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.


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.