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Quick Descent Dubbing
By Andy Ross

The other weekend, I took a trip to the only fly shop in the Twin Cities area that I had not visited yet. It was about a 45 minute drive (People in Minnesota, don't measure distance in miles, but in how long it takes to get there). The store is Bentley's Outfitters, in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Andy Roth, the store manager, welcomed me when I arrived (they welcome everyone). It is a fully stock fly fishing store, but I was there on a mission - for another article for Tying Tips. They had what I was looking for, and that is all the counts in my book.

Hareline Dubbing

While I was there, Andy told me about a new material he saw at the Salt Lake City Show this year. Quick Descent Dub by Hareline Dubbing Inc. I am very familiar with Hareline and use many of their Products. But this was something new, and I am glad Andy brought it to my attention.

Quick Descent Dubbing

This is a Wire Dubbing material that has the texture of fine steel wool, yet in is easy to dub onto a thread.

Dubbed on the thread

It is very fine in texture and easy to handle.

On the hook

I dubbed the whole hook with the material, backing up to add in two black ostrich herls for the thorax.

Finished fly

Nice looking nymph and it will start sinking as soon as it hit the water because there is no floating quality to the dubbing. Bentley's Outfitter's had the Hairline Dubbin in 8 colors (Gray, Caddis Green, Gold, Dark Olive, Brown, Black, Silver, & Olive) and I bought all eight, cost was $2.50 per packet. I think that is very reasonable.

I can also think of uses other than dubbing thread, this dubbing has many other possibilities to it.

Thank You Andy Ross for this week's Tying Tip. ~Parnelli

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If you have any questions, tips, or techniques; send them along. Someone else thought up most of this material before we did, they just forgot to tell anyone about it. Or else we just forgot about it, while learning something else. Let us share with each other, all the things we know! ~ Steven H. McGarthwaite (Chat Room AKA Parnelli)

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