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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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Nice meeting you , and Mario, as well Lv2nymph ..


Thanks for all the info guys and bunch of questions but they'll wait.

Watched the video last night and will re-watch but wanted to jump in

Trying to tie my first .. walt's worm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuHdkGx6HoE

1) Lead coil on but moveable/not to tight .. is that ok?

2) Should I have as much trouble as I'm having getting the thread thru the bobbins?

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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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2) Should I have as much trouble as I'm having getting the thread thru the bobbins?


Don't worry about that Stagger. I've been tying for well over 30 years and I know I get worse at threading the bobbin every year.

Seriously, they make bobbin threaders but I never owned one. Multiple bobbins also help in not having to change thread so often.

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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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Seriously, they make bobbin threaders but I never owned one. Multiple bobbins also help in not having to change thread so often


Seriously ... I think my eyes need to be checked but urgg.

You don't use one to thread? The lead was easy to get thru but this is causing me all sought's of trouble...

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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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Bobbin Threader saves a lot of time and frustration for me. You'll also find pretty quickly that a ceramic tipped bobbin works much nicer and breaks less thread (for this newbie, anyway).

Add some tooth picks to your bench for applying the head cement. Less cleanup than using the dubbing needle.

Occurred to me that you will want a fine tooth comb to clean up the deer hair when HA gets you going on Comparaduns.

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Stagger - Try this.

Mount the spool of thread in the bobbin, and pull out about 6 inches of thread.

Feed the end of the thread into the hole at the base of the tube (the one between the arms of the bobbin).

Put the tip of the bobbin in your mouth and inhale.

I never put lead wire in a bobbin. Just keep the spool in your palm and wrap with that hand, while holding the tag end to the hook shank.

The lead wraps should be moveable on the shank, but not loose enough that they spin easily. A little tension while wrapping does the trick. When done wrapping them, use your finger nails to push the coils together to eliminate any gaps.

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Def buying a threader ... abt 30 mins in and the thread will not go all the way thru ...

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Seriously ... I think my eyes need to be checked but urgg.

You don't use one to thread? The lead was easy to get thru but this is causing me all sought's of trouble...


I just start the thread into the bobbin, get myself some slack and suck real quick on the other end. Yeah, I know this is going to open up a whole can of worms. Actually, I view this process as an aerobic exercise. It usually draws right through on the first or second try. Ceramic bobbins are even more challenging but I still own a lot of old style bobbins. Sometimes when you do this the thread gets wrapped around the side of the bobbin. If this happens don't unthread it, just pop the spool out of the bobbin and unwrap it. I honestly have never even threaded lead through a bobbin. I have always done all of my lead wrapping by hand. I am sort of old school on a lot of things, but it is what it is. Good luck with your tying!

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I just start the thread into the bobbin, get myself some slack and suck real quick on the other end. Yeah, I know this is going to open up a whole can of worms.


This is why I used the word "inhale" in my post above.

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Yeah, get a threader.

Get a whip finish tool too, it makes finishing flies so much quicker and easier, not to mention you make better flies.

I'd consider both tools to be necessities, combined with the vice and the bobbins. All other tools are not necessary, but can be nice, and you'll figure out what you want and need as time goes on.

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I inhaled originally but then I did a double loop (with a twist) and inhaled after I read HA's post, forgot a bead but my 1st finished product ...

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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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I do and always will do what HA has suggested, for me it is easier and cooler than using a threader.

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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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That'll catch fish.

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Re: Some Tying Questions to Get Me Started ...

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We'll see Pcray. I think I went a lil heavy on the thread in the middle but looks ok I think??? Gonna tie a few more this week and not forget beads. I have such cabin fever but its warming up and I’m gonna tie a few more this week. I might be tempted to take a 1/2 day on friday, head out and fish with a few of my fly’s exclusively.


On a side note .. there is a thread in the main forum abt what makes PAFF unique, good, etc … any newbie/new poster reading this just take notice at all the knowledge and genuine help from good people. Posted this 2+ days ago after 2 members from this board walked me thru the FF show …. I’ve also had PM’s, emails, etc .. people just wanting to help a mope like me get started.


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Sweet!

Congratulations, buddy.

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Fish will line to hit that.

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