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Anyone have a use for old spools?

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#1 Redwings1


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Posted 25 September 2006 - 07:48 PM

Just wondering if anyone has come up with a use for old spools from thread, flosses, tinsels, coper...etc...?
I seem to always have a few around just collecting dust that end up getting thrown out, but there must be something they are good for...right...? dunno.gif

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 08:11 PM

Throwing at canoes?
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 08:26 PM

There are all kinds of crafty uses for them. Maybe some cub scout troop or preschool or something would like them.
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 11:09 PM

I like using Kreinik materials, but they come on a long tube, so when I want them to be used in a bobbin, I transfer them. Same as some other yarns and wools that come on a card or simmilar
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 10:03 PM

what ive always thought of is buying kevlar on BIG spools and spooling it on the spools for a lot cheaper than what the fly tying companys charge

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 06:51 AM

if you want I'll take them....just pm me...



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Posted 27 September 2006 - 07:53 AM

I respool mine with 2lb or 4lb mono - makes for a great mono thread - and I've never found anything that spins deer hair better than 4lb mono.
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 05:51 PM

If you furl leaders they make great posts to wrap around.
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Posted 30 September 2006 - 06:50 AM

I tie with sparkle chinelle that doesn't come on spools. I simply transfered it to old spools for convenience.
This also ment buying a bobbin with larger tube but worth it.

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 08:24 PM

I save all my used spools and respool them with materials that are carded, and wire that i strip from dsl lines for my hares ears.

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