Show me your bobbins

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

  1. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    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
  2. Norm Frechette

    Norm Frechette Googlemeister

    6 tiemco ceramic tube bobbin holders. no pic required
  3. NewTyer1

    NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

    three Rite bobbins and four el Cheapos.
  4. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member


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

  5. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    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.
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  6. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

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

    Dave Evans Active Member

    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

    ColdArkansan Redneck Scientist

    I use the C&F Bobbins, I like the foam inserts.
  9. zen leecher aka bill w

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

    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

    Jack Devlin Active Member

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

    Jack Devlin Active Member

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

  12. zen leecher aka bill w

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

    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

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    I use both.
  14. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    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.
  15. Krusty

    Krusty Active Member

    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

    Jack Devlin Active Member

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

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  17. Krusty

    Krusty Active Member

    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

    GAT Active Member

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

    Krusty Active Member

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

    It's only kinky the first chironomid fishing.
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  20. GAT

    GAT Active Member

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