This bobbin provides an ergonomic, high-performing update to the indispensible tying tool. The powder coated ergonomic handle rests perfectly between the thumb and fingers, while the spring steel spool holder allows for easy adjustment in tension by changing the pressure applied by grip. The tube is designed with versatility in mind, and the high gauge works well when tying small flies and larger streamers alike.
The rite magnum bobbin is our favorite bobbin for tying streamers, and very simple to use. Each click of the brass tension wheel adds approximately one ounce of tension to the fly tier's thread, and the extra length makes it easier to lock in your materials.
The smhaen bobbin represents the next generation of fly tying bobbins, and one that we think will catch on very quickly around the U.S. This tool is extremely light in the hand, but it's the adjustable tension bar that first catches your eye. This tension bar allows you to adjust the spool tension with a quick roll of your finger, and makes changing thread spools a breeze. Also worth noting is that this bobbin has the ability to fit multiple sizes of thread spools because the arms expand or contract when you spin the tension bar. It features a high quality ceramic tube that runs the entire length of the shaft to keep you from cutting your thread, and the manufacturer suggests that you do not use it for ultra wire or Kevlar spools. In summary, we think the new smhaen bobbin will be a big hit in the fly tying world and the solid construction will ensure this product will last you for years to come. Please select the 4" Regular bobbin or the 3.5" Midge bobbin.