These Hackle Pliers, or Tweezers are an amazing design. They hold the smallest feathers, never have slippage, and are light weight. These are our absolute go to for tying soft hackles, and more brittle stems. The reason for this is that being light weight and with the design it's easier to wrap without having to much tension breaking the feather. Not only are they a great product, but they are made in the USA.