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BURNISHING TOOL
Designed as a clay modelers tool and adapted for use by fly tiers. Most often used to smooth out any bumps when wrapping silk or floss on Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies that strive for perfection. Beginner fly tiers won't need this tool. As you advance, will figure out when it is required, but most fly tiers will never need a burnishing tool.

Burnishing Tool for Fly Tying
Burnishing Tool
Made with Bass Wood

Burnishing tools are used to help smooth out minor bumps or impefections that might of occurred when wrapping silk or floss body flies. It can make a good job better, but will not fix a bad job.

PHOTO HERE
Set of burnishing tools in a custom
carrying case. This set of burnishing
tools would be for a serious tier of
Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies.

Burnishing tools for silk and floss bought from a fly tying shop or source have probably been sanded and buffed for an extra smooth surface, otherwise you will need to do it yourself.

Burnishing tools could be used on most flies when striving for visual perfection, but when tying a simple trout fly used for fishing purposes, it is probably not worth the time or effort .


Fly Tying Bodkin

The needle shaft of a bodkin can be used as a primitive burnishing tool. DO NOT use a bodkin on silk or floss. Use the shaft area closer to the handle, which is less flexible.

Plenty of times we used our finger nail as a burnishing tool so smooth out tinsel and such, but not be recommended on fragile materials like silk.

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FLY TYING INSTRUCTION
http://www.flytyinginstruction.com
Fly tying equipment and materials
reference guide. Learn how to tie
flies for fishing and display.

FLY TYING BURNISHING TOOL