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The small diameter ceramic no-wear tube and removable vinyl grip on the standard model of this fly tying tool allows intricate work with fine thread on the smallest to large hooks. Features a solid brass arm and a click drag adjustment to regulate the thread tension. The standard model has a range of 1 to 9 oz. tension and the mag model has a range of 2 to 16 oz. Like an auto mechanic's torsion wrench (before the days of air-driven wrenches), this bobbin takes the guesswork out of winding thread, and all but eliminates broken thread at the same time. The Half Hitch offers all the great features of our other Rite Bobbins, with the addtional convenience of being able to whip finish flies using the specially-tapered barrel.
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Reviewer: A viewer from NC, US
The Rite Bobbin worked well the first few times I used it. I have only used this bobbin with size 14/0 thread. Eventually it stopped tightening and would no longer hold tension on the thread. The small plastic cylinder that holds the nut in place broke loose. Super glue was a temporary fix and allowed a few more uses out of it before it broke loose again. <I>J. Stockard replies: The maker of the Rite Bobbin, Merco Products, "unconditionally guarantees quality and workmanship for the entire life of the product." If you have trouble, contact either J. Stockard customer service or Merco (email@example.com).</i>
Less than impressed
Reviewer: A viewer from Lincoln, NE US
Having now worked with the standard bobbin for a little over a month, I must say I'm less than impressed with either its quality or functionality. The ceramic tube slips up and down the grip, a problem I have hopefully fixed by gluing it to the grip. Switching between threads is also a pain. Given its premium price, one is enough in my collection.
Reviewer: A viewer from Blaine, WA US
I bought one of the Rite Bobbin holders a few yrs ago because the old style metal ones kept breaking thread and I tried one of the Rite bobbin holders very happy that I did so if you're in the market for a reasonable priced bobbin holder try one you'll be happy you did very user friendly :)
The Best Bobbin Out There
Reviewer: A viewer from CANON CITY, CO USA
I found recommendations for this bobbin in a thread, and I'm certainly glad I took their advice. Adjustable tension works like a charm. Very smooth release. Half hitch tool is nice also.