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Re: Scissor Recommedations

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:15 pm
by jcwillow777
Thanks narcog, I didn't even think of an exacto knife, I have a set in my tool box.

Mike - I'm gonna have to get a set of Fiskars and try them out since they really aren't that expensive.

wsbailey - I don't have a scalpel, but that sounds like a good idea. I always make sure my razor blades from my knives are always disposed of safely so no one will get cut by them, great idea.

Re: Scissor Recommedations

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:42 pm
by Trifly
I love my Anvils. Try cutting with one side rather than scissor the thread.

Re: Scissor Recommedations

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:12 pm
by jcwillow777
Thanks Trifly. My Anvil scissors cut the thread when I pull like you suggest, they just don't cut the hackle close enough to the thread for me. I have tightened them, cut from both sides and no real change in outcome. I have 2 pair, and since tying spiders I have noticed it more and more. It wasn't really an issue tying dry flies, or at least I didn't notice it as much.

I got my new pair of Dr. Slick Razor scissors today, that was fast. Wow, what a difference. I cut the hackle so close I couldn't tell where the hackle was.

Thank you for everyone's input. It was very much appreciated.

Re: Scissor Recommedations

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:02 pm
by Trevis
i had read about Fiskars on another site and bought some, the finger holes are ridiculously small on the ones I got, only fit my smallest finger. That is a learning opportunity for me. The best thing about the Anvil pair is the adjustable loops.