Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by james.jimenez, Mar 3, 2018.
Just wondering if anyone is using these. If you are how do you like them?
I like their shanks, but just use my normal tube fly attachment.
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I've been using my tube fly adapter but I'm going to pick up a Chuck today. I've noticed that my shank tends to rotate in the tube adapter when I apply pressure using a dubbing loop.
Also from the videos I've watched it seems like you don't have to put much shank in the Chuck which will be nice. I also am going to like the uniform clearence the Chuck gives. i.e., when I finish my dubbing loop I like to brush it out forward and backwards, the tube fly adapter gets in the way of that on the bottom of the fly.
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I guess I'm a bit of of a cheapskate these days. I took an old cheap vice I started tying on and converted it with a pin vice I paid $10.00 for at hobby lobby.
I have one and use it on my Norvise. Works excellent for shanks or tubes, I use both sides of the collet.
A nice addition to the tool chest.
I have a selection of OPST shanks and they are pretty tough and versatile. I use them when I need them.
You can probably find mustad 7xl (5xl would be plenty long too) streamer hooks for a better price than the opst shanks. You won’t need any special tools for tying either, put the hook in the vice and clip it off when your finished tying.