White River Fly Shop Bobbins
I've tied all of my flies with this bobbin and it seems to work fine for me. However, I am not a pro fly tier and I don't make a living doing it. For me, it has worked well, except that it doesn't release the thread easily and sometimes I have to maunally pull the thread off of the spool., but not that often. Overall, I would say this works well for the first few years that a person would tie and then upgrade to better bobbins down the road.
December 27, 2009
In reference to other reviews, perhaps the mfr has poor quality control, because the bobbins I purchased work great. No sharp edges on the tubes to cut thread. I don't think it is mfr quality control though, because out of 9 similar bobbins of this type I have, all work well. There are 3 other possible causes - thread quality, snagging hook points, and thread tension. For me these have been a great buy!
July 17, 2010
This bobbing is pretty nice but has a few flaws. it is tight so you might have to stretch it out if you plan on using a large spool of thread. On smaller spools its a little tight but a all around good bobbin. In conclusion its a whole lot cheaper than a ceramic bobbin and doesn't cut thread with its rounded edges so its all around pretty nice.
March 13, 2014
Pretty much sucks
I just got this bobbin recently after reading the reviews and still decided to give it a try considering it was cheap. My mistake. This thing has a sharp edge where the thread enters the tube and that it snaps with hardly any tension! I'll probably return it and get that ceramic bobbin. This isn't even worth $4.
July 19, 2009