Using the Dubbing Whirler

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Step 2
Step 2

Step 1 – Run you tying thread down to the bend of the hook – stopping just above the

barb and create a loop of thread about 6cm long and run your thread back to the eye of the hook

 

Step 2 – Put the whirler into the loop so the two sprung legs hold the loop open.

 

 

 

Step 3
Step 3

Step 3  – Tease out just enough dubbing for the body, I have used a lot of red dubbing to illustrate – but the advantage of the dubbing whirler is that you can make your dubbing ‘rope’ with very little dubbing to make a slim body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4
Step 4

 

Step 4 – The magic bit – spin the whirler between thumb and finger and the dubbing ‘rope’ is formed.

Step 5 – Wind the dubbing ‘rope’ up the to the eye in touching turns to create the desired body for your fly

 

 

 

 

Dub_whirl (5)Step 6 – Tie off the dubbing rope with your tying silk and add wings or hackles as required  to finish your fly.