Anyone else out there bugged by hooks with plugged holes from sloppy tying? I am.
Over the last several years, I was frustrated trying to clean these up using the available tools – clipper end and even the Orvis forceps. I finally hit on sewing needles and pins as an easier to use alternative.
Not only do sewing needles have a finer piont, I believe they are easier to manipulate – especially the ones with the large head as shown below.
So, if bugged by clogs, grab a pin!
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Sewing needles and pins provide surgical precision
Pin compared to the other options
Just put the pin/needle in your fly box….
or… better… stick it on your vest
Unless stated otherwise, this article was authored by Steve Moore