Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users



« 1 (2)


Re: tying scissors

Joined:
2011/3/23 22:10
From Delaware River
Posts: 494
Offline
Quote:

FrequentTyer wrote:
Quote:

gaeronf wrote:
http://wisstool.com/product/dsp_produ ... 0&pf=663&upc=037103581266

Yes, these are it. Your link had 4 options, these are the exact pair. I admit, they take a little getting used to but they are razor-sharp, no joke. I had dropped them and it hit my foot. I picked it up and kept tying. I felt something warm on my foot and looked down, covered in blood.


Gaeron, I read somewhere that the blades on those can be replaced. Is that true? I've seen you and others tie with them and they look like a really good option. Might be a bit bulky at first, but probably not too difficult to get used to.
Mike.



Yes the blades are replacable but I've heard that when you go to replace them the blades don't line up well and then they, to be blunt, suck. I bought 2 pairs when I got mine a year and a half ago, and haven't even touched the second pair.

Posted on: 2013/1/6 8:48


Re: tying scissors

Joined:
2012/1/13 15:28
From Ferguson Twp.
Posts: 2457
Offline
This is a good sight to see how the sixth finger scissors handle.
http://greencaddis.com/6th-finger-fly-tying-scissors4-5.html.

Posted on: 2013/1/6 9:17
_________________
There is a need to fish, to be in the water. It soothes the soul...


Re: tying scissors

Joined:
2011/1/11 10:30
Posts: 108
Offline
I have used the black, plastic handle Griffith's for probably 15 years. They cost about 15 dollars. Once they start to dull, I buy a new set and use the old ones for hair, wire, lead, etc. A simple wrap of duct tape around the handle of the old set lets me know which ones to use.

I would estimate about 4000 or so flies out of each set.

There may be more durable options, but as has been said, scissor choice is highly personal.

Posted on: 2013/1/7 10:51


Re: tying scissors

Joined:
2011/1/15 18:21
Posts: 480
Offline
Has anyone had their scissors professionally sharpened? My girlfriend is a hairdresser and owns several pairs of shears that are upwards of $300 a pair. She routinely has them sharpened by this guy that must travel around to all the salons. I will have to ask her about the price. If its $5 or whatever, it would be worth the price.

I have an older pair of serrated orvis scissors that I like alot, and a pair of razors from dr. slick. I prefer the larger size of the orvis scissors.

Posted on: 2013/1/7 11:53


Re: tying scissors

Joined:
2006/9/11 13:33
From Lehigh Valley
Posts: 3317
Offline
Quote:

pwk5017 wrote:
Has anyone had their scissors professionally sharpened? My girlfriend is a hairdresser and owns several pairs of shears that are upwards of $300 a pair. She routinely has them sharpened by this guy that must travel around to all the salons. I will have to ask her about the price. If its $5 or whatever, it would be worth the price.


Unfortunately, it's probably more than that. The guy that does this at the local salons here charges $15. The local Joanne's Fabrics also has someone that does this for about the same price.

A lot of tying scissors have a serrated edge on one blade. When they get sharpened, you lose the serrations. Anvil (google them) will sharpen their scissors and re-do the serrated edge, but it's hardly worth the cost/effort plus shipping. Unless you're dealing with really expensive non-serrated tying scissors, it's cheaper to just buy another pair, or try sharpening them yourself.

An old tyer's trick that can help get some more life out of your worn scissors is to take an ordinary piece of kitchen aluminum foil, and fold it several times so it's like 4 thicknesses thick. Cut this about a half dozen times or so, and it helps to bring the edge back a bit.

Posted on: 2013/1/7 15:32
_________________
Resized Image


Re: tying scissors

Joined:
2012/1/13 15:28
From Ferguson Twp.
Posts: 2457
Offline
The sixth finger scissors I ordered just came today, if you tie with scissors in your hand or don't but want to but find holding them to cumbersome. I implore you to seek these out and try them, the difference is incredible to say the least. I will never be without a pair again. Thankyou so very much Frequentyer for showing me these.

Posted on: 2013/2/8 18:29
_________________
There is a need to fish, to be in the water. It soothes the soul...


Re: tying scissors

Joined:
2010/6/26 11:19
From Along the Lehigh Above the Gap
Posts: 7100
Offline
I actually just looked at this thread the other day for a review of the Wiss. Found them for a couple bucks on Amazon and decided to try them out.

Posted on: 2013/2/8 18:46
_________________
"Four of us wolves, running around the desert together, in Las Vegas, looking for strippers and cocaine. So tonight, I make a toast!"

http://bugflingerandfeatherlasher.blogspot.com/




« 1 (2)



You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

Sponsors
Polls
Do you keep a fishing journal?
Yes 52% (85)
No 47% (78)
_PL_TOTALVOTES
The poll closed at 2014/8/22 12:38
1 Comment





Copyright 2014 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com