Guest Blogger: Paul Beel, FrankenFly
I’ve been using the new Loon Outdoors Ergo All Purpose 4″ Scissors for well over three months now and have tied over 300 flies with them.
I normally use a pair of all purpose scissors to do the bulk of my cutting at the vise. It has been mainly a pair of Dr. Slick 4″ scissors in the past. Plus, I have a pair of very sharp Deer Creek razor scissors that I treat like a baby and love.
I set my pair of Dr. Slicks aside to try the Loon scissors a few months ago. Loon has improved their fly tying tool offerings this year and it really shows. This pair of scissors has worked as my go to scissors extremely well. I have tied quite a few flies in the last few months and they are still going strong. They are holding up just as well as the Dr. Slicks. They have stayed sharp and I’ve cut everything from fur and feathers to synthetics. I have even been cutting wire with these and they are still holding up. I don’t recommend cutting wire all of the time with your go to scissors, but I have done it with these several times.
As far as comfort, they are comfortable. I actually prefer the painted handles compared to the metal style finish on the Dr. Slicks. They feel better in my hands and fingers.
So if you are looking for a new pair of scissors to do a variety of tasks at the tying bench, I would highly recommend trying the new Loon Outdoors All Purpose Scissors.