A bodkin has many uses, from raising fibers for a "buggy" look to applying head cement in small quantities to a precise location on the fly. The hexagonal brass handle prevents rolling around your bench and a handy half hitch tool on the end of the handle makes quick work of finishing the fly.
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.