Bodkin 5" w/ Half Hitch Tool

by: Dr. Slick | Item#: OF-904465-0000
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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.


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Cheap and versatile

Reviewer: from Fort Collins, CO

I bought a few of these when they were on sale. Great for picking feathers and dubbing, punching hook eyes, or applying Clear Goo or head cement. Get 3 or 4 for your bench.

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Not a good dubbing needle

Reviewer: 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.

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Handy tool

Reviewer: from Warwick, RI US

This bodkin/half-hitch tool is useful easy to use and useful. I use this tool for my traveling flytying kit, it is small, durable, and practical on the stream side.

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very nice

Reviewer: from New Cumberland, PA US

the brass handled bodkin is a perfect size for most of my tying needs, sharp, durable, typical great Dr. Slick quality.

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Bamboo Handle

Reviewer: from Northfield, MN US

I love the texture of the bamboo handle. Some might find it frustrating but I find the texture of the handle really holds the thread as I am getting ready to tie a half hitch.

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