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#1 denduke

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 09:30 PM

Broke my last threader. Although most times just start it and it'll suck right thru. Saw this in catalog. Smallest wire I had was 58# salty stuff. It works even on a ceramic one. 12# mono worked for tightest. Solarez in the plastic beads outa leader crimping box....Improvise!
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#2 tjm

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 09:48 PM

I made a few long time ago from fiddle strings, A & E strings. I made handles from maple dowel.

 

The beads are nice.



#3 mikechell

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 09:54 PM

Nice "life hack" !


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#4 denduke

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 09:56 PM

Thanks tjm for tip. Was wondering where I could get tiny wire!
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#5 fshng2

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 10:30 PM

Now why didn't I think of that!

Thanks Denduke.



#6 Piker20

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 03:38 AM

I've tried threaders a few times but always find I loose them or by the time I've found them and used them the old suck method would probably have done two bobbins.


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#7 flytire

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 04:47 AM

while i still have good lungs the old draw method works 

 

or

 

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#8 Rocco

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 05:18 AM

The thinnest guitar wire also works and is great for spicing lines, making braided loops, and garroting small rodents.

 

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 06:01 AM

while i still have good lungs the old draw method works 

 

or

 

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2X on the GUM threaders.  I find that it hangs nicely on my vise so it doesn't get lost on my bench.  I do spin it while inserting into ceramic lined bobbin holders.



#10 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 11:44 AM

3X on GUM threaders. I bought enough to last the rest of my life if I'm careful, and was out less than $10.


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#11 petegray

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 12:35 PM

re:   GUM threader

expose the tag end to a flame to create a micro ball and it will better slide over ceramic inserts...


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#12 tjm

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 04:12 PM

Thanks tjm for tip. Was wondering where I could get tiny wire!

I had an uncle who was always changing his strings on various instruments and those cast off music wires found many uses on my bench, in the right size it can be a spinner shaft or an extension for a hook.



#13 flytire

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 05:34 PM

Was wondering where I could get tiny wire!

 

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#14 denduke

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 05:45 PM

Well heck! But dat stuff too soft however.....needs to be spring steel I figure. First thought, nope...
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#15 Philly

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 07:29 PM

I've been using the GUM floss threaders for years.  Started when I was building rods, much quicker and easier than using wrapping thread to pull the tag end of the wrap under the under the wraps.  Also since I whip finisher handicapped I'll use it to finish off the heads on my larger flies and for securing the thread when I'm wrapping legs on the sides of foam patterns.  


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