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I don't like my dubbing loop spinner.


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#46 whatfly

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 04:58 PM

@Kimo, "no" to which question? They seem to want opposing answers?

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What he said. Touch dubbing is really a different technique used to achieve a different goal than a dubbing loop. While on smaller flies you might go to a split thread technique in lieu of a dubbing loop, I use loops down to #18 myself.

#47 seanhawk907

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:33 PM

I have a few and just got the rising galloup spinner. I'm really liking it. I can hold it with adequate tension as i spin it up. 



#48 Mike West

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 04:06 PM

Here’s my ghetto one. It’s served me well for 40+ years.
I wrapped the handle in lead to add a little weight.
I have been eyeballing that OPST one for awhile now.
I’ll probably pull the trigger on it someday just cause I’m a gadget nut.
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#49 Kimo

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:24 PM

Here’s my ghetto one. It’s served me well for 40+ years.
I wrapped the handle in lead to add a little weight.
I have been eyeballing that OPST one for awhile now.
I’ll probably pull the trigger on it someday just cause I’m a gadget nut.
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Mike,
This is how I have modified mine.
I added more weight, did a double-hook on the wire
and added a rubber cap to make it easier to spin.

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#50 Mark Knapp

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 03:34 PM

I ordered a few different kinds to try, I will let you know what I think after I try them out. Thanks everybody for your input.



#51 Bazzer69

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 10:11 PM

Ever tried this method of adding dubbing by the late Norm Norlander? Doesnt use any tools and is brilliant!
https://youtu.be/39xvJCfd4Js

#52 Mark Knapp

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:32 AM

Ever tried this method of adding dubbing by the late Norm Norlander? Doesnt use any tools and is brilliant!
https://youtu.be/39xvJCfd4Js

That just blew me away. I bet I can do that with my new HMH TRV, with some practice. Now what am I gunna do with the dubbing spinners that just came in the mail today?



#53 rstaight

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 08:04 AM

I was at a show years ago and watched Mr. Norlander demonstrate is tying "system". It was amazing.

I tried his dubbing technique on my Griffin rotary. Yes, it can be done, not nearly as fast. For it to be really effective, the vise needs to spin.

For a conventional rotary vise to spin, the offset in the arm will create an imbalance condition. May not be very pleasant.

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#54 tjm

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 09:43 AM

I've kinda wanted a Norvise for many years, Santa isn't listening. I don't understand what's wrong with the Norvise, but apparently something is because people keep buying other vises at the same price point and higher.



#55 mikechell

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 10:25 AM

Tricks like that are why the Norvise worth the money.  No other vise does that, as far as my research shows.


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Posted 22 December 2018 - 10:41 AM

I first saw Norm and the Nor-vise back in the early 1990s.  Bought mine right out of his hands at the end of the show.  Yes, I use the same single thread method for spinning dubbing, and I use the split thread method using the auto-bobbin (also from Nor-vise,) for the weight.  The bobbing spins very well.  That's about all I need.  


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#57 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:51 PM

I use this one bellow. I love it because is spinning fast, easy to work with and durable. It is a life time tool. I will never go back on those cheap indian tools

 

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