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I love Ice Dub
Reviewer: A viewer from Potter County, PA US
This stuff is great. I use it for steelhead, trout and smallmouth patterns. It has just the right amount of flash to jazz up traditional patterns. The only drawback is the size of the fibers. They're a little too big to tie some of the smaller flies I like to use. A "midge" size would be great.
Great flashy dubbing
Reviewer: A viewer from Mena, AR US
This is fantastic dubbing if you want to add some sparkle to your fly. So far, I've just mixed it with other dubbing (just a tiny pinch is all it takes. A little goes a long way) and it dubs just fine. By itself it may take a tad more work. As another reviewer mentioned, the fibers may prove to be a touch long for smaller flies, but you can always chop it up a bit. Recommended!
Ice Dub for Me Isn't Just for Shad or Bass Anymore
Reviewer: A viewer from Fredericksburg, VA US
I've used Ice Dub for several years now. Initially, I've used it for smallmouth bass and shad flies and ignored it for trout flies. But I changed my mind when I discovered Ice Dub being used as a dubbed body for a very effective sowbug on the Little Red River in Arkansas this past May. Ice Dub in UV light gray and UV tan attracted lots of nice brown trout. But the hottest fly had to be a sparsely tied wet fly that mimicked an emerger caddis. The thorax was dubbed in UV tan, UV dark olive, or brown-olive. My chat with the creator of this fly, who manages the Little Red Fly Shop, said the lavender or purple cast of the UV mimics the exoskeleton of the emerger. This fly took rainbows as well as browns the whole week. I find this dubbing creeping into a lot of my ties now. I agree with the other reviewers that the fibers can be difficult to dub, esp. for small flies. But I overcome this problem by using a split-thread technique, mixing it with finer dubbing, or chopping it somewhat with a blade coffee grinder. Of course, a dubbing loop tames these fibes on larger flies.