The most useless fly tying material/item ever

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The most useless fly tying material/item ever

Post by Eperous » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:18 pm

Helping my wife make the house ready for family descending upon us Sunday, including our daughter’s three boys, five to nine years old. I think those guys feed on steroids :o , all boys--- always going, got to love ‘em. :D

So to be on the safe side, I cleaned up my tying bench and put everything away. ;) In the processed, I stumbled upon three brand-new, unopened, solid as rocks, plastic containers of Zap-A-Gap. :cry: Fortunately last year I switched over to liquid Locite super glue; works great, never goes bad.

But here’s the question, what’s the most useless fly tying material/item ever? My vote goes to Zap-A-Gap. :evil:

Ed

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Re: The most useless fly tying material/item ever

Post by narcodog » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:44 pm

I don't use much instant glue my vote will be for "web wings".

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Re: The most useless fly tying material/item ever

Post by catskilljohn » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:52 pm

For materials, plastic JC eyes

For tools, that Gallows thing. I never understood how something like that hanging over you fly would be a plus and not a minus. CJ
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Re: The most useless fly tying material/item ever

Post by Allan » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:28 pm

Almost any of the tools 'created' by Marc Petti(whatever?). Kind of reminds me of use 1x and put in the closet for the rest of eternity. Oh, I should say that I've never used any of those tools.

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Re: The most useless fly tying material/item ever

Post by dennis » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:32 pm

Ed,

I might open a can of worms :o but anything plastic or not natural

Hackle guards

Dennis

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Re: The most useless fly tying material/item ever

Post by David S. » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:16 pm

Eperous wrote:
But here’s the question, what’s the most useless fly tying material/item ever? My vote goes to Zap-A-Gap. :evil:

Ed
That's funny Ed, my experience with Zap-A-Gap is exactly the opposite. I have an opened bottle of the stuff on my desk that I've used for well over a year and it's still like new, unlike most other "super glues" I've tried before. Perhaps there's different formulas of the stuff, mine is marked "Medium CA+"..

Perhaps I'm an oddball, but I actually own and like most of the products from Marc Petitjean.. The Petitjean-bobbin is a wonderful tool that I use on a daily basis ;)

For most unnecessary fly tying product I think my vote must go tho the Norvise.. "Tie Better Flies Faster" they say.. Sure, this may well be true if you tie mostly Woolly Buggers, for most other flies a I find a conventional vise far superior.. (and I actually own a Nor Vise with all the conversion kits :roll: )

/David S.

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Re: The most useless fly tying material/item ever

Post by Allan » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:47 pm

dennis wrote:Ed,

I might open a can of worms :o but anything plastic or not natural

Hackle guards

Dennis
You use worms? :roll:
Okay, maybe most of the 'plastics' but what about the fine (meaning texture) type stuff like antron, sparkle yarn, poly yarn? Any of those?
Just askin.

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Re: The most useless fly tying material/item ever

Post by redietz » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:05 pm

catskilljohn wrote:For materials, plastic JC eyes
You beat me to it. That's the first thing I thought of when I saw the subject of the thread, without even reading any of the posts.
Bob

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Re: The most useless fly tying material/item ever

Post by dennis » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:14 pm

Allan wrote:
dennis wrote:Ed,

I might open a can of worms :o but anything plastic or not natural

Hackle guards

Dennis
You use worms? :roll:
Okay, maybe most of the 'plastics' but what about the fine (meaning texture) type stuff like antron, sparkle yarn, poly yarn? Any of those?
Just askin.
Allan

WORMS - yep :lol:

SPARKLE - nope :o

Old school fart too :lol:

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Re: The most useless fly tying material/item ever

Post by SgtMajUSMC » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:41 pm

Good question! Nymphforms-those little die cut, plastic nymph underbodies. Swannundaze. Plastic JC as already mentioned.

This crap is almost as hateful, and useless (in my opinion) as "no-knot" eyelets!

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