“Three quite different dubbings here – two blend, one pure synthetic – and all three seem like well prepared dubbings.
UV Hare Dubbing Plus blends hare with “fine sparking Antron and UV ice dubbing”. Actually, the pack says, “hare’s ear guard hairs” but this has a high proportion of under-fur in the mix and is certainly not from the ear of any type of hare I’ve handled.
The staple lengths vary, seems like the hare is shorter than the synthetics, I can see plenty guard fibre in the mix, which is being held together by under-fur. Very well blended, exceptionally easy to twist onto a thread. The fibres in this mix absorb water quickly so this is an obvious choice for nymphs and sub-surface flies, the range of colours listed on the pack fit that idea.”
Review by Magnus Angus
On the Bench, Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Magazine (UK), May 2013
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