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Old 07-25-2013, 12:11 AM
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need advice on scissors

All of mine are old, dull and coated in glandular trichromes.
What are your favorite types and where do you like to buy them?
Would love to get opinions on the best types for different materials.....
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:12 AM
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Gonna' try a pair of Dr. Slick's style of tungsten carbide serrated blades if I can find a pair with adjustable tension.......otherwise am stuck with the stylin' gold handled ones I have now, which aren't too shabby. That should be two cents worth right there.

Hope you're healing real quick.
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:23 AM
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Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm so much better that the last few nights I was able to put my daughter to bed and read stories for the first time in three weeks.
Where are you going to buy your tools?
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:17 AM
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The Orvis Economy scissors kick butt. I have anvils and Dr. Slicks and I allways go back to the orvis scissors.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:12 AM
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A tease... I was waiting for some trouble from you. I would truly appreciate a dissertation on the merits of each and every pair of scissors you have ever tried in your whole life, please. And thank you.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:40 AM
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I've seen better daisy chains...
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from l-r...

tiemcos - these are my favorite and go to scissors. fit very comfortably in my fingers. purchased at a fly shop which no longer exists.

dr slick razor scissors - very sharp w/ adjustable tension. as good as the tmcs but not as comfy in hand. purchased at a fly shop which no longer exists.

anvils - nice scissors. I reserve these for deer hair and the like and wire at the bottom end. always on the bench as are the preceding two. purchased at a fly shop which no longer exists.

dr. slick arrow points - usually carried w/ fishing tackle in the field. purchased at a fly shop which no longer exists.

dr slick carbide tungsten - very sharp very brittle. dropped on tile floor and one tip snapped. these have been relegated to rod building and general shop use. purchased at a fly shop which no longer exists.

backcountry labs ss allpoint scissors 1" curved blade - these are in my travel kit. nearly new condition. purchased at a fly shop which no longer exists.
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