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#1 Chase Creek

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 08:59 PM

I tie lots of small nymphs, and always like to rough the body up, going for the "buggy" look. Have used a piece of velcro on a stick, and the other tricks, but sometimes it's hard to do on a small fly.

Next time you go to the dentist, ask him if he has any of those small files they use in doing root canals. The best way to describe them is they are like a very small drill bit, but with serratted edges like a file. They have a small handle and come in different sizes. You want the largest size. They work great for fuzzing up the bodies of small flys.

While your there, ask if they have any old hemostats or pics. You can figure out what to do with those.


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#2 sulfernut

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:19 PM

Good tip Chase....I got a couple of these from my dentist about 20 years ago,and epoxied one into the end of a 3/8" dowel....It serves me well,'til this day!!!
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#3 Chase Creek

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 01:03 PM

I did the same thing, they are kind of small and easy to lose on the bench.
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#4 ARFLY

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 07:20 PM

I am fishing with my dentist tommorrow. Do you have any idea what these tools are called so I can get one from him.

#5 Chase Creek

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 12:36 PM

Endodontic files, to be exact. Also known as "endo files"
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 12:43 PM

Also ask your dentist for the flat pieces of( lead ) ? from the xrays cut in strips and wrap on hook as weight or to form under body

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 11:56 PM

thanks for the tip!

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