I've been meaning to post about this gizmo since the Flytying Symposium back in November, but had lost the website of the parent company.
We came across a booth that featured a device to make dubbing brushes called "the Twister". It requires no electricity, batteries, etc., and the tension can be easily controlled by the user. It was listed at the show for $70, but now at the website the starter kit is listed at just under $90. I'll probably eventually get one because of the amount of dubbing loops and brushes that I use on larger flies.
By the way, my wife has been tying flies for about a year, and while she is by no means a pure beginner, she gave the Twister a try at the booth and then tied her own wooly bugger with the brush in about 10 minutes. She may want it more than I do....
You can check out the company at www.justflytying.com.
Looks like a great dubbing twister and would definitely save time.
I use the little brass kind you spin with the little hooked wire tongs on it, works like a charm but not nearly as effective as that tool for sure.
The one question I would have about the big twister machine is how to keep the twist in the dubbed thread once you are done? Maybe you could tape one end and wrap it on a spool?
Pretty slick! :) Depending on the type of flies being tied, one brush could be enough for several flies.
You can also purchase The Twister at www.dougswisher.com
I talked with Doug about this product and he says it is really easy to use. You can use just about any kind of dubbing with this, but he has some really nice material on his site that works well.
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