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I received these pliers as part of a JS brand tool kit. I bought the kit because it's of it's fair price point for a beginner fly tyer like myself. These pliers are probably the weakest link of the set. I found that I've broken and lost grip on more hackle feathers than I've successfully turned. They just don't seem to grab them tight enough, because anytime i try to make a somewhat tight turn of the hackle, they slip right off. I'm going to invest in a better pair.
This is a much easier to handle plier for beginners, since you never need to switch hands while winding hackle. I have pulled it off the hackle before, so slightly lighter tension is needed, but I haven't broken any hackle stems either like with my english hackle plier.
This tool is perfect for tying soft hackles. It has the weight needed to keep your hackle taught unlike other hackle pliers. The 2 inch size rotates easy enough and is small enough to work your bobbin around. Try this tool you will not be disappointed.
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