I just bought a set of these, thinking that they would be a great tool. I've only used them for two flies so far, reverse spiders w/ mallard flank for the hackle. I didn't get the top of the line pliers by any means, but, at least with the mallard hackle, I wasn't all that impressed. Obviously I can't fully judge before trying them with multiple feathers/materials or a little more time to get the feel for them. Anybody out there use them much and want to share why you like them or not?