TYEPRO Original works well with most jigs from 1/64 to 1/2 oz. and for hooks size 14 to 5/0. Larger sizes often have larger diameter eyelets and use heavier gauge wire to form the eyelets which prevents TYEPRO from completely closing. TYEPRO does not work well with floating head jigs if the foam covers all of the shank next to the eyelet. You will need to trim some of the foam away to allow the tool to close on these specific jig types. Not intended for use with spinner baits, plugs, crank baits, tungsten jigs, trout magnets, or beetle spins.
TYEPRO Fly & Ice will handle most flies from size 2 to 16. Stiff hair or plastic covering the eyelet will need to be moved out of the way so you can get a good grip on the eyelet with TYEPRO Fly & Ice. Open tool slightly to push hackle out of the way for a clean grip of the eyelet.
Most jigs from 1/32 to 1/8 oz. and hooks from size 10 to 1 fit well into TYEPRO Fly & Ice. Different gauges of wire can be used for the same size hook or jig so I cannot guarantee all sizes but I have found very few jigs or hooks in these size ranges that do not work well in TYEPRO Fly & Ice. Very thin eyelet wire in the smallest size jigs and hooks create a big challenge for 100% threading reliability. Smaller tungsten jigs with the eyelet orientation perpendicular to the hook shaft may not align properly with the eyelet pocket. Another tip is to make sure that paint is fully removed from both the inside and outside of the eyelet.
One common reason is that the tip of the line does not have a clean, flat cut. Line should be straight and not cut at an angle. Hold the line about an inch from the tip when threading to minimize line bending when pushing through the funnel. Twisting the line between your fingers will also help the tip of the line find its way through the eyelet.
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Most braided lines are very limp, especially the lighter test lines. For this reason, I do not recommend TYEPRO for use with braided lines. I’ve personally found some success threading these lines if I twist/spin them between my fingers while pushing them through the funnel. A clean cut of the line is also very helpful. Unfortunately, the clipper on TYEPRO does not cut braided lines very well, which is true for many other line cutters. I’d recommend using braid cutters to get a clean cut prior to threading. One customer has recommended that using wax on the end of the line makes threading braided lines much easier.
Yes, it is possible to tie a Palomar knot with the TYEPRO. Watch this video to learn proper technique.
I have not come up with a cost-effective way to add this feature yet. For now, I suggest cleaning eyelets with a tool specifically designed for this task as soon as you buy a new pack of jigs. That way you will not waste any fishing time while you are on the water, which is when TYEPRO is most valuable.
Some TYEPRO users believe the spring strength is too low but, it has been maximized to insure long life while still using stainless steel to avoid rusting. To avoid losing the jig/hook/fly you should hold the tool at the narrow “waist” near the tip during threading and tying. If you hold the tool by the handles, you are very likely to open the jaws and the jig/hook/fly will fall out.
Will TYEPRO work for lures with split rings, crankbaits, swivels, spinnerbaits and hooks with weed guards?
The Original TYEPRO is not capable of gripping all sizes and geometries of lures, including those with rigid weed guards that are closely attached to the eyelet. It will work with smaller in-line spinners and some artificial lures with eyelets in the same size range as commonly found on hooks size 14 to 5/0. The same size range applies to use with swivels although it can be too difficult for some to place the eyelet of a swivel in the pocket of the tool due to the easy rotation of the eyelet. TYEPRO is not intended for use with crankbaits or spinnerbaits.
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Tip #1: TYEPRO Original or TYEPRO Fly & Ice?
There are two different TYEPRO tools so make sure you order the one to fit your needs. You may want
Tip #2: Why is there a black bead on my lanyard?
The plastic bead was added to product shipped in mid-March 2015 as a very effective means to keep your TYEPRO from falling off the lanyard, especially if you are prone to bumping into things while fishing. Leave the bead on the lanyard and slide it down tight against the side of the tool to keep it from falling off. Slide it a few inches toward your neck when you want to take the tool off the lanyard. If you didn’t get a bead, ask your daughter or wife if she has one in her craft or jewelry box. Otherwise, you can go to almost any craft shop to get a 6x9mm bead.
Tip #3: Threading Tips: Clip flat on end and twist
Always clip the line flat on the end, not at an angle which creates a “point” that can stick in the funnel. Hold the line about an inch from the end and twist it as you push it through the funnel. Twisting helps the end of the line glide down the funnel walls and through the eyelet.
Tip #4: Why isn't there an eyelet cleaning feature on TYEPRO?
Primarily because you shouldn’t be wasting fishing time cleaning paint from eyelets while you are on the water. Take care of this task as soon as you buy a pack of jigs with this problem. The other reason is the cost of the tool would be much higher if an effective cleaning feature were to be added.
Tip #5: TYEPRO makes
TYEPRO is just a tool, not the solution to all of your tying needs. No tool is perfect for all
Tip #6: Threading bead head and other small flies
TYEPRO Fly & Ice will work for threading some larger bead head
Tip #7: When to
Knowing when to
Tip #8: When to
If you are confident that you are on fish but not getting bites, it’s probably a good time to
Tip #9: Why TYEPRO doesn't float
Don’t drop TYEPRO in the lake because it doesn’t float. I could not find a cost-effective way to make the tool float without compromising functionality. However, if you use TYEPRO for threading eyelets and clipping line ONLY, you can always keep it secured to the lanyard using the black 6X9mm pony bead that has been included in orders placed since mid-March 2015. The only time you must remove TYEPRO from the lanyard is if you want to spin it to tie your knot.