Some great ideas there. I've only been tying for a short period of time and I am a little lost on what dubbing is used for what. I don't have a whole lot of different kinds of dubbing. I have box of squirrel that I bought somewhere. This has about 10 or 12 different colors in it and I also have a box of UV2 synthetic dubbing I use for dry flies. So far it has sufficed but not necessarily what a pattern calls for.
I have been wondering about making my own. Say for instance getting a roadkill rabbit or squirrel and taking the clippers to it like a barber. Give it a hair cut so to say. Then trying to mix up some different kinds. Any thoughts on this process? I am certainly open to suggestions.
Thanks for all of the videos you put out, you do a great job on them.
Thanks for the kind words, Cannon.
Regarding mixing your own dubbing, I do so in small quantities and rarely take clippers to the material. Instead, I use a dubbing rake to remove sections from the hide, and then blend colors together in a coffee bean grinder. It's worked well for me over the years that way, though when I have small batches, I can sometimes mix the colors together easily (and much quicker) in my hands.
I'm betting if you search the forum, you will find a topic on this one. Good luck, and thanks again for the positive comments,