DFP: On the Cheap…
Welcome to the latest addition of Dirtbag Flyfishing Posse: On The Cheap! We strive to bring you money-saving ideas in flyfishing and flytying, great tips, techniques, and
sarcasm information to make your day on the water (or vise) plain old EPIC! Today’s installment deals with flytying scissors.
Do you have a pair of scissors that are getting dull? Are you thinking of dropping $20-$40 bucks on a pair of those fancy-schmancy tying scissors that claim they won’t go dull even after carving up 28 extra-large bucktails?
I have a cheap fix for you so don’t throw those dull scissors out!
- Grab a small glass bottle (a nail polish bottle works great).
- Try and cut the neck off the bottle with your dull scissors. Do this about 5 to 6 times fully opening and closing the blades from tip to rear.
It will put some of the sharpness back to your blade. It’s not a permanent fix but you can do this a couple of times and make your scissor blade last a few months longer. Well, to be honest… I’ve done this about 20 times and my blade is still relatively sharp because of it.