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Cabelas Rabbit Fur Grab Bag

Discussion in 'FlyTyingForums.com, Fly Tying, Trout Fishing' started by Marko Berg, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Marko Berg

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  2. scooter_trasher

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    Thanks for the heads up my neighbor won't let her cats out anymore :)
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    You have at least two options. Cut or shave the hair with scissors or an electric trimmer. Put the hair in a blender and pulse it until blended. Congratulations, you now have a lifetime supply of dubbing. (You can also blend the colors.) This works for all fur fibers and yarn etc BTW.

    Or cut the hair carefully with scissors or pluck and use it in a dubbing loop. There are plenty of videos on YouTube. This is merely one of many.




    Any more questions or info and I'll have to charge you for lessons. ;) JK.
     
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    That's all I ever use anymore. I buy complete hides already dyed. I use a razor to cut zonker strips and cross cuts. If I need dubbing I use scissors and throw the hair in coffee blender.
     
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    I only purchase full rabbit hides anymore, practically all of it for Shenk's white minnow streamers. An excellent fly for trout and smallmouth bass. A relatively "simple" fly to tie, takes practice to learn how to handle and trim the rabbit fur well. Here's an excellent tutorial:
     
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