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  1. Fly Tying Tools

    I use a fly-tying clamp for almost all of my rigging. Coupled with a small vice there isn't much that I can't rig. It is one thing that I couldn't do without. I purchased it off fleabay a couple of years ago for about £25. Rigging the forestay on a sacrificial dowel; Rigging a block to the mast, the pliers taped to the mast are called hackle clamps/pliers. These can be used instead of the heamostats but obviously don't have as much weight to keep the line taut; For rigging on the boat I use heamostats, hackle clamps and the following homemade "things" made out of sewing needles; Hope this helps!

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