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my new addition to tools

Post by Soft-hackle » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:00 pm

Hi all,
I'm sure I'm not the first to think of this, but I purchased a new tool for roughing up dubbed bodies and I thought I'd share it. It should be available at any good sporting goods store. It is a .17 caliber bore cleaning brush. The bristles are made of copper. It is quite easy to use and cost about $3.00 US.

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Re: my new addition to tools

Post by Eric Peper » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:05 pm

Nice! A much classier replacement for what I've been using . . . recycled dentist's tools!

But then . . . I've been getting the cast off dentist tools for free. :-)
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Re: my new addition to tools

Post by tie2fish » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:15 am

Wasatch sells one like that with their cool wood handle attached, but I think their cost is a bit higher.
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Re: my new addition to tools

Post by chase creek » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:26 am

Cool! On my way to the local sporting goods store.
I also use recycled dentist tools. I have a "rougher-upper"
made from a root canal drill with a buffalo tooth handle.
Works pretty good on those ity-bitty flies.
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Re: my new addition to tools

Post by skunkaroo » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:43 pm

I have something a little more humble to do the job... velcro.

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There are times when it's not "grabby" enough, but for the most part it's all I need.

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Re: my new addition to tools

Post by Soft-hackle » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:15 pm

I have a Velcro brush as well. Mine is mounted on the flat part of half a wooden clothespin. It works okay, but this brush really roughs things up.

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Re: my new addition to tools

Post by Soft-hackle » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:12 pm

You need a gentle hand, Mike. So far I've had no problem.

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Post by Soft-hackle » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:20 pm

:D

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Re: my new addition to tools

Post by Soft-hackle » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:24 pm

I should say, Mike, that I find the Velcro brush really effective for brushing entire flies of hair and bristles. I would NOT use the wire brush for this. The wire brush would be applied carefully to dubbed bodies alone.

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Re: my new addition to tools

Post by gdsaltzman » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:53 pm

Wasatch has a spiral brush with plastic bristols and is thus softer, I use it quite a bit. Of course like all their tools its a bit costly, but looks quite lovely.
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