So I dug through my garage and frankensteined a suitable replacement that did the job for absolutely no cost. It's made from a sink strainer, paperclip and super glue.
Here's how to make your own if you have the need.
Dubbing Spin Tool DIY from sink strainer
How to use your dubbing spinner
- With bobbin, wrap the desired loop length around your index finger.
- While holding loop taught with finger. Tie off in front of dubbing loop and be sure to take one or two turns behind the loop. (It should basically have one place where the top of the loop is tied in and solid)
- Replace your finger with the spinning tool.
- Grab your dubbing/hair/whatever you want in the body and start placing it in the loop, top to bottom. I use a botkin point to separate the loop wide enough to fit the hair it.
- Once the desired type and amount of material is lined in the loop go ahead and start slowly spinning the loop with the tool. Once you get a couple loops in for experimentation you'll get the hang of it.
- In between session of several spins you may notice some dubbing getting pinned down in the loop. Use a fine toother comb or better yet vel-cro to "comb out" the fibers, and once again repeat spinning.
- Start to wrap you loop forward on your streamer taking care to preen back materials toward the back of the fly.
- Tie in once the front of the fly is reached and snip off the excess.
That's probably why we all tie anyway right?