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gordon in nc 08-28-2010 01:06 PM

Tip for Newbie Fly Tyers .. like me
 
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Hi to all .....

Figured out a way to practice tying Half-Hitch, Whip Finish and other thingys without using a HOOK .

Photo will show how a PAPERCLIP cut into the shape of a hook will work just fine ... plus, when I'm done with that knot ... I can just slide it off with my fingers (no hook eye) and start over ! :D

Also, with the type of vise I have and the added bobbin holder .. I have a place to hang that evil tool "Whip Finisher" close by till I need it.

Hope this 2 worth is of use to you.

Gordon in NC

Frank Whiton 08-28-2010 02:45 PM

Re: Tip for Newbie Fly Tyers .. like me
 
Hi Gorden,

Good idea. Learn how to whip finish by hand and you won't need to worry about that pesky Whip Tool.

Frank

gordon in nc 08-28-2010 02:55 PM

Re: Tip for Newbie Fly Tyers .. like me
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frank Whiton (Post 129662)
Hi Gordon,

Good idea. Learn how to whip finish by hand and you won't need to worry about that pesky Whip Tool.

Frank

Hmmmm, wonder if FAT fingers and Hand Whippin' go together .. ? ;)

Guess I gotta search down a YouTube video on how to do that ... after all, THAT technique was around BEFORE the "tool" ......

Never ever hurts to learn something new anyway

Gordon


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