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#31 Kentuckysteve

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 09:14 AM

I use the cheap india bobbins.I have probably 12 of them and never had a problem with them.

 

I like the veevus.Only have a couple spools but it's probably the strongest thread i have used.


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 11:49 AM



#33 johnnyquahog

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 01:09 PM

This new to the market bobbin looks interesting.  Next time I get to the Bears Den I'll have to give it a good look.  Tungsten better than ceramic?  Maybe.

 

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#34 phg

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 01:30 PM

You didn't say what size hooks you are tying on.  That is critical!

 

On size 10-14, I generally use Danville 6/0, but I do have some UTC 6/0 and Uni 6/0

On size 16-20, I'll generally go with Uni 8/0, but I also have Veevus 12/0 and Griffith's 14/0

Larger than a 10, and on some 10's, I step up to 3/0 or Danville flat waxed nylon.

 

Uni-Thread is fused, so the strands don't separate.  It stays round.

Uni 6/0 and UTC 6/0 are significantly thicker than Danville 6/0

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon is 210d, and approximately the same thickness as their 3/0 threads.

Veevus (and the old Benecchi) are multi-stranded, and can be made to lay flat for less buildup.

 

Colors I use the most of?  Number 1 is Black, hands down.  Number 2 is probably white.  After that, I find I use pale yellow (Lt. Cahill) and olive about equally.  Of course, I have red, tan, grey, dark olive, green, hot orange, etc., etc., but I rarely use them.



#35 flytire

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 01:59 PM


The fish care less than we do!


#36 Adam Saarinen

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 02:17 PM

I want that new loon toy for my playroom!

#37 Bimini15

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:27 PM

But is it really 7 times better, cooler, stronger, more necessary than your regular $10 bobbin?
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Posted 17 October 2016 - 06:54 PM