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Hackle Folding Tool


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#1 flytire

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 09:52 AM

Below is Tim Flaglers version of a simple hackle folding tool for laid back collars on a variety of flies

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=XNvXP0bIgL0

 

 

i no longer play guitar so i have no picks laying around the house

 

so i improvised with a bread bag plastic closure (follow the directions in the video to use the tool)

 

Hackle-folding-tool.jpg

 

note: there are multiple ways of folding hackle (most tyers will never need to do this), the above is just 1 more way

 

forward thinkers should be able to come up with other pieces of plastic could be used


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#2 fshng2

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 06:22 PM

Wow this tip makes it so much easier & faster....worth it's weight in Gold.

#3 Poopdeck

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 09:16 PM

Dang, why did it take so long for somebody to show me this. It really is that simple. Thanks!

#4 Bazzer69

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 01:38 AM

You can do the same thing with a pair of small scissors. Just open the scissors to a small vee and run along the hackle. I hold the tip of the hackle in the jaws of my vise.

#5 flytire

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 06:52 AM

yes you can use scissors 

 

like i said above "note: there are multiple ways of folding hackle (most tyers will never need to do this), the above is just 1 more way"


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#6 flytire

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 06:58 AM

it even comes with a specially designed hole to provide convenient storage on your bobbin rest

 

Hackle_folding_tool_2.jpg

 

heres a couple more ideas for the bread bag plastic closure

you can modify the hackle folding tool to include a hole & slit for a "hackle guard" and a hole for a "bullet head tool"

 

Hackle-folding-tool-4.jpg


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#7 DavidR

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:16 AM

Flytire ....that multi tool is now out of date



#8 feathers5

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:50 AM

Yep, I sure wouldn't us it. Your flies will make the fish sick.



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:21 AM

Until it grows penicillin its still good to use :)

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#10 mikechell

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:39 AM

it even comes with a specially designed hole to provide convenient storage on your bobbin rest

 

laugh.png That took me off guard!  I'm glad I wasn't taking a drink when I looked at that!

 

Until it grows penicillin its still good to use smile.png

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#11 Dave

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 12:41 PM

You can probably buy one of those in a flyshop for 4 or 5 dollars!



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 12:48 PM

Loaf of bread cost $2.00?  (feed the bread to the birds)

Guitar picks are a buck a dozen?

 

There's a lot of tools that people can make ... as good as commercial products.  This seems to be one of those.


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#13 DarrellP

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 05:36 AM

Cool idea. I love home made tools like this.
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