Show me your bobbins

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Jack Devlin, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    A better thread title would be "How many bobbins do you have?" or "How many bobbins are enough?"
    A previous thread on auto bobbins by Eyejuggler got me to thinking about my bobbins so I put em all together. Forgot I had so many. I'll bet some of you have even more.????? THey just sort of accumulate over the years. Probably only really need one. IMG_1057.jpg
    Jack
  2. Norm Frechette Active Member

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    6 tiemco ceramic tube bobbin holders. no pic required
    :)
  3. NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

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    three Rite bobbins and four el Cheapos.
  4. ScottP Active Member

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    Two S & M's on the road with me and 5 more at home, including one long-tube that I never use.

    Regards,
    Scott
  5. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    I have found that having my lead wire on a bobbin really works well and there is less waste. Wire works great on a bobbin too as does floss and braid especially when tying rotary.
    Jack
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  6. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    I haven't seen them in a long time. I know I have one tucked away somewhere.
    Jack
  7. Dave Evans Active Member

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    The bobbins that I use:

    Ekich trout (new, still getting use to)
    Rite bobbin (2)
    Wasatch Mitch's bobbin
    Wasatch mini

    Plus 3 or 4 that live in the cougar gold can on my table. I like Jack's idea of using those for lead wire and fine wire.
  8. ColdArkansan Redneck Scientist

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    I use the C&F Bobbins, I like the foam inserts.
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  9. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Jack, I thought for a minute you needed a silk floss bobbin but found the little thing partially hidden by the fly. Two Wasatch silk bobbins were my last purchase.

    I don't have any bobbins with lead on them but do have one with copper wire on it for ribbing and copper johns.
  10. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    That is one cool looking bobbin. A new one on me. Of course, I'm going to have to get one.
    Jack
  11. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    You have a sharp eye, Zen.
    The bobbin for Perarsalls is a little Frank Matarelli bobbin I've had forever.
    Jack

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  12. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I had to go to the mini-bobbins as I couldn't make my bigger ones have the needed tension. I see yours is the marabou silk. I'm using the gossamer silk for soft hackles.
  13. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    I use both.
    Jack
  14. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Dave,
    The bobbins that develop a groove or are suspect of cutting my thread are the ones that end up for the lead or wire where it doesn't seem to matter.
    jack
  15. Krusty Active Member

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    Show me your bobbins? I got arrested once for saying those very words at a Hooters (Hooter's is Denny's slutty little sister).
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  16. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Good one Krusty.
    Everytime I've typed "bobbins" in this thread I have first typed "boobins".

    Jack
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  17. Krusty Active Member

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    My wife won't let me touch her bobbins! 'Course, I don't want to....we've been married so long they're now very long bobbins....and no good fer tying flies.
  18. GAT Active Member

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    Evidently, you must have tried? Interesting.
  19. Krusty Active Member

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    I tried everything in my life...things I liked....I try 'em twice. [lyrics to?]

    It's only kinky the first time.....like chironomid fishing.
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  20. GAT Active Member

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    Sorry, rush job... I didn't get all artsy farsty with this one:

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