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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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#61 CamoHalo

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 09:45 AM

I like to suck it through the tube, but sometimes i have to use the threader.


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Posted 15 November 2009 - 12:44 PM

QUOTE (TitanFlies @ Sep 5 2009, 07:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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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#63 TitanFlies

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:30 PM

QUOTE (Futzer @ Nov 15 2009, 11:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (TitanFlies @ Sep 5 2009, 07:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.

Cheers, Futzer.

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Blake, are you old enough to have weather seasoned man hands? rolleyes.gif Jeff.

Old enough thank you very much!
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#64 CharlaineC

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 06:48 AM

I use both the suck meathud and a bobben threader i made. for me it all depens on my mood or if the thread is waxed.

#65 David Legg

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 11:17 PM

I use conventional threaders, the dental floss type, and suck the thread through, depending on which bobbin I have and what I'm threading it with.
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#66 Gustav F.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 08:48 AM

QUOTE (smallieFanatic @ Oct 22 2009, 11:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Practictly everyone sucks. And they also suck the thread thru the bobbin hysterical.gif whistling1.gif whistling1.gif


Sorry, bad joke.


I think you've got a point there hysterical.gif

Myself I use dental floss threaders. For my C&F bobbin I use the included C&F threader.
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#67 Big E

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:09 PM

I just use the threader. I can't suck very well as I always seem to slober the tube up.


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Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:08 AM

See i knew it bugeyes.gif we all are just a bunch of suckers yahoo.gif

Hi my names Marc (hi marc)I am a sucker.(o its ok we are all suckers on the inside).
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#69 smalltownfisherman

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 05:16 PM

Wow, I didn't think this many suckers would reply... laugh.gif j_k.gif
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#70 TheCream

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 05:33 PM

I have to admit, I had always used a bobbin threader for this job. Then last night, I was tying, and in the mess known as my desk I lost track of my threader. I sucked, and learned an important bobbin sucking lesson: don't have too much thread out, it feels a little weird in the throat. blink.gif

#71 neoFLYte

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:52 PM

Like others, I use those dental floss threader things.

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#72 Silver Doctor

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:54 PM

I use a folded piece of mono.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:29 PM

QUOTE (smalltownfisherman @ Aug 9 2009, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I personally suck my thread through the tube. I have found that if I use my bobbin threader it will scratch the inside of the tube.



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#74 Silver Doctor

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:14 AM

[quote name='troutdogg' date='Feb 17 2010, 12:29 AM' post='400622']
[quote name='smalltownfisherman' post='372909' date='Aug 9 2009, 10:00 AM']I personally suck my thread through the tube. I have found that if I use my bobbin threader it will scratch the inside of the tube.

Tried looking inside the tube for scratches, how do you do it? you must have great eyes. I take my hat off to you. Used a threader for 15 years on my tubes and no damage or nicks that I can see. There was a time way back in the sixties where a popular method was to thread a Needle and drop it through the tube. works well but only if you can thread a needle smile.gif .


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#75 smalltownfisherman

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:49 AM

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Tried looking inside the tube for scratches, how do you do it? you must have great eyes. I take my hat off to you. Used a threader for 15 years on my tubes and no damage or nicks that I can see. There was a time way back in the sixties where a popular method was to thread a Needle and drop it through the tube. works well but only if you can thread a needle smile.gif .

I didn't look inside the tube,

I have very cheap bobbins and I figured it out when my thread started fraying a lot.
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