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  1. Default Your most usefull tools

    This thread has derived from an earlier post. What is your most used gadgets on your fly vest? Do you have something maybe the rest of us don't? My most used gadgets are my line straightener, pliers, and clippers. A thermometer is also useful in the summer months.

    As you can see from above, I am a child of the spell check age (usefull???)
    Christopher

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    pair of william joseph hemocuts...
    part hemostat..part scissor..

    William Joseph Hemocuts - Tools
    Our life is frittered away by details. Simplify, Simplify...

    Thoreau

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    pair of william joseph hemocuts...
    part hemostat..part scissor..

    William Joseph Hemocuts - Tools
    Very nice! Might have to buy me a pair.
    Christopher

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    Downside of those is you'll cut the fly off if you go in too deep, then you've got to re rig and all that.

    I definitely us nippers and hemostats the most. Hook file comes next, I know using that often catches me more fish.
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    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    I suspect I use needle nose pliers/hemostats most, with clippers coming in a close second.

    The fish I take are sometimes pretty agressive with the lures (poppers and wet flies as droppers) and can get hung pretty deeply.

    Sahagan

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    My clippers are definitely the most used tool I own. My other two are a throat pump and a Hot-Spot depth finder.




    Being a stillwater fly guy, I use these depth finders to find bottom so I can set my indicator to keep my fly at it's desired depth.

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    Doc
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    I keep my hemostat/scissors tool attached with a swivel (just a regular swivel that bait casters use) that allows the tool to rotate freely.

    This allows me to use the tool to hold the fly and twirl it when tying a clinch knot. Makes for fast knot tying.

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    My nippers get the most use.....My most important tool is my hat focals. Without those, I don't think I could tie on anything smaller than a size 16. It's hell getting old.
    The head, the tail, the whole damn thing

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    I have to say Hemostats, Nippers, Leader Straightener & I carry one of those Small Electronic Clips for Holding Any Fly Smaller Than a Size 12 While I Tie It On.. On the Subject Of Stomach Pumps I Think There is A High Fish Mortality Rate From Using Them So I'm Against Using Them & I'll Get My Bug Info From Rolling Rocks..

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    Waterproof cigar holder.
    On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .
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