FLY TYING DUBBING
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Dubbing
Dubbing is available in a wide selection
of materials, colors and styles.

FLY TYING DUBBING
Dubbing is one of the most common materials used when tying flies. There is a wide selection of dubbing colors, fiber length and textures. It is possible to combine different dubbing materials to create your own unlimited and unique pattern combinations.

As your fly tying abilities progress, then materials used for the dubbing blend will be more of a factor when deciding which dubbing works best for certain applications as compared to other materials. Some dubbing materials will have longer fibers, others might be more water repellent, along with a host of other considerations involved in the fly design and desired effect when fished in the water.

You will learn what to expect when tying different dubbing materials on a hook, like some materials will cling to the thread and others will require a dubbing loop or wax for better control.

Dubbing is sold in individual packages or compartment boxes that provide a selection of several colors, You can also make your own dubbing. Most mammals will have fur or hairs that could be used for dubbing.

Texture will be a consideration when selecting the dubbing to be used. A combination of underfur and guard hairs produces a natural buggy appearance.

DRY FLY DUBBING
Maybe it is obvious, but dry fly dubbing is made with materials that are water resistant with good floatability. Natural hair and fur fibers such as beaver or other mammals associated with water tend to be more water resistant. Fur and hair from land based animals such as a rabbit, squirrel or mink don't have the
water resistance desired when tying a dry fly, but you can always apply a floatant to improve the bouyancy qualities, Synthetics such as xx and xx are gaining in popularity and can have super bouyancy qualities.

WET FLY DUBBING
When tying a wet fly, then materials that absorb water are better suited. Dubbing material sold in a fly tying shops will sometimes be marked on the package if it is wet or dry fly dubbing. If you used dry fly dubbing on a wet fly, would probably not be a major issue, just add more weight if required.

ICE DUBBING
Sold almost everywhere fly tying materials are offered, with a good selection of colors and it is easy to work with. Sold in individual packages or in compartment boxes providing a selection of different colors.

RABBIT AND HARE MASK DUBBING
Rabbit fur dubbing is also available at most fly tying shops or you can buy a Hare Mask and make your own.

Angora Goat Dubbing
Angora Goat Dubbing Dyed Yellow

ANGORA GOAT

Seals fur Dubbing
Seals Fur Dubbing

SEALS FUR
Illegal to import seals fur into the USA since 19xx and only seals fur that had been documented as being imported before the ban went into effect can be sold or possessed...

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Pigs Hair Dubbing

PIGS HAIR DUBBING

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Polar Bear Dubbing

POLAR BEAR DUBBING
Very limited sources have polar bear dubbing. It is illegal to import polar bear into the USA since 1972 and existing supplies must be documented as being imported before the ban went into effect.

MAKE YOUR OWN DUBBING
Blending your own dubbing using different combination of materials is relatively simply. Now days it is popular to use a personal sized coffee bean grinder to blend dubbing materials together. The small coffee bean grinders are similar in design to a electric kitchen blender, but not as powerful.

YARN DUBBING
The strands of most yarn can be cut to length and the fibers
separated for use as dubbing material.

There are so many kinds of dubbing materials and blends it would be almost impossible to detail all the possible combinations.

DUBBING WAX
Used to help hold dubbing on the thread

We have over 100 different colors and styles of dubbing for the grand total of over $300. As a beginner you would start with a couple different colors and slowly add new colors and styles. You can buy dubbing
kits that include an assortment of colors. It is recommended to start with earth tones.

FLY TYING HAIR AND FUR
More detailed descriptions of different fly tying hair and furs that could be used as dubbing material sources.

DISCLAIMER
flytyinginstruction does not advertise or endorse individual brand names. Any company names used or shown in any image are for reference. In the case with most of the photos would be what we had laying around and not intended for promotional solicitation
. We do not sell fly tying dubbing and this page is for informational purpose only.

FLY TYING INSTRUCTION
http://www.flytyinginstruction.com
Fly tying equipment and materials
reference guide. Learn how to tie
flies for fishing and display.

FLY TYING DUBBING