Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dubbing for Beginners

This is my daughter who is 2 1/2 years old... if she can dub a fly, you can too!! Check out the step by step photos below, and please do not use any of these images for any reason unless you have my written permission.


Step 1: Use a little wax if you are starting out, it helps keep the dubbing on the thread and it helps you twist it on.

Step 2: Get a pinch of dubbing and twist it on the thread in one direction.

Step 3: Wrap the dubbing on your hook.

Step 4: Admire your creation! Try to start out practicing the dubbing technique before you move on to actual patterns. Use all kinds of dubbing so you get a feel for every type. (don't worry I snip the hooks off)

Her finished fly... completely done all by herself, no help from dad! (yeah I'm bragging a little but that's what dads are supposed to do) Thanks for visiting... you can look for an advanced dubbing instruction post in the future.







3 comments:

mike doughty said...

that is to cool lucas

Riffle Master said...

i have had all my daughters behind the vise at one time or another. its great to see what they come up with.

MIKE said...

That is awesome! I love seeing kids tie flies. My children have all tied, and started pretty young. I don't think we've tried dubbing yet. My youngest is 3 and he's done a little fly tying, but not anything quite like your daughter has. Nice work! It reminds me I need to get the kids at the vise more often.