Dubbing is certainly one of the most used fly tying materials by fly tyiers. Originally it was made only with natural hair, but nowadays we find many different types of dubbing on the market: natural, synthetic and a mix between the two.
The synthetic fly tying material differs from the natural one mainly for two reasons: the first is that the synthetic material reflects the light very well, emitting reflections and glare that in some situations can be very stimulating for fish, while the second reason is that synthetic dubbing does not absorb water, which is very interesting when it is used to tie dry flies because it avoids weighing down the artificial one by improving buoyancy. It is up to you to choose the most suitable fly tying material for the artificial fly you want to tie.
Tying it to the hook is very simple, just fix it to the tying thread with the wax and wrap it to the hook to tie bodies and thorax of your artificial flies. The dubbing is sold individually in packs or in practical dispensers loaded with various colours.