Re: fly tying tip,,,
that is a good tying tip that can be used anywhere on the fly as you see fit. sometimes the weight of a hanging bobbin holder is just not enough.
i have been tying 30+ years and a half hitch now and then have saved many flies from totally unraveling. 1 half hitch does not add any bulk. 57 wraps of thread in one area to tie off a material adds bulk
Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.