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HACKLE PLIERS
There are people who never use hackle pliers and wrap the hackle feathers by hand, but most fly tyers will have a pair and put them to good use. Hackle pliers give you more control, especially with smaller flies and feathers, When wrapping hackle by hand, the hackle can slip out of your fingers or the feather stem will twist the wrong direction. Using a pair of hackle pliers helps to eliminate or minimize these problems.

Large Rotating Hackle Pliers
Hackle Piers with Rotating Handle and Standard Jaw. These hackle pliers are large and sometimes awkward.

Rotating Non-Skid Hackle Pliers
Small Rotating Handle Hackle Pliers
with Non-Skid Jaw

Non-Skid Hackle Pliers
Hackle Pliers
This are old style, but still popular.
Sometimes these work better than the
rotating handle hackle pliers

Non-Skid Hackle Plier Jaws
Close-Up Photo of Non-Skid Hackle Pliers Jaw

STANDARD JAW
Metal gripping surface.
NON-SKID JAW
Same as the standard jaw, but with a rubber lined gripping surface to help prevent the hackle from slipping loose.

Hackle pliers also work good for holding materials out of the way when tying a fly. Hackle pliers can be used for tying in peacock and ostrich herl. You never know when they might come in handy.

Reverse Action or Self Closing Tweezers
Reverse Action or Self Closing Tweezers
2 1/4 inch length

REVERSE ACTION TWEEZERS
Reverse Action Tweezers are also referred to as 'Self-Closing Tweezers'. They are normally in a closed position and when squeezed the jaws spread apart. These reverse action tweezers can be used as a pair of hackle pliers and actually work pretty good. Reverse action tweezers can be useful in a wide variety of tasks. There is a good amount of tension on the jaws and not meant for fragile jobs.

Most fly tying hackle pliers these days are made in India or Pakistan.

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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 HACKLE PLIERS