Video: How to Clean Your Dubbing Needle


Here’s the latest installment of our series of videos called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video teaches a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource for anyone who sits down at a vise to create a fly.

A dubbing needle or bodkin is a great tool for ensuring that head cement or other adhesive is in the right place on a fly. The problem is that adhesives get on the needle, gunking it up. Of course, Tim has a great trick for solving this problem, and it’s ridiculously simple.

Click here for all One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques videos.

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