Re: Whip finish by han
I was the opposite. I took a fly tying class during college for a leisure studies class and our instructor taught us to whip finish with our fingers. He showed us how to do it with the whip finisher tool, but I wasn't really paying attention and we were tying big flies where using your fingers was just more efficient. I came out here to CO and began tying flies, which were mostly in the #18-24 range, and I found I really struggle controlling the thread with my fingers to the degree in which I'd like. On a fly like Charlie's Jujubee in 24, I just couldn't keep that thread head stacked up securely with a whip finish with my fingers! I then taught myself to use the whip finisher tool again, and haven't put it down since.
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