marc petitjean's "magic tool'

#1
first off; thanks to everyone that took the time to post a response to my "how many bobbins" thread.
anyone have experience or opinions regarding the marc petitjean "magic tool"?
 

steve s

Active Member
#2
I received it for Christmas a couple of years back and never really used it. I liked it for CDC but found out that I could tie on other materials just as easily without it. That being said, I've been thinking about trying it again because I've a couple new ideas.

Steve
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#4
Sorry if I'm out in left field, but is that the wide clamping tool that I have seen used to make maribou into hackle wraps for flies such as dragonfly nymphs? Big, fat and fuzzy like we like to eat...er like trout can't resist? I just saw something that was rectangular, looked like a long clamp with a quill slot in the middle. I though they said it was "magic".
I've never used it or seen it used, but I was thinking a bulldog clamp lined with some rubber sheeting would do the trick for me.
 

Tim Cottage

Formerly tbc1415
#7
I've never used it or seen it used, but I was thinking a bulldog clamp lined with some rubber sheeting would do the trick for me.

This is what I and many others have always used. An alternative to rubber sheeting is to cut pieces of soft tubing to slip over the edges of the bulldog clamp. A bulldog clamp and 6" of soft tubing is about $3.00 - $4.00 total but you will have to make your own DVD.



TC
 

Tim Cottage

Formerly tbc1415
#9
I have no doubt that the Magic tool is a fully realised system. Marc Petitjean's other tying tools are well designed and well made.

For those who wish to experiment with the technique without spending more than a few dollars the padded bulldog clip will get them started in the right general direction before investing in the complete system.

TC
 

Calvin1

Active Member
#10
I use mine quite a bit. I like to use it for rabbit streamers, being able to use the rabbit hair without the rabbit hide which adds floatation. When I first got it, I don't think I tied a fly without it for about 2 months. The U Tube video should be all you need to get started.
 
#11
Well people, I have to attend an anniversary party next week and I want to impress the guests into the party. So I want to learn some simple cool magic tricks. I am looking for good links that teach me the best one. I want to know how to do some cool magic tricks or illusions. Does anyone know how to do any cool simple magic tricks or illusions? I don’t have much time, so please help as early as possible.
 

Philster

Active Member
#13
Well we have lots of posters here (myself included) who are astounding tools... does that count? "Watch me turn this thread into an argument! TA-DAH!"