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#1 Brewer

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 09:40 AM

im needing a good set of hackle pliers, right now i have 2, one of them came with the vise (its crap), and the other i bought from the local fly shop (its crap also), any and all input will be appreciated, thanks.

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#2 Fly1

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 12:36 PM

I just make my own out of coat hanger wire.
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#3 Lance Kekel

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 12:52 PM

I've got two pair that I rely on, both made by Dr. Slick. One is kind of good size loop made of black spring steel with a brass piece on one side of the jaw and rubber on the other. It does a pretty nice job with most hackle. Doesn't slip much, called Duplex Jaw pliers. The other pair is a smaller pair is what they refer to as Rotary Hackle Pliers. They're VERY nice to use when tying parachutes.
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Posted 04 March 2005 - 02:54 PM

user posted imageThese are the ones I use, both the head&handle rotate on them. I believe they are doc slicks if I remember correctly and they were around $12.

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#5 Brewer

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 04:51 PM

mr slicks it is then, it drives me mental when ya reach the eye, and it all unwinds, thanks guys

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 06:12 PM

Hey Ken (Fly1),
Show the coat hanger style. I lost mine and you may have the answer cool.gif .
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#7 troutscout

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 09:32 PM

rewrapping the hackle a few times gives you a chance to practice your french!

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 05:22 AM

I must have a dozen pair of hackle pliars and none of them hold a hackle for didily squat. I recently purchased a pair of c&f design hackle pliars, they are better than sliced white bread. I have yet to get them to slip even on the smallest hackle, a lot of thought went into the design of these. the bad part is the price, i paid aprox 35 for mine(USA $). Well worth the price, but maby a bit steep for others. But at least i have one less thing to rant about when tying.
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#9 Brewer

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 06:13 AM

QUOTE (troutscout @ Mar 4 2005, 09:32 PM)
rewrapping the hackle a few times gives you a chance to practice your french!

i never knew french till i started tying !

#10 appalachian angler (tn.)

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 04:49 PM

On the better "English" style you should see some knurling on the inside of the tips, and should require quite a bit of pressure to open! wink.gif

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#11 Flyweaver

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 05:24 PM

I have been using a surgical clamp for years holds great,the only time I speak french is when the material breaks.they rarely if ever slip.

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#12 Greg H.

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:41 PM

Steeldrifter: Yours are Griffin. Griffin Hackle Pliers

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:49 PM

Yup thats them, I have a couple different pair and cant remember which is which biggrin.gif

even with a few pair I still manage to lose them somehow laugh.gif

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#14 wahl.flies

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 11:07 PM

I also use griffin tools and i must say that i am very pleased!