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Great tool for deer hair bugs
Reviewer: A viewer from Bloomington, IN US
If you fish for pike, bass, and sunfish with deer hair bugs like I do, this cautery is certainly the best tool for easily and precisely burning eye sockets into spun deer hair bodies. I recently bought this and was rather skeptical and wary of using it, worrying that it would burn up the fly I just spent 20 minutes tying and trimming, but my very first attempt at creating eye sockets with the fine, red-hot point of the cautery was completely successful. Clean out the ash with a toothpick, apply a droplet of good adhesive in the socket and thin layer on the back of a doll eye, drop the eye into the socket, and youÃ¢â¬â¢ve got a great deer hair bug with googly eyes that really brings on the strikes. I know because I just returned from a very successful fishing trip to Canada. I use this cautery all the time, and, to cite a recent example, I have found that a Marabou Muddler with eyes got more strikes that one without eyes. This tool is a necessity for completing deer hair flies and catching more fish, and it will be a permanent part of my fly tying equipment.
Useful but be careful
Reviewer: A viewer from Bethany, MO US
I use this cautery to removing unwanted materials and for bending rubber legs. It's much easier to use when the batteries weaken a little. When it's at full strength, it's easy to take off too much material.