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How to Dub a Fly Body (44 of 57)

The first time I taught a fly-tying course with Dave Klausmeyer, editor of Fly Tyer, he told me to watch the students carefully when it came to using dubbing. “They’ll try to put half a rabbit on the thread,” Dave said, “So you have to show them how a little goes a long way.” In this typically great video, Tim shows how you can pull just a bit of dubbing from a clump, aligning the fibers so that they’ll spin around the thread easily. Once you’ve got that thin dubbing noodle, you can wrap a nice, smooth body on the hook.