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If you don't want to spend $6 and upwards on a dubbin needle, which is very understandable, this is the instructable for you.

Step 1: Doweling

Get a thin piece of doweling, to your hand's preferred thickness.

Step 2: Measure

Measure a 3 inch section of dowelling.

Step 3: Cut

Score the doweling with scissors until you can evenly snap it.

Step 4: Sand

Sand the broken edge.

Step 5: Sharpen

Sharpen the dowelling in a pencil sharpener until there is a small flat spot left on the end.

Step 6: Stab

Push a tack into the sharpened end.

Step 7: Crack

Crack the dowelling. Don't worry, this is to help with the securing of the glue.

Step 8: Needle Time

Insert a large sewing needle, eye end first, into the hole.

Step 9: Glue

Squirt a small puddle if glue on a piece of scrap paper and roll where shown in the glue. Be prepared to wipe off excess.

Step 10: Wrapping

Once the glue is dry, use your fly tying skills to wrap the area where the glue has dried with thread.

Step 11: Cement

Use your head cement and generously soak the wraps. Once dry, clip the tag end. There. You saved some dough.
<p>Clever and inexpensive. Thanks for showing us what you know!</p>
What exactly is a dubbin needle for?
<p>A dubbin needle is for fly tying. You use it for picking and grooming dubbin, which is a type of fly tying material. Also, a needle can be useful for combing out hackles and applying paint for eyes, among other things.</p>
i wonder to i guese stabbing things

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