Dubbing block ?

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Dubbing block ?

Post by NightWatchman » Mon May 24, 2021 12:55 pm

Can anyone recommend to me where I can purchase a dubbing block ? Thanks.
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Re: Dubbing block ?

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Mon May 24, 2021 4:30 pm

From William Anderson on this Forum. Here is an old post about the 1 I purchased:

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=8414&hilit=dubbing+block

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Re: Dubbing block ?

Post by NightWatchman » Mon May 24, 2021 8:16 pm

Thanks Ken. I sent William a msg.

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Re: Dubbing block ?

Post by letumgo » Tue May 25, 2021 5:44 am

Pat - Let me know if you have difficulty getting hold of William. I can help contact him.

His dubbing blocks are really nice. I’ve used them for mand years now.
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Re: Dubbing block ?

Post by NightWatchman » Wed May 26, 2021 7:15 pm

So to continue on this subject. Do most of the members here believe that a body spun separately on a block
gives the fly a larger appeal to both the tier and the fish ?
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Re: Dubbing block ?

Post by DUBBN » Wed May 26, 2021 7:25 pm

NightWatchman wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 7:15 pm So to continue on this subject. Do most of the members here believe that a body spun separately on a block
gives the fly a larger appeal to both the tier and the fish ?
I am one of the few that doesn't believe in the qualities of the dubbing block. I feel it is an unnecessary step. In my opinion the split thread technique is a better option.
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Re: Dubbing block ?

Post by Mike62 » Wed May 26, 2021 7:45 pm

Well, I know it works for me. I have no idea what trout think of my offerings and I never will. What I do know is that I love history; I love reading the writings of Leisenring and Hidy and I find that their words speak to me. I fish, most of the time, with a fly that is made with a body spun on a block. I've tried the whole pants thing like Bill Shuck tried to teach us, and I gave it a go..., but I definitely prefer the block. Wayne likes using a loop, I actually like the added steps in using the block. Wayne ties are wonderful..., so there you go. Whatever floats your boat and pumps the sunshine up your tookus.

What I believe lives entirely in my head. Fishing is a confidence game; you'll always fish better with a pattern you believe in (last night is proof of that).

I just really enjoy working with dubbing and silk; the fish, they're a bonus. There is talent running lose around here that could make the Sistine Chapel out of feathers if they so desired. Give them a spinning block and watch out...
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Re: Dubbing block ?

Post by DOUGSDEN » Wed May 26, 2021 8:01 pm

Mike,
Interesting take on soft-hackles and the different ways to dub! Bill gave us all a thrill one evening in Roscoe when he grabbed the tag ends of the silk (loaded with fur) and let the block hang down and spun it! It worked well to our astonishment! He was an inventor and this off the cuff moment thrilled everyone!
Our own William Anderson is the master of this art! I have never seen anyone spin dubbing on silk like our pal William! Such precision and control! A true American Master!
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Re: Dubbing block ?

Post by ForumGhillie » Thu May 27, 2021 5:04 pm

I have William Anderson's dubbing block and it is awesome! Each to their own, but I feel the dubbing block and silk thread adds a lot to the flymph / soft hackle killing fly patterns, The silk thread shows through the dubbing and with the wax you can create card libraries for different blends to use with various patterns then store them until needed. You can also make nicely tapered dubbing bodies.

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Lastly, you can do it on your knee the way it was originally done without a dubbing block. I watched Jim Slattery do it several years ago out at Campfire Lodge and it his his fault i started tying flymphs. :lol:
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Re: Dubbing block ?

Post by NightWatchman » Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:19 pm

I received my dubbing block yesterday and it’s a handsome piece of work. I’m sure I’ll be fumbling for awhile but
i’ll let you know how I’m doing.
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