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#1 Barbless Bob

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 01:56 PM

Just wondering if anyone remembers the discontinued Gudebrod Color System designed a few decades ago by Gary Borger? I still use the plastic Gudebrod thread holders for most of the large saltwater flies I tie and wonder if anyone might have some thread holders they would sell me or know of anyone who might have a few they might want to get rid of? (They hold long thread spools, and I use a lot of Sulky polyester thread on long spools for saltwater tying.)

 

GUDEBROD THREAD HOLDER PKG and Sulky LR.jpg



#2 Noahguide

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 02:12 PM

Similar conversation on this forum in 08.
http://www.flytyingf...showtopic=39271

I transfer mine onto smaller conventional bobbins using a bobbin winder similar to the one in this link, but purchased local at wally world or Joanne's.

https://www.amazon.c...r/dp/B001CE8JBU

#3 Barbless Bob

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 04:52 PM

Noahguide, Thanks for the feedback. The issue goes back a long way and I never thought of looking in the FTF archives. I have a few of the large traditional bobbins that will hold the long spools, but I really like the old plastic holders better. I 'm just more comfortable with them, even though they have some drawbacks. I once asked Gary Borger about availability of the plastic holders and he indicated that finding them would be very difficult. But, I thought I'd give it a try on this forum. I recently retired and now have the opportunity to tie and fish more than I did in the past, so I'm trying to catch up on a lot of things. Again, thanks for your help. 



#4 Camp'n'fish

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 06:14 PM

Someone with a 3d printer might be able to make you some. The design looks simple enough.

#5 Barbless Bob

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 12:16 PM

Camp'n'fish, Great suggestion, but the cost would probably be too high for my humble resources. :-) I think the original holders cost about $1.50 each ($2.99 for a 2-pack). I bought a lot of them and have a bobbin for each long spool of Gudebrod thread. But, I'd like to find more because lately I've found tying with Sulky polyester all purpose and polyester lite thread in long spools (440 yds per spool in some cases) to be extremely efficient for the projects I'm currently involved in. Anyway, I can live with the holders I have. Just means I have to unload and load new spools every so often.  



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 02:15 PM

Barbless Bob.....I just bought an old collection of stuff with a load of them in it.....send me a pm....Trapper

#7 David Parker

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 09:19 AM

Gudebrod Bobbin.JPG Barbless Bob...…….I have one for you.

It came as a free trial thing from my supplier of fly tying materials many years ago.

Having way too many bobbins, I never gave it a try.

PM me here in Ontario. 


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 09:55 AM

modifying a griffin supreme ceramic bobbin holder

 

https://flymphforum....php?f=19&t=6213


We do it all the time! Get over it!


#9 Barbless Bob

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:28 AM

Flytire, Thanks. Never thought of using screw covers. The projects never end. (Right now, I've got so many small issues/problems to solve that I'll never get time to fish.) I found out Mustad has discontinued their SS hook style 34011. The new Duratin replacement doesn't bend as well.  :-)



#10 Barbless Bob

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:30 AM

Thanks Trapper 3...I just sent you a pm. 



#11 Barbless Bob

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:31 AM

Thanks, Dave P. I also sent you a pm. 



#12 chugbug27

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 01:46 PM

Maybe a little late to this party, but Bryn at Dette Trout says they know of someone who just came into a bunch of these, if anyone else is looking for them, or if Barbless Bob really can't have enough of them... Just pm me and I'll put you in touch.


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#13 Barbless Bob

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 09:06 AM

Chugbug27, Thanks. I sent you a pm.



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Posted 25 September 2019 - 06:22 AM

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 08:40 AM

Sorry Vastator.  Looks like you've been a member since 2014, but this is your first time posting.

 

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