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I am a new fly tier and my dubbing is getting better (I think) but I saw this video on Jack Dennis doing a dubbing loop he ran through it pretty fast so I really didn't catch all the steps. Just wondering if someone could point me in the right direction (website,video,book) thanks Anthony
 
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If you decide to use a loop, you can either buy a tool to help you or you can make one from a wire hanger. Bend the hanger so there is a triangle at the top (shape accordingly and cut to size), dub one side of the loop, then roll the handle of the hanger between your index finger and thumb. Then wrap as you would chenille or anything else.
 

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I think I got the idea of putting on the dubbing and wraping it. But am still not sure how to make to loop (what to do at both end of the loop) thanks guys for the help. TaylinLoop I just tied a birdnest the other night (it does not look as the one in the pic) I think it should work pretty good.
 

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Here's one way to do a dubbing loop:

http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/tyingtools/dubbingblock/

You can easily make your own twister for only a couple dollars.

Here's some more stuff about dubbing:

http://globalflyfisher.com/keywords/index.php?keyword=dubbing

Then, if you want to get to the heart of dubbing's basis here in the US, read "The Art of Tying the Wet Fly" by James Leisenring and learn his dubbing technique for tying "flymphs". Among other things, Dave Hughes writes about Leisenring's dubbing in "The Wet Fly". The twisting block was used in both books. To Leisenring, the dubbed body was everything.

Of course, dubbing can be used for any stage of the fly, however, the above can get you a pretty good understanding of the "why" of dubbing.
 

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