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Thread: Rite Bobbin

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    Default Rite Bobbin

    Anyone use rite bobbins for fly tying?
    Are the any good? Worth investing in? Better than regular bobbins?

    Thinking to pick up a couple....any input would be helpful

    Thanks


    Eunan

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    Default Re: Rite Bobbin

    I've heard nothing but good things, but I just don't want to pony up the money for them.

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    Default Re: Rite Bobbin

    Quote Originally Posted by lancer09 View Post
    I've heard nothing but good things, but I just don't want to pony up the money for them.
    Even if you could get the shorty or standard for for $17 - its the best price I've seen for them.

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    I bought one and hardly use it. Nothing wrong with it just easier to remove a spool from your regular type bobbins. I use my Dr. Slick with ceramic inserts on each end of the tube way more. Save money and buy tying materials.
    Okiemountaineer

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    I looked at one but didn't buy it. Being an old Geezer I have used the same bobbins for many years. I started when I lived in Colorado some years back. The S&M, as recommended by A.K. They just fit my hand and keep on working. Don't want to mess up a good thing.
    Ike - Shooting Starr's Commander GSP

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    Default Re: Rite Bobbin

    I really like mine. I rarely break even light thread anymore. The only downside is that it takes a couple minutes to change thread...

    -Forrest

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    Like others I don't have but have heard good reports. I have a bunch of Griffin ceramic and even use old ones with no ceramic tip. With the Griffin ceramic bobbins I wrap really hard using 0/8 thread on my salmon flies and never have a problem. I think they cost about 11 dollars.

    But then were talking fly fishen' / fly tying stuff here and if you want one then by all means have one; and I hope you enjoy the heck outta it

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    Default Re: Rite Bobbin

    I have a couple of Rite bobbins. Yes, I like them, but the downside is changing thread spools so I keep 6/0 black on one. The other is a new Half Hitch Rite Bobbin that I change to tie para Adams, or para BWO only. All other thread I use regular bobbins.

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    Default Re: Rite Bobbin

    Similar to some others I have one and use it for black 8/0 thread exclusively... it's my go to thread and so the time to change spools isn't an issue for me.

    IF I'm going to tie large volumes of a pattern in a specific size/color that requires another thread, I'll take the time to change the Rite over to that but for the occasional other fly, I'll simply use another type of ceramic bobbin.

    And if anyone wants to talk about the NorVise bobbins ... eeek! Talk about expensive and a PAIN to load spools for... I tried these about 5 years ago and PROMISED MYSELF I'd give them a thorough run for the money, but after a number of tying sessions, I sold them to someone who "had to have them" for what I paid, and GLADLY included the thread on the 4 spools I had. =)

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    I have on Rite bobbin, and I like it.
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

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