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    Default Dubbit fans?

    Are there any fans of the "Dubbit" tool out there?

    Its the dubbing loop spinner with the wood base and the turquoise colored bead on the shaft.

    I was going to post a pattern that I am thrilled with, but it is pretty dependent on this tool and different techniques i use with it. I love it and have become obsessed with the search for new dubbing materials because of it.
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    It appears that many stand to benefit from knowledge of this great tool, so will have to figure out how to put together an online demonstration of some point.

    The thing may not be quite as cool as the newest dubbing loop gadgets out there, but it's about ten bucks, readily available, and works fine with thread.

    Any body out there like another dubbing loop/brush tool better?
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    Cliff, I rarely do any patterns that call for a dubbing loop. I did construct a dubbing brush winder to make copper wire dubbing loops after Johnny Irwin down at Georgetown came out with some of his patterns that incorporate it. I made mine from an old kid's Zebco reel, and it's patterened after the one Orvis used to sell for about $60. I think they've stopped selling it, haven't seen it in the catalogs.
    Would be interested in seeing what you're talking about, and some of the patterns you use it on.

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    Here it is. One of the beads spins and the other is fixed to the shaft.



    Here are a couple flies I would use it on. (no, i didn't tie these)





    I use the same technique used to make that last one with glo-bug yarn, and get some really cool results. You cut into 3/4" pieces, and then spread those bunches out evenly to somewhere between 1" and 1.5". Place that in a dubbing loop with the yarn fibers perpendicular to the thread and spin. Use the hook side of velcro to pull the fibers out after spinning, and stroke the fibers back as you wind it onto the fly. Trip to shape and Bob's your uncle! (could Davy please translate?) Get you some chartreuse, olive, grey, and black glo-bug yarn and have a ball!

    I suppose that McFly foam stuff would work, but i haven't tried it yet.
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    This is a great tool, the one issue that I had with it when it was new was the fact that it was rather light, to add weight I took some lead wire and wrapped it several times around the base(in the groove) and then wrapped it with electrical tape to stay in place.
    Works better for me, and spins longer.

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    Came across this searching for something else....so I'll add...

    I did what fyshstykr did but also drilled out the wood base and added lead shot....

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    I use a tool from Tiemco, all metal, long handle...

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    I love my Dubbit tools..I have the regular size and the large that they carried..You can do some neat tyes with it. Cliff have you tried using it to spin deer hair bodies? Kind of neat...

    Dan

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