Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by letumgo » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:58 pm

Barry,

I received the packet of tups dubbing blend this afternoon. You have done a great job on balancing the colors. So nice! I can’t wait to try tying with the dubbing (hopefully this coming weekend).

Thank you, once again for sharing. Very much appreciated! ;)
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by Theroe » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:45 pm

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I received your sample.....it looks excellent! I’m bringing it to “Flyfest” this weekend, to see how nice it wraps!
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by bocast » Sat May 23, 2020 1:02 am

Trying to simulate Tup's dubbing:

Shetland spindrift paprika, separated from a single strand, pulled into dubbing consistency then mixed with a bit of standard SLF #40 ginger. Mixture dubbed onto Veevus 12/0 pale yellow thread.

What do you think? (Tried but failed to rotate image)
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by joaniebo » Sat May 23, 2020 10:47 am

Does this help?
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by bocast » Sat May 23, 2020 12:03 pm

Thanks joaniebo!!
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by Mike62 » Sun May 24, 2020 6:18 am

I really like the color, it reminds me of antique carnival glass.
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by bocast » Sun May 24, 2020 7:35 am

Mike62 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 6:18 am
I really like the color, it reminds me of antique carnival glass.
Mike62, now that you pointed that out, I see what you mean. You've inspired a name for this; I'll call it the Fenton's Indispensable, after the first company to produce carnival glass.

Fenton's Indispensable
Hook: Hanak H260BL or Kamasan B160 #14
Thread: pale yellow Veevus 12/0
Mini-tag: turn of bare thread
Dubbing: "Paprika" Jameson's Shetland Spindrift wool pulled out into dubbing mixed with standard SLF #40 Ginger.
Hackle: Whiting Brahma hen Mottled Grey/Pale Yellow

Perhaps I should wait to fish it. If it doesn't produce I'd be surprised; then I would have to call it Fenton's Dispensable!
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by Mike62 » Mon May 25, 2020 6:13 am

Thanks for posting the recipe and thanks for the history lesson; I had no idea who first produced carnival glass. Post a pic of the finished fly, please.
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by letumgo » Mon May 25, 2020 8:08 am

I really like the look of the “carnival glass” dubbing blend. My Mom and Mother-in-Law both collected carnival glass. Mom was always drawn to the darker, richer colors and shades, very reminiscent of your dubbing blend.

I’ve added paprika yarn and ginger SLF to my shopping list. ;)
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by Theroe » Mon May 25, 2020 3:07 pm

letumgo wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:08 am
I really like the look of the “carnival glass” dubbing blend. My Mom and Mother-in-Law both collected carnival glass. Mom was always drawn to the darker, richer colors and shades, very reminiscent of your dubbing blend.

I’ve added paprika yarn and ginger SLF to my shopping list. ;)
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