The Canadian Tube Fly Company
D.I.Y. Tapered Pins
Tube fly tyers are a particular bunch! I think that is what makes tube tying so
exciting, it really has tyers thinking "outside of the box". Tube tyers are also
well known for being "do-it-yourselfers" and creating new tools or materials
that will best suite their own tying. That is why we have brought in these "Pin
Blanks". They are straight pieces of solid steel that can be easily ground down
into a tapered pin exactly to the specifications of your desire. All you need is a
Needle Blank Kit

$4.99 for three blanks and emery cloth

Place the tapered pin blank in the chuck, tighten it up and you are ready to grind
down the taper on the pin. You want to move the pin back and forward on the angle
to create the smooth transition. Be sure to continuously check the taper on your
favourite tube so you don't grind too much away!
The D.I.Y. kits come in two different wire gauges, 1 mm and 2 mm. Kits include
three wire blanks and two different grits of emery cloth for grinding.