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Thread: Straight or Curved Sissors?

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    Default Straight or Curved Sissors?

    Do you use straight or curved sissors for fly tying? I use straight just because that's what I bought. It seems like a lot of folks in the tying videos use curved. The curved look like they could give a cleaner cut in some situations like behind a bead head. Just like to know your thoughts.

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    I use straight ones don't really know why. thats what i started with and have never changed, I have never even tried a curved pair.
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    both, plus heavey and light. Each has a place at your tying table. I would not use a fine pair to cut wire ot course hair. curved are great for getting in places the straight will not.
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    I have about 8 pairs of scissors ....each one has a use....I am partial to spring loaded .....
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    i like straight and im also partial to the spring sissors

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    Jimmy

    Curved, keep a pair of heavy strait for rough work (cutting wire, skins, etc)

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    For cutting wire, I stole one of my wife's cuticle clippers, it has nice sharp blades, and I can put quite a bit of pressure on it.....works on wire nice...gets in close too !!!!
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    I use straight mostly. I have curved for bait fish type patterns when I need to trim the shape.
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    Default Re: Straight or Curved Sissors?

    I have a few different scissors and grab the closest pair when needed. However, I do have a tiny pair of spring loaded scissors for cutting hackles and the thread after tying my whip finish.

    I don't use my curved scissors very often. When I use them, it seems that they are most often at a bad angle for the job.

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    straight to start with ...

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