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Not material...

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:41 am
by Theroe
I don’t know if this is the correct place to post this:
Over the last year or two, I’ve spoken with Ivan at great length regarding silk and soft hackles. So he sent me this bobbin he came across- it is a work of art! Has anyone else ever seen one of these?

Dana

Re: Not material...

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:15 am
by letumgo
Wow, what a cool bobbin. Ivan has given you a wonderful gift. You should somehow capture the lineage/provenance of the tool inside the case. Definitely a piece of fly tying history.

Now you need to tye some flies with it, and post the results. I'm sure Ivan would love to hear you were putting this bobbin to good use.

I love the little O-ring on the neck of the bobbin. I believe the O-ring is used to secure the tag end of the silk, when the bobbin is not being used.

When you are done using the bobbin, simply slide the ring off the end. Pull the tag end of the silk down along the barrel of the bobbin, and then slide the O-ring back over the end. This will trap the silk and hold it neatly in place, between tying sessions.

So cool!

Re: Not material...

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:37 am
by upstatetrout
Yes.I have seen it before and I know the designer. He is Davy Wotton and Wapsi put them out as indicated in your pictures. Tom Schmuecker is the owner of Wapsi.

Tom

Re: Not material...

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:33 pm
by daringduffer
I would use the o-ring to press the hackle back when tying off and laquering. That is how i do it until I lose them.

dd

Re: Not material...

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:53 pm
by narcodog
Yup, I have a blue one. They auction them off at the Sow Bug every year.

Re: Not material...

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:09 pm
by upstatetrout
I'm looking for one!

Tom

Re: Not material...

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:15 pm
by ForumGhillie
I don’t know if this is the correct place to post this:...
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Dana, you posted this in violation of the forum rules. You must send me that bobbin immediately or face a big fine. :lol: :lol:

That is cool!!

John

Re: Not material...

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:48 pm
by Bazzer69
I’d like a version to fit Pearsall’s bobbins
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Re: Not material...

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:58 am
by tie2fish
Bazzer69 wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:48 pm
I’d like a version to fit Pearsall’s bobbins
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Only the width dimension matters and this bobbin holder appears to be adjustable in that respect.

Re: Not material...

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:29 am
by wsbailey
This is from "Wayne Moore's Fly Tying Tips". He started making them in the early 1940's.

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