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    I have some older fly tying materials, all seem to be in good condition; however, some of the spools of thread are a larger size than the ones on the shelves today. These spools measure an 1 5/8 across the spool - anyone know where I can get a bobbin to fit these larger spools?

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    We may have someone who knows antique tying better than I but I've never seen spool holders that big / wide. You could just get hold of one of the longer old Sunrise bobbins then take a pair of needle nose and tweak things into the right bend to hold the large spools.

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    Default Re: Bobbin

    Those wide spools may be for guide / rod wrappings.

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    Default Re: Bobbin

    Quote Originally Posted by falcon53 View Post
    Those wide spools may be for guide / rod wrappings.
    Well, I never would have thought about that - interesting, very interesting. Guess I’ll need to get into rod building now...

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    Default Re: Bobbin

    That is I believe the correct answer, you'll probably notice the thread is fairly thick.

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    Default Re: Bobbin

    I was going to suggest the same thing as Ard, mostly 'cause I'm frugal.

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