Packaged in a heavy duty travel case and featuring the Ergo Arrow Point Scissors, Ergo All Purpose Scissors, Ergo Bobbin, Ergo Bodkin, Ergo Whip Finisher, Ergo Dubbing Brush and the Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner, this is an excellent choice as a gift for the first-time tyer, or the long-time tyer who wants to trick out his bench with something new.
I love the ergo bobbin and whip finisher the most. I use them on every fly. When working with dubbing the brush is stiff and resilient making it easy to tease out tough fibers. The general purpose scissors are finely tipped and deadly sharp. All together a great set for anyone wanting comfortable and effective tying tools.
At 6'5" I have large hands, and the Loon tools are a great fit and feel; especially the whip finisher. Compared to an thin rod handle of a whip finisher, the Loon whip has better control and feel. I tie flies every night and several dozens at a time and having a tool that fits my hands makes a big difference, This is a great kit, with all the tools needed. The case is smaller than I thought but is easy to pack and travel with. There are a lot of inferior tools out there, the Loon tools are built to last and are the best to get your tie on!
I had super high expectations for this kit... They were exceeded. I have tried several brands at several different price points for fly tying tools. I obviously got by with what ihad been using and I settled for the fact that I wasn't going to find tools I actually "liked" This kit changed that for me. I find each tool in this kit well thought out and designed. How much can they be different than the standard tools you may wonder. Well these just are that much more comfortable to use. I get a better grip or purchase on the tools themselves. The bobbin is the best size bobbin I have found and the way you grip just feels better. The simple fact that you can grip these tools is such a big deal. I dont have large hands in my opinion and I feel like a lot of the tools I was previously using were designed for child size hands.
The scissor are sharp and the holes for your fingers are adequate for an adult man to use. The whip finish is the best I have used since I started tying flies. I feel as if the angle on it is a bit different and is easier to use to not catch hackle in whipfinishing.
I do only have one complaint and that is I wish it came with the new hackle pliers! I bought them sepereatly and love them. I hope that in the future if there is a 2.0 version of this kit that it would include those.
Loon knocked it out of the park with this kit.
Very nicely constructed and designed. Heavy features work well for large flies. Feels good in the hands. Well crafted product with the angler in mind.
When I first saw this kit I was happy to see an all around kit for an affordable price to help with people getting into the sport. Now that i own one i am very impressed with the quality of the tools, enjoy the size of the box which is smaller then expected and is nice to pack while traveling and the price is impossible to beat. Thanks for putting together this awesome kit!