Hackle Pliers

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NightWatchman
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Re: Hackle Pliers

Post by NightWatchman » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:52 pm

Expensive but I vote for the C& F Design as well.
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Re: Hackle Pliers

Post by Theroe » Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:41 am

have to agree with Mr. bb here - the bulldog clips are unbeatable. Ditto for the test lead clip...
Soft and wet - the only way....
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Re: Hackle Pliers

Post by ronr » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:43 am

Otto clips are in the mail... small box... USPS may take a while to reach VA from OR....enjoy.
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Re: Hackle Pliers

Post by RickA » Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:41 am

It's been a few years now, but I believe Winnie Dette had a few arterial clamps on her tying station.
I'm sure she would have loved those test lead clips if they were around at that time.
Walt seemed to prefer using those sausages he called fingers.
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Re: Hackle Pliers

Post by ronr » Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:22 am

Newriverspey... here's the rest of my toys..
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Re: Hackle Pliers

Post by newriverspey » Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:49 pm

Goes to show that you can never have too many hackle pliers
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Re: Hackle Pliers

Post by tworod » Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:26 am

Artery clips/clamps are the best. Before I came upon those I used the old Herb Howard model for years. Micro vascular clamps are the finest. Buy the good ones that are used in surgery, not the cheapos from Pakistan.
Standard fly tying hackle pliers can be made infinitely better by gluing emery cloth to one of the jaws.
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Re: Hackle Pliers

Post by narcodog » Mon Dec 13, 2021 3:46 pm

Interesting subject. I have many different pliers but have found the Bull Dogs suit me fine the best. When I first started to go to the Catskill's I saw that Mary and Joe Fox were both using the BG's. I was able to snag a pair somewhere then a friend that worked in a hospital got me three more sets. I gave two away and I'm sure they are not being used.

If you look on line at surgical grade don't have a stroke like I did, $150.00 is a common price.
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Re: Hackle Pliers

Post by DUBBN » Mon Dec 13, 2021 4:08 pm

I suppose I should feel inadequate. I dont. 😁
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Re: Hackle Pliers

Post by nfrechet » Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:50 pm

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