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Old 02-20-2011, 09:06 PM
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Default Rite Bobbin, Stonfo Elite, or Nor-Vise Bobbin

Well in theory I really like the Nor-vise bobbin, but I want to have a separate bobbin for each of the colors I use most so as to avoid threading a bobbin every time. I know picky maybe even petty.
I just purchased a standard Rite bobbin really like it so far and if the new one with the built in half hitch tool was $30 I'd just get several of those and look no further.

Then there is the Stonfo Elite Bobbin as found here Stonfo Elite Bobbin: Fly Tying Bobbins & Tools, but the only thing that concerns me about it is that it doesn't have a ceramic tube, but according to the guys at the Caddis Fly shop it has some kind of space age material that prevents thread from making a groove. The price is a little better on it and I like the tension nob style.

So what do you all think?
-Tom Wilson
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