Fly Tying Vise and Tools

Fly Tying Tools

For fly tying tools, I have chosen very basic scissors, hackle pliers, bobbin holder and hair stacker. You could go crazy with all the different choices, but these are simple and will serve you well. I have chosen (for now) not to carry a whip finishing tool. I have never used one, and find a hand-tied whip finish to be all I have ever needed.

Dr. Slick all purpose micro tip 4" straight scissors.

Regularly $21. On sale - $13

Choice of tying scissors is as personal as choice of fly, line or rod. These may be my all time favorites. Easy to pick up, very fine points, and sharp!

Regularly $12. On sale - $8

Dr. Slick Spring Scissors - On Sale - $8

Dr. Slick Stainless Steel Hackle Pliers

The rubber jaw holds more securely and is less likely to cut the hackle than the English Hackle Pliers.

Regularly $6. On sale $4.50.

I find a bodkin to be indispensible for fly tying. I use it to position the last wrap of my hand-tied whip finish. (When you get to the last wrap, transfer the thread from your finger to the bodkin, which you can position exactly where you want the thread wrap to go, then tighten and slip the thread off the tip of the bodkin.) I also use it to apply head cement because it is much more precise than a brush. I then wipe it clean to use again for the next whip finish.

This bodkin also has a hollow tip to use as a half hitch tool. Two tools in one. - $3.00


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Just a short note to let you know that the fly tying kits, vise & tools from your website are perfect for the beginner.

Ben M, Louisiana