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I don't like my dubbing loop spinner.


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#16 tjm

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 07:00 AM

renzetti version of the turkey skewer renzetti-renzetti-dubbing-twister__59892   41boJVylbLL._AC_US218_.jpg

Frank Matarelli made one similar,  I've also seen one that used the straight end as a half hitch tool rather than bodkin. I don't like the big glob spinner that most guys apparently  do or the loose handle that some tools have. A single hook or loop lets the twist be tighter at the end and thus the tool can't fall off;  with the two point tool I would make the loop longer than the dubbed part so that the thread can bind to the tool or use pliers to hold and wind as suggested.

https://globalflyfis...bing-techniques

https://www.bobmarri...s/dubbing-tools

Those Dubbit tools are sold at most suppliers.



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 07:37 AM

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 08:10 AM

I use the Dr. Slick dubbing spinner, when I use a dubbing loop.  I like it a lot, and have fun demonstrating it.

 

Gary Borger has switched his tool/technique, a bit.  Last year, at the Fly Fishing Show, he was demonstrating this tool from Ikea: 

https://www.ikea.com...1132211556208_1

 

He cut the end off, and bent the shaft into a hook.  Cute, and he obviously was having fun with it.  Still, I like the brass spinner.  It's fun too....



#19 tjm

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 08:27 AM

2 AA batteries oughter git it did, quick



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:50 AM

I attach hackle pliers to the bottom thread-only part of the loop and spin those, twisting at the jaws of the hackle pliers hard and fast like snapping your thumb.  I have two or three loop twisting tools and they all piss me off.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:59 AM

Dr. slick as per fshng2 (that's the one I use) or https://www.anglersall.com/fly-tying/tools/dyna-king-dubbing-whirl Dyna-King_Dubbing_Whirl.jpg



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:29 AM

For most of my needs creating a dubbing loop
using the split thread method a heavy bobbin

is sufficient. The bobbin I use are the C&F bobbins for their weight.

CF_Design_CFT-60_Standard_Bobbin_With_Th
For heavier applications such as composite loops I use the 
bobbin from OPST. I have modified it by adding weight to the 
spinning handle and added a double hook to it.

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I also like the one that SilverCreek suggests.
I can play with that thing for hours using 
it as a fidget spinner.

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#23 Mark Knapp

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:42 PM

I use the Dr. Slick dubbing spinner, when I use a dubbing loop.  I like it a lot, and have fun demonstrating it.

 

Gary Borger has switched his tool/technique, a bit.  Last year, at the Fly Fishing Show, he was demonstrating this tool from Ikea: 

https://www.ikea.com...1132211556208_1

 

He cut the end off, and bent the shaft into a hook.  Cute, and he obviously was having fun with it.  Still, I like the brass spinner.  It's fun too....

 

That is too funny.



#24 Mark Knapp

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:45 PM

Thanks for all the help everybody. I haven't made up my mind yet but I'm getting closer. Nothing says I have to get just one. Thanks again.



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:46 PM

Here's what I use... sad but true.... I'm feeling a little under-equipped in this crowd...
terra-deluxe-hook-dubbing-loop-tool_1.jpg
But hey, it does get the job done.
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#26 tjm

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:03 PM

I like that one Chugbug, almost as light in the hand as mine.



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:02 PM

If you do not use loops much, anything will work including test clips, paper clips, hackle pliers, etc.  If you use them a lot, then a designated tool is much more useful, and you want something that spins easily and fast.  Like Scott, I like something with ball bearings.  While the Dubbit tools is OK, I found the Dyna King Dubbing Spin Master to be the best I've played with so far.  I insisted for years that it was an unnecessary extravagance, and now I could not live without it.  Pricey, yes, but gets the job done whether tying large or small patterns.  Tie a few mohair leech patterns with one, and you will immediately see the advantage.  YMMV.



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:24 PM

I don't like "light" for a spinner.  I'm accustom to being able to "hard and fast like snapping your thumb" (as salmobytes says) and letting the tool spin a few dozen times.  You can't get that reaction with a light tool.


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#29 Mark Knapp

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:12 PM

I don't like "light" for a spinner.  I'm accustom to being able to "hard and fast like snapping your thumb" (as salmobytes says) and letting the tool spin a few dozen times.  You can't get that reaction with a light tool.

 

I don't like "light" for a spinner.  I'm accustom to being able to "hard and fast like snapping your thumb" (as salmobytes says) and letting the tool spin a few dozen times.  You can't get that reaction with a light tool.

 

Good stuff, thanks guys.



#30 Mark Knapp

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:15 PM

Here's what I use... sad but true.... I'm feeling a little under-equipped in this crowd...
attachicon.gif terra-deluxe-hook-dubbing-loop-tool_1.jpg
But hey, it does get the job done.

 

I think heavier fits my style better, and probably two hooks, but I'm going to try this style, too. Thanks