Get the hold you need for tying dry and wet flies with these hackle fly tying pliers.

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The best-holding pliers we've ever found. The gold side plates keep the pliers from slipping in your fingers.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seriously? Review a $7 hackle plier? While my 40 year old German made hackle pliers are beautifully machined, they're just too hard to compress and control. When I found these reasonably priced Orvis pliers with a broad thumb and finger pad, I thought I'd give 'em a try. Most importantly, the jaws are perfectly parallel and firmly clamp anything; feather, biot, quill, or fiber without slippage. And the brass thumb and finger pads make them so easy to grasp and open that I find myself reaching for these over the old German made pliers. I do have one suggestion, however. Before you chuck them into the trash cause the spring arms feel like they were finished with double cut file, disengage the jaws, then take a small jewelers file and very fine emery paper (320 and 400 grit) and file/burnish the insides of the clamp arms till they slide silky smooth. That said, they're now my new favorite hackle pliers.
Date published: 2020-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool!!! A simple tool that does a great job! Awesome work Orvis!
Date published: 2019-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice tool The hackle plies held firmly without breaking hackle and fit my hand nicely to make easy work of tying on the hackle
Date published: 2019-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hackle plier Far better than I expected. The side handles are great.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than what I was hoping for I needed a new pair of hackle pliers. This pair immediately put a smile on my face. I was easily able to grip on to some small turkey biots and pheasant tails to tie up some size 18-22 nymphs and emergers with ease.
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Innovative hackle pliers The hackle pliers are unique since they have added a thumb and finger pads. This makes the pliers much more comfortable to use. It should be noted that the two pair that I purchased have nice parallel jaws. One drawback is the inconsistent grooving of the inside of the jaws. I bought two pair and they were both grooved differently. One was so poor that I'm using it in my fly tying classes as what not to buy.
Date published: 2014-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hackle pliers twist without slip easy to grip and secures all materials effectively - no slippage
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Hackle Pliers These pliers fit my hand and are comfortable to use. I picked mine out at Orvis Tysons Corner, after spending some time trying out different ones in stock to get the smoothest and best aligned jaws.
Date published: 2013-10-22
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