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#1 Posted : Friday, June 24, 2016 7:15:53 PM(UTC)
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What companies made high quality fly tying tools and equipment?
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#2 Posted : Friday, June 24, 2016 8:56:03 PM(UTC)
West Branch
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It is actually possible to over think this stuff. A scissors, a bobbin, a hair stacker, a hackle pliers and a pointed thing are about all you need beyond a vise. I started tying flies almost 50 years ago, and that is my basic kit. What ever brand of tools are at the store are the ones I get when I need something new.
#3 Posted : Saturday, June 25, 2016 4:13:47 AM(UTC)
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Dr Slick, quality tools, reasonable price. You can go cheap on most tools, but don't skimp on scissors or bobbins.
Never cut wire, paper, thick pieces of synthetics, or heavy mono with good scissors. It dulls and misaligned blades. I see tyers at shows do this all the time. (Cringe) Keep a cheap pair on bench for this.
Ceramic bobbins are the only way to go for thread or floss. Use cheap bobbins for lead wire or tinsel.
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