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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).</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 :)
Reviewer: A viewer from CLAVERACK, NY USA
I've been trying many different bobbins. The half hitch mag is by far my favorite. I have two so far and hope to end up with about 30 to avoid the need to keep re-threading every time I want to change color.