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Dubbing the thorax on drys

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Was reading an article and the author recommended dubbing the thorax on drys to continue the taper and give a fuller thorax. Whats your guys/girls take on this. Depends on the fly?

Posted on: 2012/3/4 10:42


Re: Dubbing the thorax on drys

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depends on the fly, not on a catskill style it will add weight..

Posted on: 2012/3/4 10:48
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Re: Dubbing the thorax on drys

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yes, depends, but I think it helps seat/protect the hackle stem, plus some mayflies have a different color thorax. My sulpher patterns have it as I use an orangish thorax and yellow body. Some of the more "slim" mayflies might not need it.

my .02 and I am rarely right anyway, just ask my wife.

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I prefer to fish comparadun dries and I actually dub the thorax with quite a bit of dubbing. When I'm wrapping the dubbing from the bend to just behind the wing I apply normal pressure but when I dub in front of the wing I dub very tight and apply quite a bit of pressure because I probably use as much dubbing in front of the wing as the entire rest of the fly but I compact in very tight against the deer hair. I find that this keeps the wings more in the upright position. I also do like a lareger thorax than most.

Posted on: 2012/3/4 19:02


Re: Dubbing the thorax on drys

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catskill =no
para=yea
quill=never
compara=mine usually have a bump from the hair anyways
variants=never

Posted on: 2012/3/4 21:35


Re: Dubbing the thorax on drys

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I dub the thorax area on my catskill style drys with just a small amount of dubbing. I like how it looks, and makes winding the hackle a little easier IMO

Posted on: 2012/3/5 0:36


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I'm holding out to see what dubthethorax has to say.

Posted on: 2012/3/5 9:33






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