Originally posted by juro
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?
The twist is kept in the dubbing brush because the brush is a fine wire, not thread. One end of the wire is run through a small eyelet at one end of the device and held in place by twisting the wire back upon itself like a bread bag tie. The process is repeated at the other end, yielding a tight wire brush that retains its shape after twisting.
Depending on the type of flies being tied, one brush could be enough for several flies.