Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by bulletsnhooks, Feb 18, 2011.
Wonder Wax . Cool !! I haven`t seen any of that stuff for quite a while .
Rick: Great idea on retaining the thread. Do you still need to wrap the thread around the bobbin a couple times to keep tension?
Chef-you don't really need much tension, just wrap the thread down and snap the ring over it. BTW-the new bobbins come with a nice plastic cap to go over the end of the bobbin and retain the thread under tension-I need to check and see if Norm has more of those! Brian-having Wonder Wax really tells you how long I've been tying! Still great stuff! Rick
Love the banding combs idea Rick. Can you get a pic. of the cap for the bobbin?
Rick and Mumbles - Both are great ideas on taming the thread. I'll try both of them.
Here you go Jeff.
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I just ordered a new Nor vise and all this stuff is a great help,
rick: It doesnt seem that you have the thread wrapped around for the side of the bobbin for tension. Do you still need to wrap if you have the comb on there?
Rick ,yeah , it was the best wax I`ve ever used . Too bad they went out of business . I saw a tube of the stuff sell for over 50 bucks on fleabay a couple of years ago .:hmmm:
BTW ,,,, does anybody have any of the plastic spools that were available for a time that came pre-loaded with thread ?
No one ?
Chef-I don't leave the retaining band on when tying. I usually provide tension with my hand holding the bobbin around the spool. Rick
thanks rick. I like the idea about the comb.
You guys should check out the Ekich automatic bobbin. It is a little expensive but it fits any spool and you can reset it before you clip your thread so it doesn't suck in. I was using it on my Nor-vise and now I use it on my Renzetti and it is the best bobbin I have ever used.
nice bobbin. Expensive though
I just got my new Nor vise yesterday!WOW i knew i was missing something when i didnt buy one of these years ago!I have only tied a few flies with it and still on the learning curve.I have watched all the video's on you tube and Im going to have to watch them a few more times to catch all the little tricks.
I love this vise allready!
I was wondering how you all keep the materials back when you tie in. The material holder is right up against the post and makes it tough to keep the material in one place.