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How do you thread your bobbin?


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Poll: Boobin threading. (429 member(s) have cast votes)

Which method do you use?

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#46 flyderaght

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 05:47 AM

I just like everyone else suck LOL. always done it that way can't see a reason to change. besides, the germs on there are mine and i won't share...smile.gif

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:24 AM

When I started (it seems like it was just 8 months ago, yes it was 8 months ago). I started with 10lb florocarbon line folded in half for a threader. That lasted a week and now I'm a sucker.
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#48 redietz

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 02:50 PM

I suck it through. If that doesn't work after a few tries (wax buildup or whatever) I'll use one the dozens of dental floss threader strewn all about my tying desk.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:46 PM

I suck it through except on the bobbins that you can't such as the C&F or Renzetti midge

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 07:20 PM

FYI on waxy gunk build up, put them in a collander over a steaming pot of water for about 5-10 minutes, close to the water but not in it. Then using a potholder or glove to hold it, run a fine pipe cleaner or quadruple folded over cotton thread through the tube a few times. The gunk comes out easily.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 09:38 PM

QUOTE (Futzer @ Sep 5 2009, 07:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
FYI on waxy gunk build up, put them in a collander over a steaming pot of water for about 5-10 minutes, close to the water but not in it. Then using a potholder or glove to hold it, run a fine pipe cleaner or quadruple folded over cotton thread through the tube a few times. The gunk comes out easily.

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#52 LopatNymper

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 07:59 PM

I guess I should have chosen threader instead of other but I make my own threader out of .010 non-lead wire. Its softer than a regualar threader so it won't scratch the inside of the bobbin.

#53 LopatNymper

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 08:02 PM

I use .010 mm

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 03:31 PM

I have a half dozen nor-vise auto bobbins and several regular and I use a threader on them, never any probs..

Too lazy to try and thread the end of the thread into the hole of the bobbin in the first place, the threader slides right in and springs open when through so easy as pie, to put the thread through and then slide the threader out and good to go..
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 10:01 AM

I used to be a sucker. Now I have two threaders I made out of 1/4 inch dowel rods and 8 or 10 lb hi vis mono.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 04:54 AM

Matarelli threader/cleaner except on my C&F's then I use the threader that comes with them. Too many people touch my bobbins in fly tying classes to be sucking on them sick.gif
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#57 Flyfish Dog

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 09:33 PM

I have been using the plastic dental floss threaders like others have mentioned for awhile as I dislike having to damage my bobbins.

#58 ArkieFlyGuy

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:01 AM

QUOTE (maddog48 @ Aug 9 2009, 11:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...I'm hoping before too much longer I'll have pretty much everything I need ready to go...


Yeah... let me know when THAT happens... laugh.gif

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 05:49 PM

Practictly everyone sucks. And they also suck the thread thru the bobbin hysterical.gif whistling1.gif whistling1.gif


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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:32 PM

the old timers used to call it being a wax sucker--- so I never cared cause I don't use wax--- I'll suck it like a $2 ?hore al day long, it's quick, gets the job done and keep my thead on the hook--- bota bing bota boom