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Cleaning out a closet today and found a mink shawl and a raccoon collar from an old coat but I'm having trouble getting on the dubbing loop evenly. What am I doing wrong? I haven't used a dubbing loop in years but I know I used to know how.

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Are you having trouble getting the fibers into the loop evening, or adding an even amount of material across the length of the loop. You could try using a dubbing clip to get the fibers in the loop how you want, or maybe use dubbing wax to hold the fibers in place once positioned into the loop.

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I'm having trouble getting evenly distributed on the thread especially the longer fur of the raccoon. BTW does P.E.T.A. know what we do?

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The last four post between Mark and I have been deleted ... just in case anyone was "put off" or offended by the conversation.

Now back to our regularly scheduled thread!

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15 hours ago, Jacks Grampa said:

Cleaning out a closet today and found a mink shawl and a raccoon collar from an old coat but I'm having trouble getting on the dubbing loop evenly. What am I doing wrong? I haven't used a dubbing loop in years but I know I used to know how.

Zonk some of that mink.  Great for small zonkers or Pine Squirrel style buggers.

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15 hours ago, Jacks Grampa said:

Cleaning out a closet today and found a mink shawl and a raccoon collar from an old coat but I'm having trouble getting on the dubbing loop evenly. What am I doing wrong? I haven't used a dubbing loop in years but I know I used to know how.

It's difficult to say what problem you're having, but often it's trying to use too much material at one time. Just a guess. All the best with figuring it out. 

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The mink from a collar that I use is kinda slippery stuff, it is one dubbing that I like to wax the thread, apply small bits of dubbing, as in touch dubbing, til I think there is plenty, then fold the thread up to form a loop, then twisting, wetting fingers might also help, but I'm guessing tidewater guessed right about too much at a time. I use it in a noodle as often as a loop, especially on small flies. Some outside references, but enter "dubbing" in the search box top right and there are hundreds of posts on this forum too. 

https://globalflyfisher.com/tie-better/dubbing-techniques  

https://thefeatherbender.com/2013/01/31/making-a-fur-hackle-and-dubbing-tutorial/

http://swedneckflyfishing.com/touchdubbing_steps.htm

https://idahope.wordpress.com/2008/10/19/fly-tying-techniques-diy-muskrat-dubbing/

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