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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:30 am 
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Brown Trout

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Has anyone else tried one of these? http://www.tight-line-enterprises.com/t ... eader.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neHFMRIARic

I just threaded a size 22 (or maybe a 24) fly with underpowered reading glasses and mediocre light on the first try. :o

You put the fly on the magnetic holder and then glide your tippet through a slot and it goes right through the eye of the hook.

Phil, I know your sight bothers you, this could be your ticket.

Curious if anyone has been using one for awhile and whether they remain equally enthusiastic.

Update: Orvis has them for under $10 at the South Park store in CLT.


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 Post subject: Re: fly threader
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:55 am 
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Looks like it would work great if I would quit crowding the eyes on my flies. :roll: Honestly, I need to get one.


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 Post subject: Re: fly threader
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:12 pm 
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Looks pretty cool. I'll have to try one. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: fly threader
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:02 am 
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fleming13 wrote:
Looks like it would work great if I would quit crowding the eyes on my flies. :roll: Honestly, I need to get one.



yep, that & head cement or 3 cups of coffee :lol: It is a neat tool.


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 Post subject: Re: fly threader
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:45 pm 
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Aaron, I bought a mess of them for the monthly CFFC raffles. They seem to work very well. Just toss the fly on it and the super-magnet in it forces the fly into the perfect position to accept the tippet as is slides down the channel provided.
Now I don't know if you've been educated in the fact that if you don't leave that nasty thing alone you'll go blind. Stop now while you just need glasses.


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 Post subject: Re: fly threader
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:16 pm 
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Peddler wrote:
Aaron, I bought a mess of them for the monthly CFFC raffles. They seem to work very well. Just toss the fly on it and the super-magnet in it forces the fly into the perfect position to accept the tippet as is slides down the channel provided.
Now I don't know if you've been educated in the fact that if you don't leave that nasty thing alone you'll go blind. Stop now while you just need glasses.


:lol: not to mention the callouses


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