Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

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Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Post by Roadkill » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:29 pm

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No worries the bobbins may come in handy for beefier tying thread on big saltwater ties. ;)

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Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Post by ForumGhillie » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:14 am

I going back to my childhood when I could not afford a real bobbin. :)

Since the YLI silk thread, like Kimono, is pretty cheap, less the $0.01 per lineal foot. I don't use a bobbin. I just cut about 12" off, wax it with Bailey's Wax and secure the htread to the hook shank. It really grabs and I find I have more control. No need for head cement either with the wax. If needed I attach hackle pliers to hold the thread while I get the other materials ready.
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Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Post by driftless » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:23 am

Yes, those larger bobbins are a pain. I've found that judicious use of needle-nose pliers to re-shape the shorter bobbins works well. I've done it on a couple bobbins & use those for the YLI & Kimono silk spools.
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Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Post by Roadkill » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:40 pm

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That is what I did for my home tying station...ImageIMGP9437 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

I bought the large bobbins for some portable tying kits. The purple spool in the original photo is one of the bobbins from my Kimono tower.

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I tied for about 20 years as you described without a bobbin and I am now too spoiled to go back, it is sooo easy to just let a bobbin hang. If I break my thread I grab it with one of these...
ImageIMGP9986 by William Lovelace, on Flickr
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Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Post by Bobfly » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:28 pm

Just to consider downsizing to avoid bulky bobbins at the vice I shift thread off big spools onto small mini bobbins. These you can buy in dozen packs in a sewing shop and they are the bottom bobbin in a domestic sewing machine and you just use the machine's own bobbin filler system to fill the small bobbin from the main spool. Quick and easy and then you can make a big volume reduction. Very handy too for any mobile tying set up if travelling. Bottom mini bobbins are available in metal and plastic and I have two bobbins loaded with fine copper wire and a silver wire one, and find that their handling during tying gives good control.
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Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:32 pm

Bobfly, I'm using the Wasatch Mini-Bobbins for silk thread. I borrow my wife's sewing machine to transfer silk to the smaller bobbins as well. I have about 20 of the mini-Bobbins, so I keep them loaded with silk colors I commonly use. I may have to try a couple for wire also.
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Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Post by Roadkill » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:31 am

A trip to a fabric/craft store and the local hardware store set me up to load sewing bobbins with Kimono and YLI silk for my expo tying box...

ImageIMGP0028 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

a tapered metal pin to fit into the bobbins and a plumbing washer drilled to fit enabled me to spin up the silk with my variable speed drill...

ImageIMGP0032 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Roadkill's Pearsall's replacement silk selection ready for the Albany Expo ;)
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Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Post by letumgo » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:38 pm

Nice!

Thanks for sharing Bill. I enjoy seeing your inventiveness and creative problem solving.
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Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Post by ForumGhillie » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:22 pm

Bill, that is cool. I could have used your setup to put the Lazar shooting line on my new reel last night. It would be a lot faster than a pencil and begging my wife to hold the pencil for a minute. :)
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Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Post by letumgo » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:51 am

John - Are you getting rigged up for an OPST line?
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