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Any suggestions on who makes the best tying scissors ?

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For bigger jobs - cutting hair, etc. to be placed on the hook, and of a variety of scissors. Dr.Slick makes a bunch of different ones. I like serrated for cutting deer hair. For close-in, fine work, thread cutting, etc, I go to the the nail polish section of the store and buy Revlon cuticle scissors. WAY thinner blades than any of the finest fly tying scissors I've found, letting you get closer to the work with a finer cut.
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Thanks for the tip on fine scissors, I'll have to go shopping with the wife .
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I like Dr. Slick - the general purpose are just that. I like their hair cutting as well as their Arrow scissors for fine work.

I'll have to check out the cuticle scissors.
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I've got a bunch of different scissors, and almost always reach for my "Anvil" midge scissors (light weight; sharp; fine point; USA made).
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I prefer the Dr. Slick razors, but also use the Anvil serrated for quills and wire.

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Default Re: Tying Scissors

Thanks everyone, I've got a coulpe pairs of Tiemco's that I've had for 25 yrs and just picked up a pair of Dr. Slicks and they'll live in the bottom of the box. It's on to Anvils curved and straight.

Rick

P.S. Gary I'll give a pair of Revlon cuticle scissors a try.

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The curved cuticle scissors are good for the final shaping on deer hair heads.
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Default Re: Tying Scissors

For a pair that will really last, its hard to beat tungsten scissors,

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or the "razor" scissors that can be taken apart at the hinge and resharpened multiple times.

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I've only been buying the cheaper options, but one of those will be my next upgrade.
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Default Re: Tying Scissors

From someone who makes a living sharpening high quality scissors, anvil makes quailty scissor for fly tying
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