dubbed bodies

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by zen leecher aka bill w, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    HOUSTON.... we have a problem here. I'm right handed also.
     
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    Norm Frechette Googlemeister

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    well I know I dont have the problem
     
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    All my clocks are digital... no wonder I have trouble.
     
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    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Pretty sure it has something to do with northern and southern hemispheres.

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  5. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Turns out I'm backwards. I was tying flies today and found out I twist counter clockwise to flatten the thread. My watch has been digital for too long so I guess I forgot which way the numbers go.
     
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    Yet another reason to hate technology...:D
     
  7. Mark Mercer

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    I've not found a thread that doesn't flatten when spun counter clockwise.....except Uni. I like Uni for general tying but not for anything that needs the thread flattened. Of course if you have digital clocks like Gene and Bill you have to think a little bit before you start spinning.:)
     
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    How does splitting compare in terms of speed and ease with creating a dubbing loop? I use loops a lot, but have never done any split thread stuff.
     
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    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    Tag - to follow post. Just figured out my old username and password for the site. Been off here a few years, but I'm back. Good to see a lot of familiar names still on the forum!
     
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    Dubbing loops do not work very well on small bodies or sparse bodies. Dubbing loops have their place as does all tying technique at one place or another. I use a lot of split thread dubbed bodies.
     
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    Big bushy fly, dubbing loop.... small fly, split thread, it makes a much smaller and finer body and isn't any harder or slower when you get it down. It's good to know both ways.