Fine Dubbing that brushes out?

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Clemmy
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Fine Dubbing that brushes out?

Post by Clemmy » Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:14 pm

Hello,

I was working on an idea, and was wondering if anyone knew of a dubbing that could form a really tight noodle, but then brushed out pretty buggy. Like squirrel is quite “buggy”, but even if sparse and spun tight the guard hairs will not make it look like a fine dubbing. A fine dubbing like mole will make a very fine noodle, but won’t be able to be teased out more than maybe fuzzy. It doesn’t have to be natural.

Thanks for any ideas!

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Re: Fine Dubbing that brushes out?

Post by DUBBN » Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:26 pm

I mix rabbit or Hare with Squirrel for my Hare and Copper patterns. It brushes out as spikey as I want it , yet stays fairly soft in the middle. I do not really care if it is soft in the middle or not.
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Re: Fine Dubbing that brushes out?

Post by Roadkill » Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:30 pm

Try making your own dubbing blends.

Use your mole or other finer fur and add something that will brush or stick out. I make a series of dubbing colors mixing different colors of rug yarn snipped to suit my taste and blended with rabbit fur as a binder for the slippery yarn. Maybe try the mole mixed with Hare's Mask. Experiment with the proportions to get what you like. ;)
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Re: Fine Dubbing that brushes out?

Post by Johnno » Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:03 pm

Kapok and Antron works well for me…. Or try superfine dubbing ( which I suspect is kapok or very similar to..)
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Re: Fine Dubbing that brushes out?

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:01 pm

Fellows,
These are really rock solid dubbing combinations! Craig, I hope you find them as useful as I do! Ah, proportions! Keep track of them as you experiment! Once you find the right recipe, write it down! Then blend a bushel basket of it!
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Re: Fine Dubbing that brushes out?

Post by Theroe » Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:45 am

Field mouse should work - unless I misunderstood your query……
For small or larger flies???
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Re: Fine Dubbing that brushes out?

Post by Roadkill » Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:42 pm

The body can be varied by brushing it out or using a dubbing loop.

See my Mole-tron Flymph...
http://www.flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10068

If you are taking fur dubbing off the hide, Belly fur will often give you a finer dubbing.
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