I use this all the time and I prefer it to the normal size one. I tie mostly small flies and the size is perfect for whip finishing under hair stacked on top the hook. It is much easier for me to pull the materials out of the way while finishing the fly. I also really like the half hitch tool in the handle. I have used it on big flies and it works extremely well. It is also well built. Bitter than the cheaper ones, but not really sure about how much it costs. Seems a little high to me and that is the reason for only 4 stars.