Tool Time 2.0 - Fly Revival
While flies never expire, they do wear out though the course of a day’s fishing- if you’re good enough to keep them out of the bushes. While the ‘ABC – Already Been Chewed’ fly can be exceptionally effective; sometimes it is necessary to trim a bug up- enter your old tying scissors.
I like to keep an old set of Dr. Slick razor scissors, my preferred tying scissor, in my kit bag. Not only can I trim a well-worn fly, but I can also trim a bug down to create a sparser profile. Why would I want to do that? FISH LOVE SPARSE FLIES!
The trick is not to poke yourself. I recently left an older set of razor scissors with a friend and I should have left him a thimble as well. They poke. To mitigate this issue and to further extend the life of your scissors; you can create a sheath with plastic tubing and mono filament pulled from your vacuum.
- Pierce Oja