Where to find a Turbo Spinning Block?

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  1. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    do'n it 4 the chinookie
    slick Ed !!!!
     
  2. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Daryle, Tom's is awesome. I love the simplicity and the possible length of brushes you could build on that baby. I might try to make a very long one similar to that for my MOALs and big bushies. Let us know how that Turbo Spinner suits you.
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    So my friend Rob came and picked up the dubbing spinner from my house. Since he's not returned it yet I'm thinking it might be working for him. Now I don't have one again, so back to the drawing board. I can't just make another of the same, I have to try to make it better. Maybe this fits that improvement category?

    This block has three shallow routed trays, narrow, medium and wide widths to accomodte different width materials from small freshwater pattern brushes to very long materials for bushy big nasties. The same spinning head can be slid off the end, rotated 90* left or right to allow all three trays to be used by the same spinning head. Thoughts?
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    And about five minutes after sitting down with a bag of 'bou, dubbing and rabbit strips:

    I can envision some eggy beads strung onto that white maribou dubbing brush and fished nasty style, Chris? Sean?
     
  6. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Nice block of wood. If you are out and about and are cold, you will always have a nice dry log for the fire.
     
  7. Kerfwappie

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    Hey Mumbles,
    Can I borrow this one and not return it? I like this design.
    Eric

    I'm kidding of course.
     
  8. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey smart guy, I could have made it whimpy and not substantial, but having a block substantial enough that you don't need to bolt it to the bench is nice. Quit your fussing and go fishing.

    Of course...but based on my previous experiences, Mr. Rob Ast...buddy, I'll need a significant security deposit!
     
  9. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    The semi warm weather is blowing the river's out. And all the lakes in my area are reservoir's and they are way to big for a float tube. There are a few smaller lakes but they all sit at 8000' or better and are still iced over. And road to them is under a lot of snow.
     
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    What type of wire are you using for your brushes Ed?
     
  11. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    AndreD, so far I have only been using some Uni wire in size small, it is sort of mustard yellow in color. I only have a bit more of it and I'm not really sure why I got it because the color is strange. It seems to almost totally disappear in the brush materials spun up. I have some other colors in the small size and a few colors in the brassie size (I think that is the next size larger). I also have some craft store wire, some of it is brassie sized or larger. Is that a good type to use or should I be using something else. I think this stuff is fine enough to work with yet not add a tremendous amount of weight to a fly.
     
  12. AndreD

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    Honestly I can't tell you if thats good wire or not, thats was why I asked. I have been meaniig to get some SS wire that they use for brushes but just haven't gotten any yet. Thats what alot of the guys use I hear. So I am glad to hear that you are using the UNI wire with good results. I will try that since I have some and not the SS.
     
  13. Chris Scoones

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    Ed, save some money on wire. Really. Ron at AATF knows his brushes and after a conversation about wire, sold me a huge spool of it. It's really good wire and an obnoxious amount. Not sure if it was 5000ft or yards, but more than I can use. Bring a large spool from an old flyline or something like it and I'll fill it.

    Now you can start tying up some spring creek specials.

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  14. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Commander Scoones, you sir, are corrupting me! I'll make sure that I throw a spool in my rig for whenever our paths cross next. Those are some nice looking flies. Is that a bit 'o tail, flash and/or wiggle, few turns of the dubbing brush and a soft hackle wrap? Thanks.
     
  15. Chris Scoones

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    A SCP is an uncut bunny tail, dubbed bunny brush body with a tungsten bead. Makes the fly jig. You can strip it or jig it as needed. My preference is a bit of bit of schlappen up front.

    When doing bunny or boo brushes, trial with adding legs and flash in the brush itself.