Thread Tensioner

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  1. Cole

    Cole Member

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    Who makes the best one out there? I am building my own rod wrapper / station and I want to have a couple of them mounted.
     
  2. Cole

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    I am building one similar to this:
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  3. DCR

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    The one in the photo is all thread, a sping, washers and wing nuts. I use the forecast ones and like them a lot better. It they are a lot faster to change out your thread.
     
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    I like the one in this picture. Use it on a wrapper i built myself and it works great. Cheap. The site i buy them from isn't a sponsor here so I don't know if I'm supposed to post their name or not. PM me if you want info. They're about $6.
     
  5. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Depends... The forcast ones work great with nylon thread and such. They tend to fray silk something fierce, so the clutch based ones work better in those cases.
     
  6. seanengman

    seanengman Trout have no politics

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    The Neptune Thread Tensioner is pretty nice. It is very smooth and won't fray or wear down the thread.
     

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