Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

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Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Post by ForumGhillie » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:38 pm

Well I am still Finger lickin' . Maybe that is why I am going bald and I have hair growing where it never used to be. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Post by Mike62 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:14 am

Yup, I also use toilet ring wax and lick my fingers, too. Another one I tried a while ago was the stub end of a stick of old belt dressing. We used it to keep the canvas belt on the sawmill; hard to find stick dressings anymore. I believe many of those belt dressings had a significant amount of rosin in them. I licked my fingers then, too.
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Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Post by Theroe » Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:36 pm

Sometime in 1979 or early 1980, I met a couple of guys fly fishing in Denmark. One of them turned me onto SWIX purple skI WAX...... He gave me a tube which I still use to this very day, it is absolutely fantastic for waxing thread and dubbing bodies.

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Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Post by flyfud1 » Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:37 am

Dubbing wax in the little blue tubes with the yellow top made and sold by John Betts were SWIX cross-country ski wax. I know because I helped him fill a couple hundred of the tubes one day.

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Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Post by Variant » Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:11 pm

I have a white round container labeled MIDGE WAX from Fishing Services that I purchased many years ago.The wax is a light pink color. I use it for dubbing small patterns. Would this product also be ski wax?

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Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Post by hankaye » Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:26 am

Howdy All;

When I first joined up here and was just beginning to learn to tye I had some old
Bow String wax that I used. Worked really well. Don't remember the name of it and
it is rubbed completely off the container. Still have some, chuckle. Tacky as all get out.

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