Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Mark Walker, Jun 15, 2008.
iagree for 99% of us. there are times when it makes sense but in the long run, never.:thumb:
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.
i probaly have 4-5 i only use one and just switch thread CONSTANTLY
i have put together the detailed instructions, with pictures, for making your own bobbins. i estimate the cost at about $1.50 per bobbin. i'll post it or pm it or email it on request.
or here's a link to it
here are full instructions with pictures for making your own bobbins
interesting idea. thanks for taking the time to share your talents. nice job.
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.
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.
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,
This site does not open so that I can read the article what can be done about this?
I have noticed that you have an updates version? can you send me that one to?
just one, with adjustable tension.
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.
3, but one broke, IM probably goin to go pick up two more, both ceramic, really soon