Saw these on a Fly Tying video, Cheech Pierce (Fish Food) and was impressed by the way he built multiple material collars with them. Ordered a pair here immediately and it is a great tool for building collars, absolutely! But that was just the start! As a multiple species guide, I tie a lot of flies. I have found that everyday produces a new use for this tool; picking up beads, hooks, dubbing, etc..... I can even pick put dubbing, accurately place materials and I'm sure I will continue to find additional uses. It has speeded my tying and, clearly, improved it!
The perfect tool for prepping and mounting all sorts of materials for duding loops and picking up items off the bench. Excellent design.
First of all very well made, for the little time using it I found it very easy to load a dubbing loop with many materials, the best thing so far is using it to hold size 16,18, and 20 hooks to apply beads on them ,very helpful . Like I said just had a short time using so I'm sure I'll find many other uses for it . One thing that I would inprove is it have just a touch more holding power not that big of a deal but would help on some applications but other then that awsome product glad I purchased it.
How did I ever get along without this tool. Great for picking up beads, hooks, flies, and fly tying materials. Glad I added it to my tool box.
Great for holding beads, a spinning clamp, a bodkin, etc.