Archive for the Dubbing Category

My Weapon of Choice for Grass Carp, Catfish, and Bluegill: Dubbing and Tie.

Here’s a how to piece on a simple fly that outperforms almost everything else where I fish.   Throw on a Marabou tail and boom, another killer pattern, though geared more towards catfish and bass.  Do a hackle with that and get a hook point up wooly bugger!  Really though, I’ve barely tied on anything else the last month.  Did I mention how simple it is? You don’t need anything special just some black dubbing, eye’s, turkey feather in black or similar, and a hook.  Mix your own dubbing and you’ll have endless fun with this pattern… The flies below are all on size 4, which is good for bigger fish during the berry drop, maybe year round? Its a step up in size for me, but just barely.  Deadly effective, no matter what you fish for.  Have fun with it! Change the colors up and do whatever, but black and brown are my favorites.

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Dragons Off the Vice…

Couple of Rabbit Tail Dragons headed to my high school buddy in Montana… He fishes  more than anyone I personally know, besides myself of course.  Looking forward to getting the report back!


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The Roughest Longest Dub on the Planet

Well, maybe I exaggerate, maybe I don’t.   I recently received a request for 5 different colors of rough dub; Rust Brown, Olive Brown, Bright Orange, Black, and White.  I followed a rough ratio of materials and happened upon these 5 beautiful shades, which each have their recipes recorded  for repeating future blends.  As always, if interested in dubbing, contact me for a quote.

Here’s what I came up with…


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Missouriflies Custom Rough Dubbing (Rusty Brown)



All 5 colors layed out



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Big difference without the flash!


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Missouriflies’ Custom Dubbing Mix Chart Goes Live

The Missouriflies’ Dubbing Chart Arrives! Click lower right to go full screen. Select Edit Workbook from upper left, click edit in Excel web app. Once you have made your blend click File -> Share -> Share with People from upper left and send me and email.


Every dubbers nightmare is not being able to repeat a prior performance.  With the new Chart we can eliminate the guess work and kick out Kick Ass Dubbing every time.  Mixing dubbing is dangerous, and even addictive, let me do the dirty work while you sit back and marvel at your creation…all repeatable.  Save your spread sheets, take notes, and pass them along…Basic dubs you should find to be quite economical and are typically 3:1 soft fiber to coarse sparkle fiber and a touch of UV Ice dub..@ 1.80 per 2 gram bag…the same bags that go for $2.00-2.75 at the store.  Below Is the Chart with example numbers from a Mix I did today for some size 4 Hammerhead Rough Dubs. pics of the dubbing after that. This is a work in progress but the chart is live now! You can edit the sheet on your end and email it back to me…I can give you a quote at that time. I accept paypal.



This is what it looks like…

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