Fishing Fly tying

Fly tying: Angled tweezers

Nobody has ever accused me of possessing too much finesse, particularly at the fly-tying vise. So every tool I use when crafting flies needs to help me be a bit more precise.

Above, Tim Flagler shows off a pair of angled tweezers he got for “super cheap” at the local drug store. I wasn’t really sold on the idea until I watched Tim put the tweezers to work—picking small items up for the smallest of flies from a flat surface goes from frustrating to simple, just like that.

As you’ll see, there are lots of uses for this implement. Thanks, Tim, for convincing me that I do, indeed, need another tool at the bench.

— Chris Hunt

By Chris Hunt.