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Feather Brain: Creating & Tying with Dubbing Brushes

Posted by Drew Chicone On September 30th

Feather Brain: Dubbing Brushes

A dubbing brush is really just a customized pipe cleaner. Instead of a synthetic core like chenille, the two wires that make up the core sandwich a variety of different materials that can be palmered around the hook shank. By customizing your own brushes, you can match the other materials you are tying with exactly, as well as blend several colors, providing youwith more lifelike patterns

This is the thirteenth  installment of  Feather Brain by Drew Chicone. To read more about Creating and Tying with Dubbing Brushes, Visit my website Salty Fly Tying to order your signed copy of Feather Brain today!  $24.95 + Shipping

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Feather Brain: Markers … Don’t Leave home with out them

Posted by Drew Chicone On September 16th

Feather Brain, Markering

So much you learn about catching fish is about being versatile  and being able to adapt your fly to match or mimic a specific prey item in a specific situation is paramount.  A small modification is sometimes all you need to trigger a strike. I can’t think of a more versatile tool for fly tying or in-the-field alterations than permanent markers.

This is the twelfth installment of  Feather Brain by Drew Chicone. To read more about using Markers to improve your patterns, Visit my website Salty Fly Tying to order your signed copy of Feather Brain today!  $24.95 + Shipping

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Feather Brain: Dying Materials with Kool-Aid

Posted by Drew Chicone On September 9th

Dying with Kool-Aid, Feather Brain

Although there are a rainbow of colors available in almost every material, I often find myself searching for a specific shade or a slightly different hue in a certain material that just doesn’t exist on the shelves of my local fly shop or even online.Dying the materials at home is cheap and easy and allows me to continuously modify a material’s color, taking custom creations one step further.

This is the eleventh  installment of  Feather Brain by Drew Chicone. To read more about Dying Materials with Kool-Aid and other beverages, Visit my website Salty Fly Tying to order your signed copy of Feather Brain today!  $24.95 + Shipping Read the rest of this entry »

Feather Brain: UV Curing Acrylics & Adhesives

Posted by Drew Chicone On September 2nd

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If you have ever used 5 minute epoxy while tying flies, you know that that’s the shortest five minus of your life!   I can’t tell you how many perfectly good flies have ended up in the bottom of trash can thanks to terrible smelling stuff . Thanks to the birth of UV adhesives,  I am glad those days are over. The numerous types of UV-cured acrylics on the market today provide a faster, easier, and cleaner alternative to epoxy.

This is the tenth installment of  Feather Brain by Drew Chicone. To read more about UV Curing Acrylics & Adhesives, Visit my website Salty Fly Tying to order your signed copy of Feather Brain today!  $24.95 + Shipping

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