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I don't like my dubbing loop spinner.


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#1 Mark Knapp

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 06:01 PM

I have a dubbing loop spinner but I don't like it. Here it is.

 

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It drops the loop if you aren't careful when winding around the hook and it's awkward to use. I saw one in the Orvis fly tying manual that has two separate hooks that held the loop, when you twisted the loop, they come together. I kind of like the looks of that.

 

I'd like to see what you guys recommend. I've seen the brush makers with the plexiglass clamp but I think that's a little over engineered for me. I'd like to keep it simple.

 

Thanks Mark



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 06:09 PM

https://thelimpcobra...iques-tutorial/
A bit more general than what you requested, but it's all in there.
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#3 Mark Knapp

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 06:40 PM

https://thelimpcobra...iques-tutorial/
A bit more general than what you requested, but it's all in there.

 

Holy smokes, there is a lot of good info in there, Thank you very much.



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 06:49 PM

turkey lacer has a hook on one end and sharp point on other, doubles as heavy bodkin- spins between thumb and finger in about half the time and effort I see in videos with fancy tools. I hold the loop open with a finger and load it with the other hand.



#5 Mark Knapp

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 06:54 PM

turkey lacer has a hook on one end and sharp point on other, doubles as heavy bodkin- spins between thumb and finger in about half the time and effort I see in videos with fancy tools. I hold the loop open with a finger and load it with the other hand.

 

I could give that method a try with the one I have, just use one of the "hooks" on it. Thanks M



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:32 PM

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dubbit tool


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#7 Mark Knapp

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:53 PM

hareline-dubbit-tool-standard.jpeg

 

dubbit tool

 

That looks like a good one, do you like it? Who make it?



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:14 PM

This is the fastest and easiest dubbing twister that I have found. It has ball bearings and is machined so it is amazingly fast and smooth. No more Shepherd's Crook and sinker weight for me.

 
After I watched Gary using it, I got one for myself. Notice that he has modified his by cutting off a side of the arm so the loop stays closed and the single arm slips off the closed loop easily.
 
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:31 PM

My dubbit tool was bought 35 years ago from Larry Walkers fly shop in Colorado.

Hareline now distributes it

Yes I like it

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#10 Mark Knapp

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:42 PM

This is the fastest and easiest dubbing twister that I have found. It has ball bearings and is machined so it is amazingly fast and smooth. No more Shepherd's Crook and sinker weight for me.

 
After I watched Gary using it, I got one for myself. Notice that he has modified his by cutting off a side of the arm so the loop stays closed and the single arm slips off the closed loop easily.
 
Modified by Gary
 
 
Turbo-Spinner.gif
 
 
Original
 
turbo-dubbing-twister_z1.jpg
 
 
 

 

 

OK, I like this one. I think the way I would use it is to keep both hooks and use it to wind around the fly hook. After the winding is done and tied down to the hook, I will trim it off instead of trying to unhook the twister from the dubbing loop. Does that sound reasonable, or do you do it differently?



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:43 PM

I never saw the need for a seperate tool for spinning a dubbing loop. I started tying flies without a bobbin so, my hackle pliers became an indispensible tool - to hold thread tension as well as spinning my dubbing loops.

#12 Mark Knapp

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:43 PM

My dubbit tool was bought 35 years ago from Larry Walkers fly shop in Colorado.

Hareline now distributes it

Yes I like it

 

 I will check them out.Thanks.



#13 Mark Knapp

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:48 PM

I never saw the need for a seperate tool for spinning a dubbing loop. I started tying flies without a bobbin so, my hackle pliers became an indispensible tool - to hold thread tension as well as spinning my dubbing loops.

 

Interesting. Not sure I could do that. I get frustrated easily. I'll get a tool.



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:52 PM

Mine is like the one Silver posted, except it's wood.  I think it's from Wasatch.

 

I also have one that looks like a fly saucer.

 

Both of them have the two hook system, and I like that.

 

But I make my loop long enough so that once I've finished spinning the loop, I can grab it with my hackle pliers and use that to wrap it around the hook.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:04 AM

Dr. Slick Dubbing Twister found on Amazon or E-bay.

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