Worst purchase.

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by kal, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. kal

    kal Member

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    As I was sitting here trying to use a set of rotary hackle pliers I once bought, and getting more frustrated by the second, (Never could use them right, they slip, stuff gets twisted, they just sit there and once a year or so I try them, only to get irritated again). I was wondering if anyone else has an stories to share about a piece of tying equipment they bought that just didn't live up to your expectations?
     
  2. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Yeah a date with James Mello :p Too many teeth.
     
  3. Randy Diefert

    Randy Diefert aka: Longears

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    my Marc Petijean "Magic Tool"....
     
  4. Longs for Cutts

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    Half my steelhead and salmon materials --I've got probably $500 invested, and I'm moving back to MT in April... Most of my fish have come on flies I could have tied with a $50 investment.
     
  5. mr trout

    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    Well, if you dont want to pack it for the move, you can feel free to send it to the mr trout fly tying materials adoption centre.... its kinda like the island of misfit toys, but without the creepy songs...


    As far as the question, my answer is anything I got trying to be "cheap" because now it has been replaced and I could have not had to buy things twice once I figured out why they were cheap. eg, scissors, hackle pliers, whip finisher etc. Then Again I have built tools on the cheap that I like just fine... go figure.
     
  6. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    You could send it to Tom for the boy scout group.
     
  7. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    I bought a set of hackle guards for tying off my dries, but everytime I try to use on of them they cut my thread and the fly unravels. Maybe they're thread cutters.....

    Wayne
     
  8. Hywel

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    Most of the tools and tying gadgets I've purchased have worked out fairly well. My biggest disappointment has been materials - namely the much touted Whitting Spey hackle cape.

    Hywel
     
  9. Desmond Wiles

    Desmond Wiles Sir Castaline

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    Hmmmm, I don't think I have a worst purchase. I use everything I've bought. Although, in hindsight, I would've avoided buying the beginners tying kit I started off with, and just gone with the vise I've got now and a few materials and tools needed to get me started..... but then again, something tells me I would have had a hard time convicing my wife that spending about $200-$250 to get me started would be justified!!
     
  10. mr trout

    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    I must be doing it right then. I am getting all my toys now while I am single so I will already have the stuff when "that" day comes... Now I just have to find a girl that will put up with me and my fishing/hunting junk...:clown:
     
  11. sixfinger

    sixfinger Ryan Haseman

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    Oh, you think your safe huh?! You might get the "do you really need that thing?" questions once you find a girl. They try and throw out all your cool stuff!!!
     
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    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    bawling: :beathead:
     
  13. Wayne Kohan

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    Unless you find a girl who has her own "stuff" (my wife likes handmade, and very expensive baskets) and then you can justify your "stuff" to her. Actually my wife supports my habit, as long as I promise never to try to get her to flyfish too. Seems fair..... Even better with the wife if you can take the kids with you.

    Wayne
     
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    I fll for this one as well, I even bought the DVD.
     
  15. Randy Diefert

    Randy Diefert aka: Longears

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    never saw the DVD but, the tool is a real dust collector...