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#1 picketpin

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 11:28 PM

Hi guys have any of you tried the magic tool ,and how do you like it for dubbin, Iguess that you can dud feathers, etc, etc dunno.gif blink.gif TL Mike
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Posted 24 January 2005 - 11:49 PM

Hey Mike theres been a few topics about the magic tool in the past, try entering "magic tool" in a search of the tying bench and you should find some info on it.

Heres a link to a featured fly from the site awhile back that is a nymph that uses the magic tool in the step by steps.

http://www.flytyingf...wtopic=5167&hl=

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#3 atroutbum2

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 12:05 AM

Ive had my magic tool for about 8 mo now. I like it. I use it a lot of ways. It makes it so much easier for a lot of the dubbing loop things that i do. I thing the best part is that it is see thru, so you can allign the fibers to make some awsome flies. I have herd that there is a video showing how to use it but i didnt buy it and have never seen it. About a year or so ago, in one of the flyfishing mags(i dont know which one or which issue, i have since chucked it) there was an article describing it and showed how to use it. Pettijean(the maker of the tool<prob a wrong spelling) does have a website.This isnt the petijean site, but it the only one aol can find.
http://store.beekfli.../magictool.html
It even tells you what issue of the mag it was.
I say try the tool, i think you will like it.

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#4 atroutbum2

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 12:18 AM

heres the petitjean site.
http://petitjean.com/
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#5 Pujic

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 01:41 PM

Hey Mike,

I've had the tool for about 8 months as well and love it. The list of uses goes on and on however my favorite is the ability to use chickabou for bodies through a dubbing loop. Here is a step-by-step example of this technique in action.

http://onlineflytyer...e_mpdragon1.asp

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The action is amazing underwater!

Have some fun with it, take a look at other patterns created with the tool and never stop experimenting. You'll get the hang of it in no time at all!

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 02:27 PM

I originally looked at the magic tool for using cdc for body, but just a general dubbing loop and a hook worked fine. Not sure if there are any other benifits to the magic tool that would benifit me, but until otherwise I wont shell out the 35CDN.

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 04:18 PM

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I received a magic tool about 6 months ago. It is awsome! There are endless things to do with this tool. I use the wood dowels and wrap pearl flash around them cut and add it to any color dubbing for my wooly buggers. It adds a bit of flash. I would recomend this tool to anyone that has problems with a dubbing loop (i did). Just couldn't get it to look right. I will try to get a pic of one of my flies soon.
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Posted 26 January 2005 - 01:57 AM

Thanks for the imformation guys, Super cool tool, good web sites TL Mike ohmy.gif ohmy.gif
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