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Old 03-24-2013, 12:11 AM
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Dental Floss Threader, they work great, I get them at Wal-Mart
Yup. I ordered a new bobbin a few weeks ago and it came with one dental floss threader. I did not know what it was and was worried I was going to lose it until I emailed the maker and he educated me! I bought a pack of 50 or 100 for a few dollars. They work great.
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Yeah, Dental Floss Threader, that's the ticket!

My store bought Brand Name Threader does not spread out very much and it is hard to use sometimes. The wife thinks it's a nightmare to work with.

I am going to pick up that Dental Floss at the store.

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This is what I use as well. I keep several stored with my bobbin spool boxes.
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Default Bobbins and bobbin threaders

Awesome! I picked up some dental floss threaders and they work great! I have to say it is easier than lung power. I keep one hanging from my bobbin cradle so I dont lose it on the table. Thanks for the idea guys!
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I went to the Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo today and picked up a new full ceramic bobbin. I also picked up a bobbin threader. My question is this: Does the bobbin threader score the inside of the ceramic tube?

It feels like when I push the threader down theough the tube that it is grinding the inside of the tube. Obviously I dont want this to happen. Does anyone have thoughts or experiences with this?
What is the brand of bobbin you got, if you don't mind me asking?

Also when you say "full ceramic" does that mean entire tube i ceramic?

I was weary of getting the Griffin one because I wasn't sure if the ceramic went throughout the tube or if it was only on the ends.
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I purchased the Metz ergonomic bobbin. I really like the feel of it, and am quite happy with it. It is a full ceramic tube.

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The Griffin bobbins that I use only have the ceramics on the two ends, I use the Griffin short bobbins as for a threader I use the G-U-M Floss Threaders, I use my old wire threaders for rod building.

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Thanks for the info on the Griffin bobbin. I guess that is why they are a bit cheaper than the full ceramic tube style bobbins.

I think I'm going to pick up a Tiemco Ceramic Heavy Duty bobbin. Dave McPhail was using one in his video for the pheasant tail nymph. I thought I could get away with a cheaper non-ceramic type for wire, but that does not seem to be the case.
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If you are just going to use them for wire forget the expensive ceramic, save that for your threads, use the cheap steel tubes for wire or lead.
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