Categories: Fly Fishing Terms

Dubbing in fly fishing refers to the process of using a dubbing material to create a body for artificial flies. The dubbing material, which can be made of fur, wool, or synthetic materials, is twisted onto the fly tier’s thread to form a fuzzy rope.

This rope is then wound around the hook to create a body that imitates the appearance of insect larvae or other natural prey.

Dubbing is an important technique in fly tying and is used to add bulk, texture, and color to the fly to make it more attractive to fish.

Dubbing is used on wet flies, dry flies and on streamers.