Cat fur dubbing

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  1. TheShadKing

    TheShadKing Will Fish For Food

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    The silicone muslin you can buy in some fly shops is basically the same as the liquid stuff for dabbing on your shoes. Some of the carrier additives may be different.

    I just get a can of silicone spray, CRC's Heavy Duty Silicone to be specific, and use it as the first-pass waterproofing. CRC's spray actually has a list of ingredients, and is basically pure silicone plus some thinners (isobutane and propane) and propellants (heptane) that I know will evaporate completely

    This has worked really well for me ... on my beaver dubbed flies I never have to add extra floatant when on the river.



    Rolland
     
  2. Allison

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    I'm having trouble getting dubbing to stick to my thread at all, it won't wrap all the way around it and stay put as I'm wrapping. I am using waxed thread, what am I doing wrong?
     
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    Use a fluffier cat. The fluffier the hair the better. If its to stiff it wont dub well unless you use a dubbing loop and even then probably wont give you the desired results. Take a few samples from different parts of kittys body. The under belly works good
     
  4. Allison

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    This was with normal non cat dubbing. I tried waxing my thread and that helped a lot. :D
     
  5. Minx

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    Too much mat'l, not enough pressure when you twist it on the thread?
     
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    I use fur all the time from my cats. One is a siamese (sp) that sheds ALL the time. She gives great fur for a GRHE! I also use it as a base to mix just about any other color I want.
     
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    I still use teh fur from teh first cat I ever spayed in vet school. It works great. i actually sold dome to an instructor from a fly tying class I took. I tried to give it to him, but he gave me about $30 worth of stuff for the bag!

    narwhal
     
  8. Allison

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    I'm about to get a haircut, normal long-haired gurl....do I want to save the clippings? Human hair seems to float well....
     
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    Odd materials.

    Couple of years back one of the UK fly boards had a 'contest' for the most unusual fly/fly material. The "winner" was called: "The good wife." I'll let your immagination work with that one.;)
     
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    Odd materials.

    How in the heck did someone figure how to use the dust outta the vacuum? :confused:
     
  11. Allison

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    What about dryer lint? I seem to have a lot of that around these days....
     
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    I tried using the fuzz off my Golden retriever puppy.
    It floats well and I use it on all my dry flies.
    My favorite is the "dog hair Adams"
     
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    I've used chin whiskers as an addition to flies... makes great stiff leggs on nymphs. There's got to be someone in the course of history that's made a "pit" fly or a "pube" fly...

    Scott
     
  15. Be Jofus G

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    Yup, make sure you cover it's eyes before you spray it with scotchguard. :rofl: