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Re: Tups Indispensable

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 2:16 pm
by DUBBN
letumgo wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:42 am
Wayne - those flies are DOPE! (easy to get hooked on) :lol:
Ha Ha ha! The Tups is DOPE! I just get in the neighborhood of the original and I can catch fish! :lol: :lol:

Re: Tups Indispensable

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 8:16 am
by BrkTrt
My Tup's mix.

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Alan

Re: Tups Indispensable

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 2:33 pm
by letumgo
:D sweet!

Beautiful blend.

Re: Tups Indispensable

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:49 am
by NedZeppelin
Thanks to the incredible generosity of folks here I have a good supply of the necessary ingredients for Mike Valla's Tups dubbing, and have mixed up a few batches. I think I have it dialed in, with his recommended proportions but with the nuance that an additional half inch of red yarn is added at the end which is barely mixed, so that there are clearly visible red threads in the final mix (see, e.g., BrkTrouts' mix above). The Valla mix is also a good base for further experiments - for the Frying Pan Tups, for instance, I am experimenting with adding some tan rabbit fur to get that "dusty tan" look going. Your choice of silk will also change the end effect of course. I am playing with some ties to share but not there yet.

But time to "pay it forward" and bring it back to my original post, and to thereby encourage further obsession with this topic. I am offering 3 x 4 bags of Valla's Tup Dressing to those who PM me name and address. I'll limit this offer to 20 in the U.S. for now. I'll crank it out over over this upcoming 4th long weekend and get it out next week.

Re: Tups Indispensable

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:54 am
by DUBBN
You are a good person Ned!!!

Re: Tups Indispensable

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:03 am
by Ron Eagle Elk
Much appreciated, Ned. I, for one, will take you up on your generous offer, PM to follow.

Re: Tups Indispensable

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:22 am
by RickA
I would like a sample of the Valla mix too.
There are a few commercial blends I've seen but somehow, the texture wasn't quite right.
Thanks Ned.

Nice to see you back Ron.

Re: Tups Indispensable

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:43 pm
by letumgo
What a generous offer. Thank you, Kevin. ;)

Re: Tups Indispensable

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:30 pm
by NedZeppelin
The Valla Tups mix is out the door to all who requested it! Thanks for your interest and looking forward to seeing some flies tied with the mix.

Re: Tups Indispensable

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:38 pm
by FlyFisherMann1955
I was fortunate to receive 2 samples of Tups dubbing. One from Bob (joaniebo) and 1 from Kevin
(NedZeppelin). One was a bit darker; with perhaps more of an orange tint. I tied some flies with each of the mixes, with the only difference being the dubbing. Of course, with my very limited photography skills, it may be hard for you to discern the difference!
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My thanks to Bob and Kevin for your time and sharing these dubbing mixes that allowed me to experiment with a new pattern.

Tight Lines- Ken