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FLY TYING TWEEZERS
Tweezers may not be the first thing you need to buy when learning how to tie flies, but it is good to have a pair and they will come in handy.

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This pair of tweezers are well suited for fly tying.
They are longer than household tweezers and have
a Non-Skid gripping surface.

Tweezers designed for fly tying are usually longer in length than normal department store models and might have striated jaws or a rubber gripping surface to provide a better hold. They will cost a few extra dollars, but will be worth it for fly tying purposes. Most fly tying shops will have a couple different tweezer designs. The fly tying shop we were in the other day had about 20 different styles of tweezers and it was almost overwhelming trying to decide which pair to buy.

Angled Tip Fly Tying Tweezers
Angled Tip Fly Tying Tweezers
These tweezers are 4 inches long and comfortable
when held in the hand. The angle of the jaws allow
the tip to be easily maneuvered into tight spaces.
The angle of the tip also helps provide a clear view
of the object being manipulated.

The above Angle Tip Fly Tying Tweezers are a great design and feel very comfortable when held in the hand. If we could only have one pair of tweezers for fly tying, these would probably be our personal choice.


Fine Tip Tweezers

FINE TIP TWEEZERS
Fine tip tweezers as the name describes, have a fine tip for detail work. Could easily manipulate a single hair or fiber.

Reverse Action or Self Closing Tweezers
Reverse Action or Self Closing Tweezers
2 1/4 inch length
(Dr. Slick Extra Hand Tweezers)

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. The above Reverse Action Tweezers have a very strong grip. They could be used as a pair of hackle pliers or any number of applications.

Striated Jaws
Close-Up photo showing the striated jaws
on above pair of tweezers. The striations will
provide a bite and help prevent slippage.

STRIATED JAWS
Striae are the grooves on a surface. The striated surface on the jaws of these tweezers will help provide a better grip and prevent slippage.

Bead Tweezers
Bead tweezers have a curvature or dimple
in the jaw that is designed to hold beads securely.
Notice the dimple on the jaws of these tweezers
will cup and prevent the bead from dropping.

BEAD TWEEZERS
There are tweezers designed specifically to pick up beads. The jaws have a curvature or dimple that will capture and prevent the bead from slipping out. Other variations of bead tweezers designs include felt or rubber gripping surfaces, which help prevent the bead from slipping.

Bead Tweezers
Self Closing Bead Tweezers
Squeezing the handle of these tweezers will
open the jaws.

Bead Tweezers
Close-Up View of the Jaws from above
Self Closing Bead Tweezers

The above Dr. Slick reverse action bead tweezers have an arrowhead jaw design. There is a non-slip rubber pad on one jaw that helps secure the bead and prevent breakage of glass or plastic beads. The other jaw has a little dimple that helps secure the bead.

 

Tweezers
This pair of tweezers were bought from a
department store and are very inexpensive.
They work but not specifically designed for
fly tying purposes.

DEPARTMENT STORE TWEEZERS
When we first started fly tying used a standard set of department store tweezers and they worked fine. After about a year we bought a pair of tweezers designed specifically for fly tying and what a difference. After using good quality tweezers, these department store models are inferior when tying flies and seemed bulky with a poor gripping surface.

Tweezers
Set of Tweezers
Bought from the local Surplus Store
They only cost a dollar each, but not great quality.

We have seen surgical quality tweezers that cost almost $100 each. They look real professional and we would love having a set, but can't justify the expenditure.

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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 TWEEZERS