Dubbing Brush Maker Stonfo661
Accessory for rotary vises designed to make dubbing brushes of up to 23 cm long.
The table is steady and has adjustable height allowing to the easy application of various types of material on the metallic wire.
A special niche facilitates a precise cut of these materials to the desired length.
Graduated niche to measure and cut, with Grooves
The Stonfo 661 has an adjustable table height.
*Vice not included.
Want to make your own device, the Turbo Vice Spinner would make things easier.
Video: Using the Stonfo 661, in Italian and English
Need wire for your dubbing brushes?
Tips for making dubbing brushes for fly tying:
Use the right type of wire. The wire you use for your dubbing brush will affect the stiffness of the brush and how well it holds the dubbing. A thinner wire will make a more flexible brush, while a thicker wire will make a more rigid brush. A good starting point is to use 0.006" or 0.009" stainless steel wire.
Choose the right dubbing materials. The dubbing materials you use will affect the appearance and texture of your brush. You can use a variety of materials, including rabbit fur, elk hair, mallard flank feathers, and synthetic fibers. Experiment with different materials to find what works best for you.
Be generous with the dubbing. When you're making a dubbing brush, it's important to be generous with the dubbing. This will help to ensure that the brush holds its shape and that the dubbing doesn't fall out.
Twist the wire tightly. Once you've added the dubbing to the wire, be sure to twist the wire tightly. This will help to secure the dubbing and prevent it from unraveling.
Tease out the dubbing. Once you've twisted the wire tightly, use a dubbing needle or your fingers to tease out the dubbing. This will help to create a more even and fluffy brush.
Experiment with different techniques. There are many different techniques for making dubbing brushes. Experiment with different techniques to find what works best for you.
Here are some additional tips:
Use a Dubbing Brush Maker Stonfo661 table to help you make your brushes. This will help to keep the wire straight and make it easier to twist the dubbing.
Use a ferrule to make the end of your brush more durable. This will help to prevent the wire from bending or breaking.
Apply a coat of clear coat to your brush to protect it from the elements.
With a little practice, you'll be able to make your own dubbing brushes that will help you create beautiful and realistic fly patterns.