Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

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Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Post by ForumGhillie » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:54 pm

Nelson Ishiyama from the Henry's Fork Lodge demonstrates using ski wax...



Great idea, although I have never tried it. We have a bunch of different colored cross country ski waxes up at the lake. I guess I will have to try it sometime.

If anyone is interested, all of Nelson's Fly Tying videos are here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsfSgt ... yWtv3cKU5w

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Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Post by zen leecher » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:55 pm

I used SWIX many years ago before I became more proficient at rolling dubbing on the thread.
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Post by NightWatchman » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:40 am

👍 nice video
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Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Post by Mike62 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:01 pm

Okay, I don't feel so silly anymore. I've been using it for years; though some of the Klister's are positively evil and appropriate only for Spanish inquisitional sessions. I like his idea of the golf tee as an applicator. It's a lot cheaper than buying tubes of Overton's.
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Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Post by Roadkill » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:54 pm

One plumber's toilet wax ring for about $3 may also be a lifetime supply of sticky wax for dubbing!! ;)
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Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Post by wsbailey » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:19 pm

As a dyer I’m prone to looking up SDS sheet on chemicals for my own safety. Just a head’s up. I deal with some stuff others wouldn’t touch.

https://www.ipscorp.com/pdf/watertite/I ... et_SDS.pdf
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Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Post by Roadkill » Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:16 pm

Bill
:shock: Are the plumbers wax rings in compliance with EPA regs like the ski waxes?
https://www.skitalk.com/threads/officia ... xes.16250/

:?: What do those say about tyers head cements, thinners, and resins?
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Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Post by wsbailey » Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:49 pm

I don’t know where to begin because this subject is complicated. I will point out not many plumbers lick their fingers like some fly tyers do when dubbing. Any product specifically made for fly tying is probably safe.
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Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Post by zen leecher » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:50 pm

wsbailey wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:49 pm I don’t know where to begin because this subject is complicated. I will point out not many plumbers lick their fingers like some fly tyers do when dubbing. Any product specifically made for fly tying is probably safe.
Shame I can't like a post but I do like it pointed out that not many plumbers lick their fingers. That's a two thumbs up in my book.
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Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Post by Roadkill » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:28 pm

Finger lickin' good! :o ;)

I have kept a wet sponge on my tying table for decades. I started after reading discussions questioning how safe our tying materials are coming in from foreign lands. Who knows what dyes, treatments and/or pesticides have been used on our fur and feathers.
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