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    Default dubbing wax

    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?
    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

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    Default Re: dubbing wax

    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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by s fontinalis View Post
    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
    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

    ---------- Post added at 12:46 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:40 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by s fontinalis View Post
    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
    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ctshooter View Post
    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
    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

    Norm

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    Default Re: dubbing wax

    I can send you one of those stick if you want. shoot me a PM with your details

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