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Metal vs Ceramic

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Poll: Bobbin type (132 member(s) have cast votes)

What type of bobbin do you use

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#31 DeweyGreen


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:43 PM

I use both but like the metal better,I've had more trouble with ceramic then I have with metal.

Are we all just puppet masters floating our little fly puppets to an audience of fish ??

#32 oarfish


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

I use griffin ceramic bobbins for thread but use metal for wire and lead.


#33 scott.bearden


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:35 PM

I exclusively use the nor-vise automatic bobbin with the exception of spools of wire, in which I have a couple of rite-bobbins that I love dearly and need the ceramic tube due to the wire's ability to chew through metal tubes.

#34 mybadhabit


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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:08 PM

I use ceramic for thread, metal for all others, can't beat ceramic, never cuts or frays the thread, no matter how small.


#35 salty fly

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:23 PM

You should had a bolth box to check. I use a ceramic for thread And a metal one for wire.

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#36 flytire


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:04 AM

Ceramic only

I find it unnecessary to wrap wire etc with a bobbin holder

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

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#37 Randyflycaster


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:13 AM

I'm using mostly metal now because they're cheap and I have a lot of them loaded with different threads. So far they have cut or frayed my thread, but
maybe they will soon.


#38 Ty Flyer

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:17 PM

I have a heavy duty ceramic bobbin. I like the ceramic because it cannot cut the thread, which is very good. you certainly don't want your bobbin to cut the thread in the middle of a fly, especially when spinning deer hair.

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#39 DrinkSmokeFish



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:47 AM

Tiemco Ceramic is my workhorse.  Have a few older ceramic insert bobbins (griffin, dr slick) and a few older all-stainless ones that see very little action.

#40 #1 Troutfisherman

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 10:32 PM


Tiemco Ceramic, the best all round bobbin made