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  1. You're probably right lol. I was tying a bunch of the same flies before I got it. Although, the tip is drastically smaller and that definitely helps with my precision. The bottom line is there are a bunch of people who like those bobbins and now so do you. There is something to be said for a tool that you enjoy using, is comfortable and not fussy to use.. Do you think you will buy more of them along the way ? For sure. I did get the ceramic mag so its good for micro flies and large saltwater streamers so one is enough for right now. I don't really mind changing out thread. I have one cheap bobbin that I use still for patterns that require 2 bobbins. Overall, feels good in the hand. I do like the fine tip on it.
  2. #26 zebra midge. First time I go smaller than a #22. I see that this pattern usually has a bead, is it a big deal not having one? I don't have any that small. I have glass beads but it looked like an asteroid on it. I thought about just using two bobbins to put a hot spot head. Or just keep doing what I am doing and in different colors/wire
  3. You're probably right lol. I was tying a bunch of the same flies before I got it. Although, the tip is drastically smaller and that definitely helps with my precision.
  4. Slippery materials like sille/rubber legs, worms, etc. Securing it can be tricky. It can slip or move drastically when you try to clamp it down with your thread. On my old bobbin, I would pinch wrap, adjust it straight again, wrap, adjust straight again, wrap, adjust straight again and then it would stay. On the Rite, it takes 0 to 1 adjustment to secure it good.
  5. When I started, I just purchased a cheap ceramic bobbin and it did its job. I needed another one to tie a different pattern so I was looking at maybe getting a better bobbin, but was a little skeptical of them due to the simplicity of the tool. Like "how come this one is more money if it just wraps thread"....So I grabbed another bobbin a little more money (won't disclose brand in public), but I believe I got a defective one so I exchanged it and paid a little more for the Rite Ceramic Mag. The bobbin is made longer to help with streamer tying. Out of the bag I tried it on a size 22 nymph and all I got to say is wow....there is a huge difference in torque. When I pinch wrap semi difficult material like rubber legs, it doesn't spin on the shank and slip. It can over torque, but you just adjust it one time and its glued. The other bobbin would need a few adjustments to make it stay. The size of the bobbin doesn't bother me at all and I've been tying size 20, 22, 26 flies. So the length doesn't really matter in my opinion. You get this one, you can tie everything...large streamers to micro flies. The built in drag system is nice. I do still use my finger as an auxiliary drag though. Overall, I am happy with it. The fact that nothing slips is nice.
  6. I'm a beginner and I've been there. The videos make it so easy...but not impossible. First I found out that synthetic dubbing is harder to work with than real hair. Although I never tied a dry fly I believe they use real hair so thats good. Secondly, use such a small amount, I mean small. You can always add more. When you apply it to your thread kind of spread it out a bit. When you spin it, pinch it and spin in *one* direction. You can lick your finger to spin a tighter noodle. Again, small amount, lick your finger and spin in one direction. Wrapping with a taper comes with practice bc it might have a spot with less dubbing so you might have to do a second wrap in one spot before moving. With synthetic dubbing, use 50% less than your small amount. I mean jus grab fibers. Once its in a noodle it looks like a lot more. Good luck bro and keep practicing. It gets better. Joe
  7. Looks legit. Midge/Stone combo right there. @Tom Cummings had a great point on using more natural fibers like you did. Skinny and more buggy. Thanks y'all. Going to mix it up and have a dozen of each.
  8. Its the Elk River in WV. Never been, but they call for micro flies. Even two people local, that frequent the river, told me #22-28 with #26 being the most popular. Crazy right...the river is a bug factory that produces some sort of hatch all year around. Fish eat all year long and get big.
  9. Thanks. I will shorten up the legs a bit. Thats a good little fly right there. Might have to give that a shot. I need to pick up some black hackle though. Is that a peacock feather as the head? Mayfly tails I'm going to have to look that up. Haha Thanks. I do agree the legs are a little flat/biggish. I tried to find cylinder legs, but couldn't find it in black to save my life. Even the sille legs were slightly flat and not truly round. I can't remember who made the round legs.
  10. I will fishing a spring creek next week and it calls out for black stonefly's (nymph) Size 22 and smaller as the best winter pattern. I am new to tying and just want some feedback on this stonefly on a 22 Orvis 1510 3x curved nymph hook. I tried to do Tim Flagler's stone fly pattern due to it being on a fairly small hook. I have seen other patterns that are nice but the hook size used are larger and seems like the complexity of the patterns wouldn't do well on a tiny hook. Looking for any sort of feedback. Thanks.
  11. New to fly fishing and tying. Heres some beginner flies I am doing. Please let me know what can be better. Thanks
  12. awesome. Going to do the peasant tail. What is in the thorax? peacock? Will it work in a size 22/26 hook?
  13. Thanks y'all. Trying to organize some photos now.
  14. haha. After looking at some of the work from the others, my stuff is peanuts. I will post some of my good entry lvl flies.
  15. Hey everyone, My names Joe, I am new to fly fishing and after losing a few flies I figured I start tying my own. Its highly addictive and enjoy it a lot. Being in Virginia, I will be targeting a lot of freshwater and saltwater species. I'm pretty hardcore into the sport now and plan to get better in all aspects of fly fishing; especially, fly tying. Looking forward to checking out everyones work and learning tricks and tips to improve. Thanks Joe
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