I'm using mostly 6/0 thread for about everything until I can buy more materials... Anyway, I seem to be having more trouble than I think I should with thread breaking. Sometimes as I'm winding, I nick the hook point, but I'm getting better with that. But other times i'm trying to do some tight wraps (not that tight, but just a little more than normal to hold down the elk hair for example) and the line snaps just at the wrong time.. :beathead: . I've tried a few approaches: 1) pull out a few inches, then wrap until I use that up, then feed out a few more, and wrap, etc. What this does is stops me from continually feeding off the spool that may be too tight or just not super smooth. But what happens is that the line seems to break at the bobbin 'mouth' since it is rubbing the same spot over and over on each wrap. 2) adjust bobbin tension and feed continuously (or just about) as I wrap. With this approach, the thread breaks at much less preditible times and spots - but it still breaks just about as often. Any thoughts from the pros? I have a feeling a new bobbin would help.