Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Affordable Bodkin Cleaner

Materials to clean your bodkin.
Bodkins or dubbing needles will, after repeated use, end up with a bulky buildup of glue and foreign materials. This will cause one to apply more glue than necessary with each application and affect the fly's appearance. So, if you're tired of using your fingernails, razor blades, and other scrapers, here is a quick and easy way to expedite the process.  

Get an empty 35 mm film canister or a small tin or plastic container and some medium 1 or 2 coarse steel wool. Insert enough steel wool inside the container to fill it up. Then poke a few holes in the lid and push the bodkin up and down through the holes to eliminate the unwanted materials. 

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