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Who knew something so simple could be so effective?
Hats off to whoever came up with these hackle pliers. They are the only pliers I use for CDC and wrapping biots. They are very small at the business end which allows you to get the most out of material. The smooth finish won't snag your thread or prematurely cut it. The sticky insert in the tube grips the material nicely.
After using hackle pliers from electrical clips to rotating hackle pliers, English, tear drop and more these are my 'go-to' hackle grips.
I'm stunned by how this tool has improved my flies. It's easier to use with one hand than traditional hackle pliers. It holds tighter and is more precise. They are easily worth twice the asking price. I use them for everything from soft hackles to dries to wrapping wire on nymphs and biot bodies on dry flies. They are small and light enough for delicate starling feathers and grip well enough for wire wrapped nymph bodies.
This grips pretty well. Once you learn how to manipulate it, wraps like any other tweezer, just a little different. I guess it comes down to what works for you. I got this on sale and since it's made in CO, I always try to suppor local businesses and decided to give it a try.
Always skeptical of 'new' and 'improved' versions of tried and true tying tools, I used this hackle plier at a recent TU meeting. WOW, it really is better. It holds tight, is easy to manipulate and has improved my fly tying productivity. You should try it too!
This set of hackle pliers has been my go-to tool for both small hackles and holding other materials. I was tying a bunch of small jujubee midges and was using this tool to hold the Flouro-Fiber used to make up the wing case and wing buds. It was a great help in keeping those really fine fibers in a bunch so I could tie multiple flies.
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