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Brian314September 2nd, 2019, 1:26 am
Fenton, MI.

Posts: 12
Hi all - are Hareline Ice Dub and Wapsi Antron Sparkle dub essentially the same thing ?
MartinlfSeptember 4th, 2019, 5:28 pm
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Palmyra PA

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Hi Brian, no I don't think so. Antron sparkle yarn, which consists of fine synthetic fiber strands is akin to zelon and other synthetics used often for shucks, parachute posts, etc. If the dubbing is made of "sparkle yarn" the antron would be used to dub fly bodies to give them a subtle reflective quality. Ice Dub is more like shredded mylar, it is more reflective and flat strands. It's often used for nymph collars and sometimes in streamer wings, among other uses. Look for YouTube videos of frenchie nymphs to see someone tying with ice dubbing. Not all frenchies have ice dubbing, but this one shows it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWsL_XDtX5I
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

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AfishinadoSeptember 5th, 2019, 4:19 am
SE PA

Posts: 69
Here is a short video discussing the features and benefits of many types of synthetic dubbing > https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=KOjpx2jmwkM
WbranchSeptember 7th, 2019, 4:37 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2506
Brian314,

Everything that Mr. Martin said. I use Ice dub for smaller, #8 - #10, streamer wings and throats.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Brian314September 14th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Fenton, MI.

Posts: 12
Thanks all - I saw a fly pattern for a nymph using an ice dub collar - had no ice dub but did have the Wapsi Sparkle. :-)
Brian314September 14th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Fenton, MI.

Posts: 12
Thanks so much and BTW - gotta love that screen name you picked out - very clever ...LOL :-)

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