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I bet you can make one with coat hanker wire and a pair of wire bending pliers. maybe slip a threaded nut over the handle end and slide it up and down to curve the blade. Just thinking out loud.

Probably, but for under $15, I'd rather support the innovator.

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I bet you can make one with coat hanker wire and a pair of wire bending pliers. maybe slip a threaded nut over the handle end and slide it up and down to curve the blade. Just thinking out loud.

Probably, but for under $15, I'd rather support the innovator.

 

Me 2..I'm not a gadget guy but when I saw this I'm like "Hey that's pretty cool" I'll try it..been using those double edge blades for years...you don't cut your fingers until you drop one and try to grab it falling (human nature). I've never cut my myself with razors blades trimming flies, it's picking them up, or dropping them that's when they get you.

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Me 2..I'm not a gadget guy but when I saw this I'm like "Hey that's pretty cool" I'll try it..been using those double edge blades for years...you don't cut your fingers until you drop one and try to grab it falling (human nature). I've never cut my myself with razors blades trimming flies, it's picking them up, or dropping them that's when they get you.

Mike, have you installed a blade yet on the Bend-a-blade? That's what appears most hazardous to me.

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I bet you can make one with coat hanker wire and a pair of wire bending pliers. maybe slip a threaded nut over the handle end and slide it up and down to curve the blade. Just thinking out loud.

 

well then give it a try and post up the results

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Look like a good idea to me. I'll just wear an old glove during blade installation. The only thing yu lose is the flexibility to gradually change the curve as you push away from the eye of the hook. I'm ordering one.

 

Rocco

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I'm not sold, I do a lot of stacked bugs and during the carve I am continuously flexing the blade. So much of it has to do with the " feel" as you trim.

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It looks like it could only be used for larger sized bass flies. Does anyone here know if you could use it to trim smaller trout sized flies like 10 - 14?

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Cream is the only one I've seen who does stacked or spun deer hair flies on the size 10 hook.

I'd lay odds against that tool being able to bend the blade that far, but then, I don't think Cream bends his anyway. I do know they'll snap if you fold them too far.

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Mine should be here by next weekend, so I'll throw a review up. I like gadgets, plus it's american made, so I went ahead and bought it.

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Hello;

I make the Bend A Blade tool Here in Bellefonte Pa. Oh by the way I made the first one from a piece of barbed wire and an ink pen.

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I was hoping to see some finished flies in the link. There are pictures of the tool and pictures of the tool in use. I may have missed it but pictures of the finished product might be beneficial to sales.

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I'm not sold, I do a lot of stacked bugs and during the carve I am continuously flexing the blade. So much of it has to do with the " feel" as you trim.

 

Agree 100%. Every bug is different based on how much hair is per stack. Even if they are relatively the same size with the "same" amount of hair per stack....it is still different in one way or another. Ive tied hundreds of deer hair bugs and I dont find this beneficial at all. The key is to take off as little hair at a time as possible, not just one swipe across with a pre-formed blade. I am not going to say its "not a cool idea, with decent execution", but it just seems like another gimmicky tool IMO. I have never had problems using my fingers to bend the blade. The only times ive sliced my finger open, the razor had nothing to do with it.

 

Time #1: Foster dog jumped in my lap and I slipped on the hair and cut my thumb.

Time #2: I sneezed.

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