At AvidMax Outfitters, we make purchasing half hitch tools for fly tying quick and easy. We offer three half hitch tools that are guaranteed to please everyone and fit any budget. We asked experts in the fly fishing sport to help us pick the best brands of half hitch tools to help make your selection easier.
Here is what we decided.First, we offer the Umpqua Fly Tying Half Hitch Tool. This tool comes in a pack of three. Each cylinder has a different sized hole to run your various lines through and to match the size of varying hook eyes. These three metal cylinders are the lowest price half hitch tools we offer. Second, we supply the Dr. Slick Half Hitch. This quality piece is a bit more expensive, but also comes with a finish selection between brass and stainless steel.
No matter if you are a pro or a novice, this hitch is 3 inches in length and is perfect to stand up against the elements of the outdoors. Also, if your fly has a lot of hackles this hitch can help you keep them under control. Dr. Slick products also come with warranties and a six-step test to make sure all of their products pass their durability test. Third, we offer our loyal customers the elite C&F Design CFT-90 a complete half hitch tool in itself. The eight-ounce tool comes with three different sized hitchers in one body. This is also our most expensive option at $29.95, but professionals find it worth the price because of the convenience and durability it offers. This stainless steel tool is durable and is best for quick fly setup.How to
Tie a Half Hitch with a Half Hitch Tool
The process of tying a half hitch is simple. You place the appropriate sized half hitch tool around the eye of the hook. Then you loop the line around the tool creating the half hitch. You can repeat this process several times until your line is securely around the fly. Then you cut your thread and add some head cement, and your fly is ready to go.