Video: How to Dub a Super-Slim Body

Welcome to the latest installment of our series of videos called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video will teach 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.

Getting the right amount of dubbing on your thread to make a fly body can be tough for some tiers, and the tendency is to use too much dubbing. The result is often a body that’s fatter than you want it to be, or you have to try to get the dubbing off your thread at some point. In this video, Tim demonstrates a neat trick that will help you, especially when you are trying to create a very slim body.

5 thoughts on “Video: How to Dub a Super-Slim Body”

  1. Hell of a good tip! Can’t wait till I make my next order. I’ve got a LOT of flies to tie, all my dry boxes seem to be empty.

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