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I have used this type of brooch to tie Salmon flies. The only problem I had was tying materials between the pin and shank, as the pin does not move much further than about 25 degrees to the shank. However, tying carefully and weaving the thread, in similar manner to ribbing a hackled fly solved the problem. I have used another type of brooch, where the pin is connected by a clasp on the shank. If that breaks, then you do have a problem!
I have ordered over 20 dozen of the Hareline Brooch Pins and have had only minimal issue (2-3) with the pin separating from the hook. A little fishing glue and tight thread wraps solved the problem. This is the best value in fly brooch pins I have been able to find.
I tied up a bunch of these for my groomsmen; the pin is tough to work around at first, but putting a bit of masking tape over the point helps. Once the flies are pinned on, they really look sharp! I've only had one pin separate from the hook, but some CA and thread wraps have kept it secure; nobody will ever know.
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