New Badger Creek Fly Tying Tools As many of you know, I import my own tools. I deal directly with tool manufacturers overseas to offer some of the best tools around. Some of these are quite unique. For this season I have selected interesting tools that are affordable and well made. All are a joy to use, and offer you some great values.
Bobbins: Badger Creek bobbins are sturdy and affordable, our bobbins allow you to add more tools to your collection without breaking the bank.
S + M Style Bobbins: A good many of you are missing the old bobbins, I,Äôve done my best to find these. Similar to the originals. Plate style design with a metal tube, allows you to have bobbin sit square on the desk. $4.50
Badger Creek Wood Trim Ceramic Bobbin: Has a wood barrel insert, we,Äôve sold dozens of these already. Very well made, one of the best bobbins I offer. Has a bead ceramic tip, brass feet and a nice polished ,ÄúA,Äù frame/standard design. Fits nicely in your hand. Stout or Medium Tube:
Brass Bullet Head Ceramic Bobbin; This has a molded brass bullet head with a ceramic tipped tube and a flared bottom tube. Ideal for bass flies, saltwater and also heavy duty tying. Brass feet. $8.50
Fine Tube Bobbin: This is a standard basic bobbin which has a fine tube and brass feet. Ideal for a travel kit, classes, the Grandkids or use an extra. $3.50
Large Bullet Head Bobbin: Has a flared end, ideal for floss or wire. A few have large openning for saltwater threads, floss or wire. $4.50
Dubbing Tools: With these dubbing tools, you can spin loops and create lots of interesting dubbed bodies
Bird Style Dubbing Hook: Has a brass handle with a triangle shaped dubbing hook. Original design created by Cal Bird. Used by tyers like John Shewey. Has a hook on one end, you turn sideways to roll loops. Use to hold silk floss from getting oil on it. $4.50
Dubbing Spinner/Whirler: The Whirler was originally designed by Darrell Martin. Cast brass with small wires, allow you to spin dubbing loops. Well balanced, a real bargin. $5.00
Extended Reach Dubbing Spinner: Very Unique, has a longer tube that allows you to hold spun loops. Small twister at the bottom. $4.50
Dubbing Rake: The dubbing rake acts as a "claw" to pull fur away from hide, pelts or patches, allowing you to leave guard hairs behind. Great tool! $4.50
Popular Turbo Dubber: Has a ball bearing head. Head spins. Handle is machined and has a slot to allow you to slide up and down hook shank and use a hair packer. 3 interchangable heads. Has dubbing loop tool, hackle plier and also a hook to use for making ropes. This is my most popular dubbing tool. ( Note: Some turbo dubbers come with a hackle plier attachment instead of the forked head shown left . ) $12.50
Hackle Pliers: Hackle pliers can be used to hold materials, help wrap floss or tinsel bodies as well as hackle. Almost every plier can be tuned by adjusting the head.
Black Finger Ring Hackle Plier: For many years, I offered the Marryat Hackle Plier with a ring and a nice locking head. This is a similar version to the plier I no longer offer. Quite nice. Holds hackle tight. $2.50
Catskill Style Artery Clamps: This is the first time I,Äôve had these. Has a wide jaw with a x-cross pinch style design, allows for you to to grab materials, wind hackle or hold items in place. Used by many old style Catskill tyers. Very unique. $3.50
English Style Midge Hackle Plier: Has a tiny head, use for making smaller flies or use to hold floss, wire, tinsel. $2.50
Large Spring Adjustable Hackle Plier: This has a molded ring with a spring and a rotating hackle plier head attached. Spring acts to create tension and reduce break-offs. $6.50
Nice Finger Pad Hackle Plier: Standard hackle plier design with brass finger pads attached to the sides. Helps to give better control and protect hackle from break offs. Sold in other places for much more. $3.50
Rotating Hackle Pliers: Has a brass handle with a rotating head. Ideal for use with the newer style vises. $4.50
Badger Creek Stackers: We offer some nice stackers that are well made, affordable and allow you to stack wings, bodies or materials.
Badger Creek Machined Stackers: For many years I sold stackers of my own design. These are machined and a bit smaller. The micro allows for stacking of small wings like compara duns and has a chrome finish,$6.50
The medium size stacker is brass with a machined hex shaped bottom. Great for hoppers, stimulators or other bugs. $9.00
Brassy Style Hair Packer: This is a medium sized hacker packer. Has a notch in the end, slid over the hook and pack hair. Designed to make bugs more dense. $2.50
Shoehorn Bucktail Stacker: This is an open sided stacker that allows you to stack bucktails and long wings. To use, just lay in bucktail, tilt stacker and tap. Quite a nice design. Style I used to carry for many years. $3.50
Threaders, Whip Finishers and Bodkins
Brass Handle Threader: ( Not shown ) Has a nice small brass handle. Use for pulling thread into bobbin. $3.50
Deluxe Bodkin: An Extra heavy large handle with standard bodkin tip. Very nice. Machined aluminum handle. Won't roll around or dance the Texas Two Step. Gotta Have this one! $3.50
Standard Bodkin: Machined hex handle, won't allow handle to roll off tables. ( Note: Some handles are brass, some come black) : $2.50
Whip Finisher: Has a small brass tube for a handle. Traditional Matarelli design head.
or Extended Reach/Saltwater: $6.50
Misc Tools, Wing Burners, Parachute Tools, Base and Vise Offsets
Badger Creek Tube
Fly Tool: 3 pin vice. Ideal for tubes of all sizes. Fits any vise. To
use slid tube down pin, insert pin and tighten. $9.00
Fly Tyer's Lance: This are really handy. When sharpened, these allow you to split quills. Much more environmentally friendly than standard razor knives, as these can be sharpened and used again and again. $4.50
Fine Tip Tweaser: These are just the ticket you need for making Ray Bergman style wet fly wings and all of your married wing salmon flies. Extra fine points allow you to pick up strips, split quill or put together small pieces. You can also use these to grab flies out of boxes and bins. $3.50
Wing burners are a hot ticket with tyers making realistic flies. These wing burners are modestly priced and allow you to create a complete set without breaking the bank. All are shaped out of heavy gauge brass and allow you to burn feathers or other wing materials to size wings.
Shown Left to Right: Mayfly, Stonefly, Caddis Fly
Mayfly: The Mayfly set comes as a set of 4 $9.75
Stonefly: Set of 3 stonefly wing case burners: $9.75
Caddis Fly/Sedge: Set of 3, can also be used for spinner wings. $9.75
Materials Clip: This is spring that clips together allowing you to keep materials out of the way. Use for floss, wire, tinsel. Fits most AA vises. $1.00
Mike's Gallows Tool (AKA Parachute Tool ): Has a spring and a hook to add a hackle plier. Gallows design, great for making parachutes. Adjustable up and down, fits standard 3/8,Äù design stem. $12.50
Vise Extender: One of the best ways to improve your tying comfort if to use an extender. The extender allows you to make the vise move down and away from the table, reducing stress and neck pain. For use with c-clamp. $12.50, comes with a small bead/hook tray.
Badger Creek Pedestal Base: This is an affordable base that fits any 3/8" stem vise. Has a threaded stem seat that removes, allowing for easy travel or storage. Bottom is black anodzied with a pad to protect table tops. $15.00
Leather Leader Straightner: I've sold these for many years. Has a leather patch with a rubber pad, pull leader through to remove kinks. $2.50
Badger Creek Leather Reel Cases: These are suede leather and fleece lined. These protect your reels from getting chipped or dented. Zipper cover.
Top: 4" ( 2 shown back to back, actual is a single ) use for large arbor or saltwater reels
Bottom: 3 1/2" for smaller 3-4-5 trout reels
One thing I am a big believer in is quality and value. Over the years, I have been always tried to find items to sell with these 2 goals of finding the best stuff at the best price. Terra's vises and tools have been a very good seller for me, offering you many new tools at reasonable prices.
Terra Rotating Vise: This is really nice. Made of stainless steel with brass parts. This is a true rotatory vise which has loads of features. The arm is articulated which allows for up and down movement of the turning arm. The jaws are fully adjustable to accept nearly every size of hooks. The head also moves up and down to keep the turning radius true when using different sizes of hooks. $50.00
Stainless Steel and Brass
Fully Adjustable Jaws, Accepts a Complete Size of Hooks
Great for the Newer Tyer!
This vise is a steal at this price!
Last time a sold a vise like this they were $90.00!
For more Info Contact:
Mike Hogue / Badger Creek Fly Tying / 622 West Dryden Road, Freeville, NY 13068