Ray Letumgo's dubbing Rocks!

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Ray Letumgo's dubbing Rocks!

Post by fly_fischa » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:46 am

Heya Folks,

I've had this hand written labeled packet of dubbing for years! :shock: My good friend Ray sent it to me and I've for one reason or other never used it before, shitty friend I turned out to be. :oops: I've never tied a tups wet fly before nor fished one. Just not a pattern I'm familiar with but I've loved seeing some of the renditions offered here and elsewhere.
Well I pulled my finger out and decided to finally tie my first and only Tups indispensible to date...

Thanks Ray :D

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Re: Ray Letumgo's dubbing Rocks!

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:17 am

Ray keeps coming up with these dubbing blends, tying techniques, and ways to use non-fishing materials to make some killer flies. We're lucky to have him around. Keeps the rest of on our toes.

Very nicely crafted Tups. Nice and sparse. Great photos too.
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Re: Ray Letumgo's dubbing Rocks!

Post by fly_fischa » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:20 am

He sure does Ron, he's a genius and a decent bloke to boot ;)
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Re: Ray Letumgo's dubbing Rocks!

Post by letumgo » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:21 am

The joke is on you. That was actually a bag of bellybutton lint and back hair. :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:
(kidding/twisted humor)

Actually, the dubbing blend is a custom wool blend that Mike Valla wrote about in one of his Catskill Dry fly books. Mike gets all the credit for the wool Tups blend. Good stuff. I just had to try it on wet flies (sunk dries).

Phenomenal dressing. I hope you try fishing that in your local NZ streams.
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Re: Ray Letumgo's dubbing Rocks!

Post by fly_fischa » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:31 am

S#!t Ray you could have told me not to lick my fingers when using your dubbing! I thought Americans were all about warning labels :? :lol:

I own that book, Just far too lazy to source the wool, cultivate the belly button lint and too old to reach my back hair. Thats's why I have friends like you :D

It's a lovely blend m8, makes my fly look cool 8-)

I'll fish it for sure, if I'm ever allowed out to play again! :cry:
Sadly I think our season is done...
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Re: Ray Letumgo's dubbing Rocks!

Post by letumgo » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:48 am

I was forgetting that you guys are heading into fall/winter (tying season). Start filling a box, and you’ll be ready when spring returns.
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Re: Ray Letumgo's dubbing Rocks!

Post by letumgo » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:19 am

The more I study this fly, the more I love the hackle. The coloration is so lovely. Is that a honeydun? Did you buy that on your trip out west?
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