what you are saying about switching. I primarily use my Peak vise for tying, I like the rotary function for trimming material, don't use it too much for anything else unless I'm doing buggers. I sure like the Norvise for making dubbing brushes. I think it would be much easier to adopt to the Norrvise style of tying as a beginner, but after tying for so many years, habits are hard to break.
    Larry


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