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    Default Ekich Automatic Bobbin

    Anyone using the Ekich Automatic Bobbin, pricey but seems to have lots off good reviews.

    Ekich Ultimate Fly Tying Bobbin

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    Default Re: Ekich Automatic Bobbin

    I bought the standard bobbin and liked it enough to get the larger one for steelhead flies. Worth every penny to me, I love both of them. Really noticed how much I like them when I went back to one of my rite bobbins for a pattern. Really missed the auto! I also looked at the Nor but wanted something that would use the thread as is, not wrapped on a special spool. I would have needed to buy a bunch of those spare spools!

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    100 plus dollars is just too much for me. They look nice though.
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    I have been tying flies since I was a kid and things have evolved since then. For me evolution was the Griffin spool holders with the ceramic insert. These things sell around 11.99 - 13.99 depending on where you buy. Although these things seem pretty cool, unless you can spend a fairly large amount of money on one with no remorse at all I would recommend one of the Griffin tools. Incidentally, I still have some old Sunrise spool bobbins that work without any problem but since I have several griffin's I use them. When I tie certain fly types I use several colors of thread and silks. being able to keep three or 4 different materials spooled up for use at under 50 dollars appeals to my better judgment. Remember though, this comes from a guy who will pay 750 for a reel so if you want one of these bobbins, I won't think badly of you

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    Default Re: Ekich Automatic Bobbin

    Thanks for the replies, I was also considering the NorVise Bobbin but I really don't like that I have to respool the thread. I also tie with Silk from time to time which won't work on this bobbin though I have 3 Renzetti Ruby Midge Bobbins for my silk tying. Also a nice Stonfo and a cheapy for regular thread.

    I may have to check one out, it does come with a 30 day money back garuntee so if I don't like it I wouldn't be out more than shipping.

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    This really falls into the same category (for me at least) as the Abel nippers. Sure they are nice, but not nice enough to justify a cost that is 500% higher than another tool that does the job just fine.

    Would it be nice for the bobbin to automatically be in the right position after doing some rotary palmering and not having to use my thumb to retract some thread? Sure but it's not nice enough for me to spend $100 plus the cost of getting it to my door.
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    Default Re: Ekich Automatic Bobbin

    Hey now I have a set of Abel nippers and they are nicer and better built than any of the nippers I have ever used.

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    Default Re: Ekich Automatic Bobbin

    I'm sure I could botch flies just as well with one of those, not to mention I think I could botch up the funky bobbin quickly enough too. Griffin ceramics work for me.
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    I like Ard will spend a great deal on reels and rods for that matter. I too have the Abel nippers, which match my reel. I can honestly say I will never spend $100 on a bobbin. It's funny how different everybody is and what we spend money on. If you are a diehard into the tying though I def get it!

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    Default Re: Ekich Automatic Bobbin

    i use my thumb to retrack thread from the bobbin holder. thumb = free

    there are negative reviews that claim the bobbin holder does not work with all spools
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