Monday, June 16, 2014

Don't Cry Over Spilled Hooks

Don't use you finger, use a magnet!
During a fly tying session there’s nothing more disruptive that spilling hooks on the floor or worse the rug. Your initial response might be to quickly scrape the hooks up with your hand or fingers, but by doing this you can easily impale yourself. However, if it’s a thick rug, it can be even more difficult to extract the hooks, and cutting it may be disturbing to your spouse. However, not finding all of the hooks could pose a hazard for children or pets.

Fortunately, the easy way to find hooks in a rug is to use a strong magnet. This should collect all of the hooks except those that are embedded in the rug. The best solution for picking out the embedded hooks is with pliers. Of course, the best way to avoid this problem is to keep your hooks in special hook bins or simply use barbless hooks.

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