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    Default Bobbins and bobbin threaders

    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?
    Awkward Sportsman

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    Default Re: Bobbins and bobbin threaders

    You will find The Threader won't score the Ceramic it might discolour it in fact ceramic is a Very Hard Wear Resistant Material which can Withstand Enormous Heat however the opposite will occur The Threader over time will wear depending on how much use it's given.
    There is one disadvantage Ceramic is Very Hard & if The Bobbin Holder is Dropped it can be Damaged or Broken so I'd suggest don't use it on any Hard Floors.
    Brian.

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    There was another recent thread on what tools to buy for a beginner, it may have been your thread. In that thread a poster, forget who, suggested doing away with the threader all together and just suck the thread up through the tube once started. I've never heard of doing that until then and decided to give it a try. Well its super simple and no need for another gadget, my threader is gone for good. Thanks to whoever that was with the original suggestion.
    Bruce

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    Default Bobbins and bobbin threaders

    That is what i have been doing, but i feel sometimes it is a pain, i guess it is trial by fire. I just dont want to break an expensive bobbin because of my laziness lol.
    Awkward Sportsman

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    Default Re: Bobbins and bobbin threaders

    Quote Originally Posted by bruce m View Post
    There was another recent thread on what tools to buy for a beginner, it may have been your thread. In that thread a poster, forget who, suggested doing away with the threader all together and just suck the thread up through the tube once started. I've never heard of doing that until then and decided to give it a try. Well its super simple and no need for another gadget, my threader is gone for good. Thanks to whoever that was with the original suggestion.
    I know it wasn't me I've done it many times when I've been without a threader or just couldn't find mine. It works but I find threaders very easy to use and they always work. I've also whip finished by hand and tied pheasant tail nymphs using the wire in place of thread but don't do it all the time. Loading the bobbin without a threader is a good thing to know how to do but personally I use the tool that makes it easier.
    - William

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    Default Re: Bobbins and bobbin threaders

    The best bobbin threader is lung power

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    Default Re: Bobbins and bobbin threaders

    Dental Floss Threader, they work great, I get them at Wal-Mart


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    Default Bobbins and bobbin threaders

    Awesome, thank you! I will try the dental floss threader or revert to lumg power. I just feel wierd "grinding" the inside of the bobbin holder. Even if it does not harm it, my brain has a hard time grasping that
    Awkward Sportsman

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear 007 View Post
    Dental Floss Threader, they work great, I get them at Wal-Mart
    These work and work very well. I just stocked up on them for our clubs tying classes, my tying desk and my travel bag.
    I find them at regular drug stores. There you don't have to walk miles of aisles and more miles to and from your car in the parking lot to get them.
    If you know anyone with braces or having bridgework done their dentist will probably give them a supply.

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    Default Re: Bobbins and bobbin threaders

    I have been using my lung power after my son broke my threader playing with it I was gonig to buy another one but never got around to it after seeing some one do it like that .

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