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Eye threaders
Hook eye threaders are rather expensive but for me a worth while necessity. Have trouble seeing those little openings on the water. My problem is that I seem to loose a couple on every trip. Since they cost about $3.50 per copy I thought that there had to be a better alternative. How about $1.25 for two. Sewing stores carry needle threaders that will work just fine.





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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Mar 3, 2006, 8:44 AM)
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Re: [Dryrod] Eye threaders In reply to
I can go even cheaper than that. I use the wire off an electric tool armetuer. Very fine copper wire and I threat it through my tiny flies still in the vise and then put a knot in the end of the wire when I am done. Can make it all long as I want that way.



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Re: [flygoddess] Eye threaders In reply to
Dose the wire have a tendency to cut your flyline if it gets pinched?

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Re: [maddawg] Eye threaders In reply to
I haven't notised it cutting, It is the same as those threaders. Just Soooooo much cheaper.Wink



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Re: [flygoddess] Eye threaders In reply to
cool thanks for the tip
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Re: [maddawg] Eye threaders In reply to
Just find some fine wire and thread it through one at a time, sometimes I have to pull the one that is threaded to the side to get the other through. It also helps clean the eyes when I am tying. I thread it right on the vise.



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Re: [flygoddess] Eye threaders In reply to
Do you thread every fly that you tie? If so don't the flys have a tendency to get hung up on each other? I still think that those sewing needle threaders would be handy to have on the water. I just punch a hole in the thumb grip, tie on a piece of mono and attach it to my vest.




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