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    I was at the fly show down here last weekend and saw The folks at tie-fast demo the knot tyer tool I've seen it around for years but never tried it or seen anyone use one. I was blown away. Easiest nail knots on the planet. I picked one up. Anyone else try this bad boy?

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    I got one after someone posted it on here. Haven't used it much but the nail knot and snelling hooks sold me. I got it at the same time that I got some line clippers, but I'm still using my teeth, lol.

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    It's the second best next to the 'tie one on' (same idea with the addition of a built in bottle opener ) which I have only found one of... I have several of the tie fast tools spread throughout the gear bag/pack/reel case collection... and a spare in the truck!
    ... But a lifelong journey.

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    I have a small one with my fly tying stuff, but I always carry these:

    Tie FAst Combo Tool Nippers @The Trout Spot

    Awesome, Nippers, Hone, Hook Sharpener, and Knot tool all in one!

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    I keep one in my pack at all times.
    It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
    What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?

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    We used them back when I worked at the Grapevine BPS and had to set up dozens of combos at a time. BIG timesaver. I still keep one around. You can make a pair of hemostats work the same way in a pinch, but the Tie-Fast is sure quicker.
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    Nothing faster in tying a cinch knot than hemo's.
    It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
    What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?

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    It has truly made a difference in my knot tying abilities in the last 2 years. It provides a most confident and reliable knot. I have both the nippers that Joni mentioned and the tool on my lanyard. Use it and I believe you will see it will improve you speed and confidence in your knots.
    Tight Lines,
    Terry
    "Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after"
    Henry David Thoreau

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    I tie a couple hundred knots a month using a tie-fast, it's a great little tool. The also make a magnum version which works well with larger diameter materials.


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    Hi DSFlyman,

    I have had one for many years. Bought it when they first came out. I had a problem with very light tippets like 5X. The edges were too sharp and could damage the leader. I took a fine grain stone and smoothed the edges where the leader wraps around. I just kind of put a radius on edge. That may not be a problem with the new ones. If you don't tie knots with it in light tippets then don't worry about it. I never use it for light tippets.

    Frank

    Tie-Fast Knot Tool

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