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Dr. Slick  Arrow Scissors, Microtip 3.5" Dr. Slick  Arrow Scissors, MicroTip 3.5"
Price: $21.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: SA35GMT -

These scissors have exceptionally fine points for performing very delicate tasks. This is a good choice as a general working scissor when you are tying very small flies. Made entirely from stainless steel. Precision ground cutting edges.

Dr. Slick All Purpose Scissors,  Straight 4" Dr. Slick All-Purpose Scissors,  Straight 4"
Price: $17.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: SAP4G -

Smooth operation. Very sharp long lasting cutting edge. Serrated blade cuts easily and cleanlyand keeps materials from sliding. This is the most popular scissor that we sell.The standard blade is designed to give the tyer the latitude for cutting a wide range of material types. These 4" scissors have exceptionally fine points for performing delicate tasks while providing large enough blades for trimming hair and other bulky materials. This is a good choice as an all around working scissor for...

Dr. Slick All Purpose Scissors, Carbide Blade 4" Dr. Slick All Purpose Scissors, Carbide Blade 4"
Price: $31.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: SB4TCBL -

These scissors have tungsten carbide blades welded onto the scissor blade frame. T.C. is 7x harder than stainless steel and holds an edge longer. These can handle all types of tying materials, but were created to tackle modern synthetic materials.

Dr. Slick All Purpose Scissors, Curved 4" Dr. Slick All Purpose Scissors, Curved 4"
Price: $17.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: SAPC4G -

Smooth operation. Very sharp long lasting cutting edge.Has a slight texture to the cutting surface so that materials don't slide and are sheared easily and cleanly. This is the most popular series of scissors that we sell.The standard blade is designed to give the tier the latitude for cutting a wide range of material types. These 4" scissors have exceptionally fine points for performing delicate tasks while providing large enough blades for trimming hair and other bulky materials. This is a...

Dr. Slick All Purpose Scissors, Microtip 4" Dr. Slick All Purpose Scissors, 4" Straight Blade
Price: $22.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: SAP4GMT -

These scissors have exceptionally fine points for performing very delicate tasks. This is a good choice as a general working scissor when you are tying very small flies. Made entirely from stainless steel. Precision ground cutting edges.

Dr. Slick Arrow Scissors, Carbide Blade 3.5" Dr. Slick Arrow Scissors, Carbide Blade 3.5"
Price: $30.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: SB35TCBL -

These scissors have tungsten carbide blades welded onto the scissor blade frame. T.C. is 7x harder than stainless steel and holds an edge longer. These can handle all types of tying materials, but were created to tackle modern synthetic materials.

Dr. Slick Arrow Scissors, Straight 3.5"  Dr. Slick Arrow Scissors, Straight 3.5"
Price: $16.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: SA35G -

The arrow blade is designed to give the tyer the latitude for cutting a wide range of material types. These 3 1/2" scissors have exceptionally fine points for performing delicate tasks while providing a notch at the base of the blade for cutting soft wire and slippery materials such as plastic tubing or monofilament. This is a good choice as an all around working scissor.

Dr. Slick Braid Scissors,  4" Dr. Slick Braid Scissors,  4"
Price: $9.50
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: SBR4B -

These affordable scissors are specifically made for cutting braided line cleanly. Even Gel Spun lines like TUF LINE XP are easily and cleanly severed with these scissors.

Dr. Slick Carbide Blade Scissor Set Dr. Slick Carbide Blade Scissor Set
Price: $89.95
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: DRSLCSET -

Large finger loops are specifically designed for comfort while performing fly tying maneuvers. These precision made stainless steel scissors have a tungsten-carbide cutting edge insert in each blade. Tungsten-Carbide inserts are for extra sharpness & durability. Tungsten-carbide is nearly as hard as diamond. These blades never need sharpening as long as they are used for cutting normal fly tying materials. You will be amazed at how sharp these scissors are.Give yourself the advantage. This set...

Dr. Slick Hair Scissors, Carbide Blade 4.5" Dr. Slick Hair Scissor, carbide blade
Price: $32.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: SB45TCBL -

Tungsten Carbide blades are welded onto the scissor blade frame. T.C. is 7x harder than stainless steel and holds an edge longer. These can handle all types of tying materials, but were created to tackle modern synthetic materials. These 4 1/2" scissors have exceptionally fine points for performing delicate tasks while providing long, stiff blades for handling big jobs such as trimming spun deer hair or tying glo bugs. This is also a good choice as an all around working scissor for people with...

Dr. Slick Hair Scissors, Curved 4.5" Dr. Slick Hair Scissors, Curved 4.5"
Price: $18.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: SHC45G -

Long heavy blades are designed for large flies and tough materials. If you work with hair or other heavy materials, this is a true workhorse. Excellent for natural materials and can handle most synthetic. Great scissor for in-hand tyers. Curved blades are handy for changing your line of sight, or trimming material into curved shape.

Dr. Slick Hair Scissors, Straight  4.5"   Dr. Slick Hair Scissors, Straight  4.5"
Price: $18.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: SH45G -

Long heavy blades are designed for large flies and tough materials. If you work with hair or other heavy materials, this is a true workhorse. Excellent for natural materials and can handle most synthetics.

Dr. Slick Iris Scissors,  Straight 3.5"  Dr. Slick Iris Scissors,  Straight 3.5"
Price: $16.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: SI35G -

The classic! Most of us started with Iris scissors and they have stood the test of time. Thin blades and hypodermic tips make these ideal for small flies and detail work. Excellent with natural materials and can handle most synthetics.

Dr. Slick Open Loop Thinning Scissors,  4" Dr. Slick Open Loop Thinning Scissors,  4"
Price: $17.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: ST4OL -

Malleable loops allow you to custom contour the scissor loops to your fingers. Excellent with natural materials and can handle most synthetics. Slots in one blade let half of the material escape being cut. They are especially handy for tying streamers out of synthetic strands, such as Fish Hair and Super Hair, which doesn't have taper in the individual hairs. Tie in bundles of Super Hair and then cut across the wing at intervals so that the rear part of the wing is thinner than the front. This...

Dr. Slick Razor Scissor,  Straight 4" Dr. Slick Razor Scissor,  Straight 4"
Price: $32.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: SR4G -

Possibly the sharpest scissors ever created; think razor blades with handles. These thin blades with a razor edge make short work of all materials. Adjustable tension allows for loosening or tightening as materials warrant. Cuts through natural and synthetic materials like butter. Made from 440 grade steel. These are the ultimate tying scissors.

Griffin All Purpose Scissors All purpose scissors
Price: $19.90
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: GT1 -

For the tyer who wants one all-purpose scissor, this model offers an extra fine point for precise trimming. In addition, the comfortable, closed plastic finger loops make for precise control during use. The edge on one blade is serrated for a sure cutting grip. Imported.

MP Long Loop Trim Scissors MP Long Loop Trim Scissors
Price: $45.00
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: MP7 -

Large & straight scissors. These have a simple yet functional design. Stainless scissors made in Switzerland. Precision made from Swiss stainless steel, these razor sharp scissors are great for cutting sheet material or trimming materials held in a Magic Tool.

MP Small Curved Scissors MP Small Curved Scissors
Price: $54.95
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: MP6 -

Precision made from Swiss stainless steel, these razor sharp scissors help with fine detailed work. This is a great scissor for doing generalized fly tying.

Scissor For Fly Tying


This picture was taken at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City in 2006 by Yannick Trottier. The exhibit was labelled as follows: 39.2.2 Perhaps 2nd century A.D. Said to be from Trabzon, northeastern Turkey (ancient Trebizond) Bronze inlaid with silver and black copper(?) Rogers Fund 1939 (39.2.2) This piece is remarkable for its rich inlays. Both sides of each blade are decorated with three registers of figures. Whoever created the design clearly had a sense of humour; when the shears are closed, the top register brings a dog face-to-face with a cat on one side and a lion with a lion on the other. The combination of vague iconography, attenuated drawing, and dour expressions marks the shears as an "Egyptianizing" rather than an actual Egyptian style. Perhaps they served a ritual function at an Isis sanctuary at ancient Trebizond on the Black Sea.

According to Wikipedia: The earliest known scissors appeared in Mesopotamia 3,000 to 4,000 years ago. These were of the 'spring scissor' type comprising two bronze blades connected at the handles by a thin, flexible strip of curved bronze which served to hold the blades in alignment, to allow them to be squeezed together, and to pull them apart when released.

Spring scissors continued to be used in Europe until the 16th century. However, pivoted scissors of bronze or iron, in which the blades were pivoted at a point between the tips and the handles, the direct ancestor of modern scissors, were invented by the Romans around 100 AD. They entered common use in not only ancient Rome, but also China, Japan, and Korea, and the idea is still used in almost all modern scissors.

A high quality pair of scissors may be the most essential tool for tying high quality fishing flies. You can hold both the hook and thread in your bare hands and tie a fly without a vise or bobbin (we are not suggesting that you do so), but it would be nearly impossible to tie a fly without a pair of scissors. Normally, each fly tier will have several pairs of scissors. Each will have a specific use, such as the pair that does most of the trimming and shaping in most fly tying operations, and also pairs that are used for specific purposes, such as cutting thicker than normal or harder than normal materials. There might also be a pair for doing finer than normal work, or a pair with curved blades for making curved cuts.


A tray of Razor Scissors after being fine tuned, polished and logoed at the Dr. Slick factory in Bozeman, MT, USA. The initial production of these scissors was done in Pakistan, then shipped to Bozeman, where each pair was tested, adjusted,and fine tuned by hand, then readied for shipment. Dr. Slick does thousands of pairs of fly tying scissors per year.


These stainless steel scissors have tungsten carbide inserts in the blades for sharp, long lasting cutting edges. Tungsten carbide is nearly as hard as diamonds.


The Dr. Slick razor scissors have an adjustable pivot screw that can be tightened as the blades wear.


These scissors have curved serrated blades for making curved cuts for sculpting hair, sheet foam and other materials.


These long bladed scissors are made in Switzerland, and are designed for cutting lengths of materials to be spun in dubbing loops.


The scissors are made for thinning hair and/or stranded materials so that they will move more freely in the water.