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Not a good dubbing needle
Reviewer: A viewer from VALPARAISO, IN USA
I misplaced my dubbing needle and could not find it. I did not remember where I got it so I bought this one as a replacement. Needle is too thick, too long, and not sharp enough to pick out dubbing. A better dubbing needle can be made with a hatpin and wrapping some duct tape around the head to make a handle. Handle is not large enough to use for any heavier tasks. You could use it for applying cement but the jar with needle applicator would be better. I also bought the JS Flyfishing version and it is similar, but half the price of this one. I give it a one star because it can be used for cleaning hook eyes.
I did some more searching and found that my original dubbing needle was made by Wasatch. More expensive, but very sharp with Rosewood handle for $10.25. I am happy again. Recommend JS Flyfishing look in to carrying the Wasatch line of fly tying tools. They are heirloom quality.
Reviewer: A viewer from Highlands Ranch, CO US
Cheap, quality tool with nearly unlimited uses. Picking at hackle or dubbing. Applying head cement. Clearing out the hook eye when cluttered up. Picking at and clearing a slightly messy part of the fly. The list goes on and on. Every table should have one.