Adding a thick combed out dubbing body to your streamers is a must for smallmouth, predatory trout or even those big toothed critters (pike). I fish for a lot of pike when I have a chance to visit my local stream and I'm always using 4-5 inch streamer bodies. I've found a small tool very helpful in getting my patterns to pike chompable morsels and also retain some durability, it's a dubbing spinner. I had one that came with my tying kit, it just sucked to use.
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
The tool made above is pretty simple to use and you could probably figure it out on your own... but here's how for those OCD types.
Hope this article helped you out, I'm sure there are 50 better ways to make this simple tool but the point is you don't need to pay an inflated cost for something so simple.
That's probably why we all tie anyway right?
Robbie is the creator of WF and loves to spend time in the outdoors chasing steelhead, upland birds, and the beauty of nature.