Cool little tool with very handy features. Check out the videos from Fly Fish Food and Smhaen.
Everything you have read or seen about this dubbing twister is true, it is very versatile and a solid twister but my experience with the quality is underwhelming. I found that thread, and I was using 8/0, was being cut. On inspection of the hooks of the twister, I found that the hooks were sharp. The hooks were sharp enough so that I could score my fingernail.
I raised this issue with Stig of Smhaen and he wasn't particularly helpful.
My solution to make the twister usable was that (a) I used fine emery paper to dull the inside edges of the hook and (b) applied UV resin to the inside edges of the hook.
These actions have made the twister usable, albeit I am far more careful when I use it than what I was with other twisters, but really a high-priced tool like this should not have, I am guessing, manufacturing issues.
Just fun to spin up!
Great quality and brilliant functionality. Can’t wait to use the twister more. The only problem is, what to do with all the other twisters I have
Smhaen Master Dubbing Twister is a purchase I would make again and again. Oh wait I will likely only need one in my lifetime because the build quality is that good. Easy to use and small to store. This has quickly become a go to for me. I highly recommend adding this to your fly tying arsenal.