sexyloops fly tying school - dubbing blender

sexyloops fly tying school - dubbing blender

t.z. | Friday, 23 September 2016

Don´t throw it away. Keep the waste you have when tying. Why? The old is new. Dubbing specifically. Have I mentioned I use a lot of fur, mostly hare, for my flies? No? I am sure I have.

There is quite a lot of underfur and snippets left over. I keep them in small plastic pouches and make new dubbing with it. How? ...

What the hell do you do with that old coffe grinder I am often asked - when people find it on my tying desk and not in the kitchen. Honestly - I buy ground coffe, even though I have a very nice hand driven grinder. Anyway - coffee is essential to fly fishing. Cooked in a small pot over campfire. Brilliant. Nothing beats this. I do not understand when people call it a fishing trip and do not have the very essentials with them ... a coffepot and coffe that is.

That is maybe the main reason I emigrated ... ze Germanz allow campfire only with permission and whatnot .... different here in Scandinavia. However, Grunde has a good life hack for places with limited allowance for campfire. Some very special pot which has the fire inside and the water in som sort of tube around the fire inside. Very very technical. It envolves a lot of blowing too - but his coffee is among the best on this planet. Must be his company as well. 


Grunde working the coffemaker 

 ... a man of many talents and incredible kindness. I love him more than a fat kid chocloate cake.


my very own pot on fire (in new zealand actually - bringing culture down south)
I met one of Swedens most respected movie directors by that fire. 
the coffeesmell attracted her ....

OK, back to the coffee grinder on my tying desk ... I have an old electric grinder I use to blend dubbing. Just give it very short burst. Watch your fingers ... and oh - of course keep the lid on when "grinding" your dubbing. Only use small amounts and check your result after a "burst". You do not want to shred the stuff to dust.




picture by Al Pyke 

Thomas Züllich, or - “t.z.” as most call him - is a German flyfisher & flytier living in Norway. His flydressing is based on old traditions as well as very modern and innovative methods of creating flies. You can book Thomas for guided trips, flytying classes and presentations. He regularly gives speeches and demonstrations at fly fishing fairs. Thomas is member of the ProTeam at Partridge of Redditch as well as Regal Vises.

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