Here’s the latest installment in 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.
A dubbing twister, or dubbing whirl, is a weighted implement that you attach to the bottom of a dubbing loop. By spinning the dubbing twister, you cord-up the dubbing loop to create a rope or noodle, with the dubbing material trapped inside. The result is easy to wrap around the hook shank to create a fuzzy body.