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DUBBING MANAGEMENT - IDEAS

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Managing your dubbing, those tiny little plastic packages can take over controlling your life if you let them.

 

Here are but a few ideas for your consideration.

 

Dubbing comes from many different national brands

 

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and from local fly shops that blend their own to match the insect life in their area

 

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Easiest way is to keep them in a clear zip loc plastic bag, you wring on the bag as to its manufacturer or type

 

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The clear sides allow you to see the various colors

 

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Once you collected a few it is time to head off to Wal-Mart and purchase plastic shoe boxes for 97 cents each.

 

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You could purchase the 12 pack of dubbing and have it on a shelf or tying desk till required.

 

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Can even purchase empty ones and fill it to your needs

 

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Many areas of the country has specialty dubbing for certain hatches or type of water (spring creek or freestone)

 

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Then the specialty dubbing containers really come into play.

 

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Then there is the old school, dubbing wallets

 

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Hope some of these ideas will help.

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Its pretty easy to make your own compartment boxes of what ever size you need. If you really want to, you can drill your own holes, I don't usually bother. Here are just a few of mine. These were taken more than 2 years ago, and I have added a few more since then.

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Try picking up the clear business card file pages at the office supply store. You can put your dubbing mix in each compartment, label them, and put into a binder. It works very well for me.

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Here's what I do. Those are plastic tubes from JoAnne Fabric's. Pretty inexpensive, and seem to come in two lengths. This is the longer one. Easy to label, and you can see what's inside.

I keep my big stash of dubbing in the original plastic bags in those plastic shoe boxes in a bookcase, and have the most used dubbing in the tubes at the desk. When I run low, I replenish from the main stash.

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Hi everybody!

 

I leave all my different dubbings in the small bags they come in. I won't use thos plastic-boxes with the holes drilled in the bottom - I feel that causes the dubbing to "clump".

 

I use a regular, binders - those you use for organizing all your paper stuff in Letter (US:-) or A4 (Europe:-) format. I further use those transparent envelopes that fit into the binder. There are envelopes available which are made for fotos or postcards, I suppose. They come with 4 separate segments, and the dubbing-bags fit in there very well. Easy to organize youd dubbings by color, material or brand, inexpensive and it saves a lot of space:-).

 

Cheers, Obi

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Here is my current imperfect solution:

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The drawers hold about 200 varieties/colors in their original packaging. Multi-compartment boxes are on top. Most dubbing bags fit well, but some are a little too long or puffy. I intend to build a set of wood drawers, that will comfortably hold all sizes and more packets per drawer. I think that will work well.

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I keep all my dubbing in sip lock bags. I have a zip lock bag for each type of dubbing. I was digging around the dubbing drawer last night and found some dubbing I bought way back in the 70's from LL Bean.

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Hi everybody!

 

I leave all my different dubbings in the small bags they come in. I won't use thos plastic-boxes with the holes drilled in the bottom - I feel that causes the dubbing to "clump".

 

I use a regular, binders - those you use for organizing all your paper stuff in Letter (US:-) or A4 (Europe:-) format. I further use those transparent envelopes that fit into the binder. There are envelopes available which are made for fotos or postcards, I suppose. They come with 4 separate segments, and the dubbing-bags fit in there very well. Easy to organize youd dubbings by color, material or brand, inexpensive and it saves a lot of space:-).

 

Cheers, Obi

 

That's what I do too. I use baseball card sheets that I think hold 9 packs each. It also works great for hooks in plastic bags.

Mike.

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