Dubbing ?

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  1. Only On A Fly

    Only On A Fly Active Member

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    I have a Rabbit Skin & want to make dubbing from it. What is the best way to do this ? Thank's in advance.
     
  2. silvercreek

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    Rabbit fur has soft fine underfur and coarse longer guard hair.

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    You can get a dubbing rake and mix dubbing as you tie or you can use a sharp pair of scissors to cut the fur from the skin and put it in zip lock bags.

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    In either case, pull the guard hairs and take only the underfur for dry flies and include the guard hairs for coarse nymph dubbing.
     
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  3. ambassadeur10000

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    you can also use a hair clipper to get the fur off the hide
     
  4. Michael v.d.Bogert

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    You can use it stright from the skin as metioned already.
    Also you can blend it in a coffee grinder with other dubbing. So you can make your own blends for the purpose you need.
    I do this for many years and the fish never complained..:)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kodEKslrQJo
     
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  6. Only On A Fly

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    I was having a good time picturing a bald bunny hopping around your place until I went back and noticed you said skin :)
    Michael
     
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    If this is a harvested skin, you might want to treat it with a salt bath before you store the skin. If you cut the hair from the hyde it will not matter.
     
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