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How do you thread your bobbin?

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Poll: Boobin threading. (431 member(s) have cast votes)

Which method do you use?

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#106 Joseph 6

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 01:00 PM

I also use the blue dental floss threader. It's my favorite go to. I've used several different wire types but mostly when threading ceramic tipped tubes.

#107 rstaight


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 01:14 PM

I said bobbin threader but I have been known to suck it through when I just didn't feel like grabbing a threader.

For threaders I use both the wire and floss. Just depends on what mood I'm in.

"Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.  Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary." - Patrick F. McManus

#108 CasualAngler


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 01:17 PM

Feed the thread through the bottom of the tube, & keep feeding until it comes out the other side.

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 01:27 PM

I suck.

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 01:46 PM

insert thread and draw it up

Respect someones else's ideas. We are all different people. Your way is not the only way.

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#111 tjm


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 02:51 PM

A lot of fly tiers suck...66% of us.


I've never bought a threader, but have one made of mono and wood dowel and one of small fiddle string and dowel, but rarely use one.It's just too easy to suck.

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:48 AM

Just like the football couch used to say "suck it up boys"!

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 03:01 PM

For years I used a J. Dorin bobbin that was a bit unconventional, it had a hole on the side of the tube just a bit up from the end.  Easy to thread.


I had a bobbin threader I got somewhere, but I can't find it now.  I was going to dig it out for tying nail knots, that was a good idea back on page 3!

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 09:48 AM

Floss threader