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
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Palmering the desired materials is much faster than stacking multiple colors in place, and it cuts down on the number of steps, which is extremely useful when you want to tie a dozen or so of the same pattern. The cylindrical shape created with a dubbing brush is perfect for cigar shaped baitfish like finger mullet.
Over the next few months I will give you the basics on designing your own patterns, tying with saltwater materials, and fixing typical problems. I will also discuss my process for Developing, Testing, and Improving Saltwater Fly Patterns . As always, you can stay tuned to this blog each week as I share pieces from my book, but for the complete 176 page paperback copy of Feather Brain with step-by-step tying instructions and explanations of how I designed my 14 winning saltwater flies, and insights from nine top saltwater fly tiers, including Bob Clouser, Jonny King, Bob Popovics, and Chris Helm and many more.
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