Rotary Hackle Plier

by: Just Simply Tools | Item#: OF-900540-0000
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Just Simply Tools Rotary Hackle Plier
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Allows constant tension as you wind. Holds feathers securely, provides full rotating action. Features short black pliers and your choice of a small 1 3/4 inch round handle or a long brass hexagonal 4 inch handle. The long handle model has a half hitch tool on the end of the handle.


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Good beginner price, difficult to use

Reviewer: from Litchfield, NH US

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.

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Easier for beginners

Reviewer: from Corvallis, OR US

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.

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easy plier

Reviewer: from Medicine Hat, Alberta CA

this tool makes it east to wind hackle with its pivoting head

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Good tool

Reviewer: from Buffalo, NY US

I picked one of these up just to give em a try. Much easier than my standard english pliers. I ordered 2 by accident so I was able to give one away. My buddy was happy with it. Give it a try. It's a nice tool.

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2inch hackle pliers

Reviewer: from WARNER ROBINS, GA USA

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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