First published in 2001 as an internet article, this Rope Dubbing DVD #1 has been 8 years in the making and is much more advanced than the original article. It’s all based on a quick, simple and versatile method of dubbing that Don developed 30 years ago while developing his realistic stoneflies, using fur dubbings. Don did not publish the technique until he found that it was about the only technique that could be used effectively for Ice Dubbing and other synthetics. Don applied the technique to every known dubbing material (and then some) and everything dubbed perfectly. Although this technique bears some similarity to other techniques that produce a dubbing noodle, the technique differs quite a bit in the creation and characteristics of the noodle. He has been demonstrating the method freely at fly shows across the country, introducing hundreds of beginners through professionals to the technique. This DVD was a much-requested item for tiers who could not remember all of the variations from the demonstrations.
I picked up a copy of Don’s DVD from him for Christmas last year, and also sent him a copy of our Flyangler.ca DVD in exchange. Anyways, he’s has been asking the Ranger to do up a product review on it for his website for quite some time.
This fall Don, I will actually get around to doing that and posting the review here. I have honestly watched the DVD a few times, but I won’t do any product review until I’ve had a chance to try out all the techniques featured.
I look forward to being a more active contributor here as well, showcasing some new patterns, and perhaps digging up a few older ones to share with you.
Tight Lines, and screaming reels!