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fire instructor 01-29-2012 03:43 PM

Changed Bobbin Type and Solved My Problem!
 
As many of you know, I'm just learning how to tie. I've been having difficulty with my "heavy hands", getting the bobbin tension exactly right, and applying too much torque on the thread, causing far too many thread breaks.

At the Somerset Show, I had the opportunity to watch some of the "Masters" tie, and actually got to ask a few questions. More than one suggested that my bobbin may be more of a problem than I had thought. I stopped at the Rite Bobbin booth, and tried out one of their ajustable torque bobbins. I liked it, so I figured I'd purchase one and try it out.

Tied for a better part of the day today (while watching the 24-Hour Rolex Race), and did not break a SINGLE thread, all day!!! Got all of my "homework" done for my next tying class, so now I can start to self-learn another fly or two.

I find it hard to believe that the difference could be this great, but the proof is in the flies (and the missing frustration!).

mcnerney 01-29-2012 06:39 PM

Re: Changed Bobbin Type and Solved My Problem!
 
Rick: Good to hear that you have solved your problem with breaking the thread.

notenuftoys 01-29-2012 07:02 PM

Re: Changed Bobbin Type and Solved My Problem!
 
That's great to hear! I keep looking at the Rite bobbins, but haven't pulled the trigger.

famill00 01-29-2012 07:44 PM

Re: Changed Bobbin Type and Solved My Problem!
 
I love my rite-bobbin. Especially with 8/0 thread it makes a huge difference!

-Forrest

s fontinalis 01-29-2012 07:50 PM

Re: Changed Bobbin Type and Solved My Problem!
 
i didnt pull the trigger til if found them for $16. Now i love them. Need to get more.

famill00 01-29-2012 08:26 PM

Re: Changed Bobbin Type and Solved My Problem!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by s fontinalis (Post 387670)
i didnt pull the trigger til if found them for $16. Now i love them. Need to get more.


You want to share where you found that deal?!?!

-Forrest

fire instructor 01-29-2012 09:28 PM

Re: Changed Bobbin Type and Solved My Problem!
 
I've got ten sauseges for fingers.... Too many years of pulling hose, forcing doors, popping car doors and hoods, etc. for me to have much feeling in any of my fingers. The Rite-Bobbin's made the difference for me. What I lack in sensitivity, the bobbin has! So go for it. Pull the trigger.

fredaevans 01-30-2012 02:22 PM

Re: Changed Bobbin Type and Solved My Problem!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by famill00 (Post 387728)
You want to share where you found that deal?!?!

-Forrest

+1 HERE! Love the darned things, but they are one of those 'If price is no object .....' type of buys.
fae

s fontinalis 01-30-2012 02:27 PM

Re: Changed Bobbin Type and Solved My Problem!
 
Rite Bobbins - $16.99

ghost_reaper 01-30-2012 02:33 PM

Re: Changed Bobbin Type and Solved My Problem!
 
The shipping is $7. Not worth it when you can go on EBay and pick one up for 21 with free shipping.

I need to try this. As a new tier it drives me insane that I cannot keep the thread tight. I just wish they weren't so expensive since I could really use two.

Anyone try the Orvis ones?


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