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what bobbin do you use?
Posted 29 January 2011 - 02:55 PM
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Posted 29 January 2011 - 03:46 PM
Posted 29 January 2011 - 05:07 PM
I can see preferring it if it's more comfortable in the hand; however, for me, I can't see buying it just because you can adjust and set the thread tension. I find myself having to contantly adjust the tension on the thread as I tie a fly and what can be more quick and sensitive than the palm of your hand? Even a single material like deer hair for a streamer wing may require varying tension as you tie it in to secure it. Given that you should have very little thread out to maintain good thread control, I would think this tension-set feature would be a real hindrance rather than an advantage, if you've set the tension on the bobbin at anything other than loose.
Also, I see they came out with a version that's assists in doing half-hitches and whip finishes. I suppose the half-hitch feature is slightly useful for doing half-hitches at the head of a fly, but then again, I'm typically doing a whip-finish there, not half-hitches. Moreover, in order to execute a whip finish with this tool, you first have to have placed a half-hitch or two, because the tool does not maintain tension on the thread while executing a whip finish. In my mind, that is a significant disadvantage if you're required to execute half-hitches before you can execute a whip finish.
Anyway, those are the thoughts that come to my mind when I think of those bobbins . . . .
Posted 29 January 2011 - 05:30 PM
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 07:31 PM
Edit: Forgot to mention that the grip and ceramic insert both fell off of my rite bobbin, so I wasn't impressed with it for that reason also.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:38 AM
Ditto... I too am another "old school" Materilli guy. Love em' have a dozen or so that I've used for about 30 years... Definitely got my money's worth!
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:47 AM
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:26 AM
i cant seem to get the hang of using normal ones....
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:07 PM
Thank glen ty-rite
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 03:20 AM
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but never, with a fly rod in my hand have I been in a place that was less than beautiful.
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