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I bought one of these so that I could size my feathers without removing them from the skin. It is small and easy to use just flipping through the feathers until you find the appropiate size. It saves me time and the frustration of trying to hold my skin patches up to a hook on my vise or fiddle with the hook in my hand while looking for the right size feather. It also keeps me from stripping feathers I do not need of the skin and having to find a place to keep them until I can use them. I did not attatch this to my vise so I could size my feathers anywhere.
Being able to size up hackles for dry flies is very important and it is easy with this tool. Also, having a hook gauge is great if you clear out your fly box and shave the materials off old/poorly tied flies. That way you know what sizes the hooks are so you can tie up new flies on them. I would recommend this hook/hackle gauge to anyone, it is well worth the money!
It's a hackle-gauge. For those times when you just can't remember if your dry hackle will work for a hook or when you can't tell what size a hook is.
It is slightly flawed in that it doesn't mention the other styles of hook and the size variation that comes with those but that's okay. I can size up most hooks on this and figure out my approximate hackle size needed.
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