Published Jul 8. 2018 - 4 years ago
Updated or edited Jul 9. 2018

Holding material out of way before tying in

Martin Smith writes:

If you have a vise that won't take a material spring such as a Regal, find some small, flat magnets. If you don't have any, go to an electronics store or a toy store and purchase a magnetic educational toy set, which typically has several types, or try a science supply store or even a specialized magnet store. Get two of these flat magnets and let them attach to the vise and you can trap your ribbing, floss etc. between them as you tie your flies. Also let your flies dry on any other magnets you have. They hold the fly in such a way that the varnish does not run into the eye of the hook.

First published: 
Oct 24. 2007