Dubbing is a type of fly tying material used to create the bodies of flies. It consists of small fibers or fur that are spun together to create a fuzzy or velvety material that can be applied to the hook shank to create a fly's body.
Dubbing can be made from a variety of materials, including synthetic fibers and natural furs It comes in a wide range of colors and textures, allowing fly tiers to create patterns that imitate the appearance of different insects and other aquatic creatures.
Dubbing is a versatile material that can be used to create a wide range of fly patterns, from small midges and nymphs to larger streamers and wet flies. It is also relatively easy to work with and can be combined with other materials like feathers and tinsel to create more complex and realistic patterns.