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    Default Pink fox fur

    I have some pink underbelly red fox fur, two or three different shades of color. Got it to tie some Hendrickson’s. But when making dubbing, would you blend anything else in with it? Or just keep it straight fox fur?

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    That's your call & a major reason for tying, tweak or leave it as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alc609 View Post
    I have some pink underbelly red fox fur, two or three different shades of color. Got it to tie some Hendrickson’s. But when making dubbing, would you blend anything else in with it? Or just keep it straight fox fur?

    I like the softness of this material. However; I find that it sometimes dubs up tight and not the results I want. I have minced the fur and mixed with other dubbing to get a better thorax for BHPTs and other nymphs. It would be nice to see your Hendrickson fly after tying it up. I like the fox underbelly, but, I find it challenging for dubbing use.
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    Get a dog brush with metal teeth and brush the underfur out of the fur. That will make the best dry fly dubbing. I wouldn't mix it with anything if I was tying dry flies. I might mix in some rabbit or squirrel if I was tying nymphs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyman View Post
    Get a dog brush with metal teeth and brush the underfur out of the fur. That will make the best dry fly dubbing. I wouldn't mix it with anything if I was tying dry flies. I might mix in some rabbit or squirrel if I was tying nymphs.

    Thanks for the tip flyman. I have been using a reverse process of combing the underfur out after I had cut it from the pelt. However; this is a bit challenging to keep from losing the good stuff. I will keep your tip in mind.
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