Dobb Daddy

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Dobb Daddy

Post by PikeHandle » Wed Aug 14 2019 14:38

Had some good sport with these Dobb Daddies https://www.kanalgratis.se/en/dobb-dadd ... r-pike-rig this year but seem to have lost my last 1.

No one has them in the UK and import prices are steep so I was thinking about making some up myself .

The only bit I'm struggling with is the "Dobb" (clear plastic thing).
It seems to work better than weighted jig flies because the Dobb gets inhaled (due to it's shape/neutral buoyancy) along with the fly.

Is there any "off the shelf" fishing tackle I could substitute in my DIY effort or am I going to be whittling wood/randomly drilling holes through anything that looks like it floats and meets the required dimensions?

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Re: Dobb Daddy

Post by Toby Cole » Wed Aug 14 2019 18:45

Could you not use a bombarda float. Similar sort of thing i think

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Re: Dobb Daddy

Post by PikeHandle » Wed Aug 14 2019 21:52

Toby Cole wrote:
Could you not use a bombarda float. Similar sort of thing i think
Never heard of them but I'll deffo order a neutral if i can find one in the UK ..... Cheers pal.

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Re: Dobb Daddy

Post by Slug » Thu Aug 15 2019 07:55

I’ve been playing round with it for a while. At one point I was going to start selling them as I enjoy tying the large tube flies and make the rigs myself with the same components.
I bought some of the dobb daddy weights separately and haven’t lost any yet but considered how I could go about making them. I did make a batch of tube flies for someone on the las forum but they weren’t using the dobb daddy weight can’t remember how he said he was going to rig them. I’ve also made some with the fly on a short trace with a swivel too so I can clip them onto my trace when lure fishing without having to swap over to the dobb daddy rig. With those ones though you can’t change the fly due to the swivel so need a weight for each fly.

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Re: Dobb Daddy

Post by Mike J » Thu Aug 15 2019 09:08

Here is what I would do.

Use the tapering nozzle of a silicon tube as the female mould, and use white or clear silicon as head material.
To remove the cured silicon use a fine needle to seperate from the mould.

Ive made lures from silicon, service life is limited but you can make hundereds and hundereds from a single tube.

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Re: Dobb Daddy

Post by PikeHandle » Thu Aug 15 2019 10:46

Slug wrote:
At one point I was going to start selling them as I enjoy tying the large tube flies and make the rigs myself with the same components.
I bought some of the dobb daddy weights separately and haven’t lost any yet but considered how I could go about making them.
They get good results on wary fish so I'm surprised more people dont use/sell them.
Someone who knows what they're doing could come up with an improved offering if they played around in the sink for a bit.

After about 30 minutes I ended up with an articulated core (hopefully better hook ups) made up of rubber washers, cork and bolts which is slow sink/buoyant and has a good casting weight (circa 32 Gs with fly wet).
Can quickly add/remove float/weight for desired depth.
Mike J wrote:
Here is what I would do.

Use the tapering nozzle of a silicon tube as the female mould, and use white or clear silicon as head material.
To remove the cured silicon use a fine needle to seperate from the mould.

Ive made lures from silicon, service life is limited but you can make hundereds and hundereds from a single tube.
Several great ideas that I didn't think of -Thanks.
Using the nozzle as a mould would give the required shape so I guess you could experiment with soft plastics?

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Re: Dobb Daddy

Post by Mike J » Thu Aug 15 2019 18:53

You could;
Use a worm weight as the master to produce your own mould.
Get someone with a lathe to make them from any material you wanted.
Modify the silicon nozzels into different shapes using a heat gun or boiling/hot water.
Buy something similar from the US lure shops, just wait until weve done our trade deal with Donald.

Or forget all about fluff chucking and use a natural bait :exit:

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