Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

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Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

Post by tie2fish » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:10 pm

wsbailey wrote:
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I'm sorry I said anything about it at all.
Same goes for me. I'll not quibble in the future.
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Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

Post by Bazzer69 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:44 pm

There is no mention of Wonder Wax. I use others, but for touch dubbing and using the block for flymphs it works great.
Which reminds me that I need a new dubbing block! A really nice one please Bill.
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Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

Post by zen leecher » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:44 pm

Bazzer69 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:44 pm
There is no mention of Wonder Wax. I use others, but for touch dubbing and using the block for flymphs it works great.
Which reminds me that I need a new dubbing block! A really nice one please Bill.
Barry
I've used both the original Overton's and 722 winter wax. There's no comparison.

Bill Shuck - wife is taking off on a trip later today. I will try the plastic baggie and a dash of water and report. Hopefully I'm not scraping down the inside of the microwave.
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Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

Post by letumgo » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:00 pm

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Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

Post by zen leecher » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:18 pm

Wife has left and it wasn't and the results weren't an issue. I wouldn't put water in the baggie as none of the ingredients are water soluble..... I'd do a couple drops of a neutral oil of some sorts.

Anyways I used water and it didn't serve any purpose, but 15 seconds in the microwave at full power did soften up the wax. I was a tad leery of going further. I went in 5 second increments and checked the results in between.
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Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

Post by PhilA » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:34 pm

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If my 722 can't be brought back to life I guess I need some more. Great Feathers does not have any for sale. They seem to have less and less products for sale based on the size of their website about 5 years ago.
Several different tying waxes, including 6-2-1, 7-2-1, and 7-2-2 formulas, are available from Gunpowder Custom Tackle (https://www.gunpowdercustomtackle.com/). I'm not a wax expert, but both their 7-2-1 and 7-2-2 waxes seem excellent. I probably like 7-2-2 wax the best. The proprietor of Gunpowder Custom Tackle appears to be a soft-hackle devotee, and the store offers several interesting items for traditional fly tying.

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Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

Post by zen leecher » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:53 pm

PhilA wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:34 pm
zen leecher wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:12 pm
If my 722 can't be brought back to life I guess I need some more. Great Feathers does not have any for sale. They seem to have less and less products for sale based on the size of their website about 5 years ago.
Several different tying waxes, including 6-2-1, 7-2-1, and 7-2-2 formulas, are available from Gunpowder Custom Tackle (https://www.gunpowdercustomtackle.com/). I'm not a wax expert, but both their 7-2-1 and 7-2-2 waxes seem excellent. I probably like 7-2-2 wax the best. The proprietor of Gunpowder Custom Tackle appears to be a soft-hackle devotee, and the store offers several interesting items for traditional fly tying.

Phil
This must be why Great Feathers doesn't have much in the line of soft hackles any longer. This guy must have split off from them and went west.
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Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

Post by tie2fish » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:41 pm

The English company Veniards used to market these waxes. I have a cake of their 7-2-2 that I got at Great Feathers a few years ago. It is a very nice winter wax, however it no longer appears on their website.
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Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

Post by wsbailey » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:43 am

I confess my faulty memory led me to write that the 721 is 70% beeswax when it should be 70% rosin. Sorry for any confusion.

Bill
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