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what bobbin do you use?


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brand of bobbin you use

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#31 Park1

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:48 AM

I am liking the tiemco curved bobbin the best of what I have.

#32 Bob Sc

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:11 PM

I have about 20 long tube Materelli's. Been liking them for a long time. I am curious about that expensive Echich bobbin.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:44 AM

Been using Tiemco clones from The Fly Shop. They're priced right and work great.

#34 Arkansas Mike

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:57 PM

A wicked member of this forum once sent me a C&F bobbin to "try out". Couldn't imagine
anyone paying $45 for a bobbin. I sent it back after a few days and have since bought 3 of them.
Love C&F's. I also keep one of my Tiemco ceramic tube bobbins loaded and within reach.


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Posted 19 February 2011 - 11:10 AM

QUOTE (Bob Sc @ Feb 6 2011, 09:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have about 20 long tube Materelli's. Been liking them for a long time. I am curious about that expensive Echich bobbin.
Bob


The last time I checked with the maker the Echich bobbin holders were $100 each and had a 1 year warranty. When I asked why only one year he said he didn't know how long the spring would last and he didn't want to have to replace them because they were expense. How's that for customer service?
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#36 RagingBull

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 11:32 AM

I had 3 of the cheap stainless bobbins (dont know who made them but i got them from cabelas) but recently picked up a couple dr slick ceramic bobbins. They seem to be working pretty good.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 11:55 AM

I like the rite bobbin. I ordered a petitjean bobbin yesterday looking forward to giving it a try.
THE EARLY BIRD MAY GET THE WORM BUT THE SECOND MOUSE GETS THE CHEESE.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:04 PM

QUOTE (bigfoot @ Feb 19 2011, 08:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like the rite bobbin. I ordered a petitjean bobbin yesterday looking forward to giving it a try.


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Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:40 PM

Mr.Vegas the petitjean bobbin is great. Really easy to thread and I like the hook made into the bobbin for dubbin loops very useful. Being able to set the tension is a great feature. If I had it to do over would I have still made the purchase yes. This bobbin would be really great in a travel fly tying kit. yahoo.gif
THE EARLY BIRD MAY GET THE WORM BUT THE SECOND MOUSE GETS THE CHEESE.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 07:10 AM

I have several different ones, but my main choice for use is my Rite, if I could afford it they would all be Rites. I love it and have never found anything close to it in both fit or features.

#41 Johny Utah

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:44 PM

I have many different bobbin holders. Nor, Rite, Grif, Mat, Wasatch, generic ceramics, and a petitjean.

My Preference by a land slide is the petitjean. Its extremely well made. Its very comfortable in your hand. The thread through is a breeze. I dont mind changing threads one bit. The Dubbing hook on it is very convenient as i do loop a lot. The adjustable tension is suburb as well as the craftsmanship and quality.



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Posted 03 April 2011 - 05:43 PM

I've got several, mostly Griffin, but I have a Renzetti and a Rite as well. I like the Rite especially for tying with 8/0 thread (in fact, my Rite lives with brown UNI 8/0 on it). The Renzetti is my saltwater bobbin. However, my favorite bobbin is a Griffin Rod Wrapping bobbin. Why that one? Because it allows me to use the "wide" spools of Guterman and Sulky rayon and silk threads that I buy at JoAnn fabric.

#43 jdgrubbjr

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 06:47 PM

I use Griffin's Supreme Ceramic, Griffin's Bass Saltwater Ceramic, and Matarelli's Midge Bobbin at my tying desk. My portable tying box contains a Matarelli Standard Tube and a Renzetti Standard Ruby Tip Bobbin. I also have a couple Rite Standard Bobbins that I will use occasionally.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:45 AM

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'NOT just another bobbin just hangin' around...


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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:42 PM

I've only been tying for a couple of months , but I've already learned that the super cheap ones suck. Only bought one of those though, I also have a few Griffin bobbins which are ok. I still am yet to try a ceramic bobbin, so if they're any better I don't know what I'm missing.