Re: Tiers: Whip Finish- Tool or Fingers?
I use both. I find it kinda cool to use the fingers and do it manually, especially if you're tying off at the tail or further back from the hook eye. But it's usually quicker to finger tie than finding the tool on my cluttered bench.
I don't worry too much about the quality of the whip or even a half hitch as I use a drop of super glue on almost all fly heads.