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Old 03-13-2003, 10:07 PM
uptrout uptrout is offline
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Fly Tying Tools?

I am just getting into fly tying and have a vise, bobbin, scissors, hackle pliers, and whip finisher. Are these all the tools I need to get started? Are tools like a bodkin, hair stacker, bobbin threader, and dubbing twister also needed?

The flies I hope to tie most often are Adams, Royal Wulff, Royal Coachman, Muddler Minnow, and Hares Ear Nymph. What tools would serve me best?
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Old 03-13-2003, 10:42 PM
John Desjardins John Desjardins is offline
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You need the bodkin for teasing out dubbing and applying head cement and you will want the hair stacker for the getting a nice even collar on the muddlers. The bobbin threader is a maybe. I tend to forget where it is and just suck the thread through the bobbin. But if you are new to tying you will nick the thread & break it more often so you wil have more threading to do. I don't use a dubbing twister.
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Old 03-16-2003, 10:21 PM
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A great bobbin threader is the dental floss threaders that you can find in a pharmacy for little cost. They are easy to use and last a pretty long time when used for threading bobbins.
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