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Posted 12 February 2020 - 11:48 AM
The basic reason why I like the original Gudebrod holders is I can feel the amount of tension on the thread in my hand better than with any other bobbin I have ever used. Also, because of their relatively low price, it was very convenient to keep the long spools of various thread colors attached on their own holders without having to change or reload. The plastic holders were part of Gary Borger's/Gudebrod's system to hold a complete offering of various tying thread colors, primarily to match common freshwater fly patterns. The downside of the cheap holders is that they aren't as precise as expensive bobbins. Sometimes the thread slips and sometimes wax build-up causes the thread to stick in the holes. My previous interest in obtaining more holders was that I have been using a lot of Sulky thread which is available in the long Gudebrod-like spools. I like to use Sulky thread primarily for some bass fly patterns I tie for myself. After posting my original inquiry I found enough of the plastic holders to satisfy my needs and I thank those of you for helping me in my search.