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    Arrow Most valuable tying tool

    If there is one tying tool that you cannot go without what would it be and why? Mine is a barb crusher tool (one of the few that can debarb a Gama B10S without breaking it off) but it's also the best tool to use when flattening the end of your weed guard ala Dave Whitlock.

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    Gerrit Viljoen

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    The bobbin holder

    Everything else is just a nice to have, but trying to tie with a spool of thread falling about and unrolling while hoping to retain any sense of composure just isnt fun.
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    Ja, I'm with Mark on this one. My bobbin is the most import to me, second to the vice of course.
    Daryl Human

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    Hackle pliers for me. Very handy for holding gathered pieces and keeping them in tact before the tie. Makes hackling and ribbing a pleasure.

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    Which ones?
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Good sciccors
    Korrie Broos

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    I really enjoy these ...


    http://www.swissknifeshop.com/brands/rubis/

    Perfect for fly tying
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

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    The C&F tools are awesome, Darryl
    I have the bobbin, and just cannot use any of my other bobbins anymore
    http://www.candfdesign.com/product/0..._Standard-size
    Daryl Human

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    I would say anything in your hole kit but you can still manage without something cuz i have tied a few flies without a vice and a bobbin.

    The worst for me is if the vise cuz i get frastrated if i have the wrong vise aspecialy these cheap ones that cant hold the hook nicely.

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