how many bobbins?

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  1. D3Smartie

    D3Smartie Active Member

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    iagree for 99% of us. there are times when it makes sense but in the long run, never.:thumb:
     
  2. wolverine

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    14 total in the tying cave. 9 are ceramic. I don't even want to count my snips & shears or other gadgets. Every year I get more tools as stocking stuffers at Christmas. Not complaining as thet do all get used. In my travel tying bag I've got another 3 ceramic bobbins.
     
  3. flytyerboy95

    flytyerboy95 Future fly fishing guide

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    i probaly have 4-5 i only use one and just switch thread CONSTANTLY
     
  4. Calvin1

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    Just one.
     
  5. fxp

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    here are full instructions with pictures for making your own bobbins
     
  7. Mark Walker

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    interesting idea. thanks for taking the time to share your talents. nice job.
     
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    Thanks for the kind word. I have an updated version of making your own bobbins with more details and diagrams including an ultra simple jig and tool for making the frame. The file size is too large for attachment but I'll gladly email it to any who pm me with an email address.
    thanks
    FXP
     
  9. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I haven't tied any flies in over two years now. Hell I probably forgot how to. I think that the last time I tied I had about four metal and one ceramic and one nor-vise one with three spools. Now they just collect dust.

    Jim
     
  10. Happy Gilmore

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    1/2 doz or so griffin ceramic's..

    and a couple of Ekich's, anyone else have/use these? Haven't got back to tying since receiving them so haven't used mine just yet. Likely this winter. Highly recommended by a few I respected,

    http://www.automaticbobbin.com/
     
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    This site does not open so that I can read the article what can be done about this?
     
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    just one, with adjustable tension.
     
  14. Les Johnson

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    I have seven Rite bobbins. My wife has six Rite bobbins. I agree with Fly Punk that the adjustment feature is great for using very light thread. In my opinion the Rite bobbin makes others archaic by comparison. The click adjustment feature is super sensitive.
    Good tying,
    Les
     
  15. Jacob Peterson

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    3, but one broke, IM probably goin to go pick up two more, both ceramic, really soon