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Wasatch Woodtrimmed Bobbin

Handles of solid birch, in a sturdy standard bobbin, shaped for comfort in hand. Provides smooth constant tension. Made in USA.
Average Customer Rating:
4.125 out of 5
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Rating Snapshot (8 reviews)
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7 of 8(88%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Wasatch Woodtrimmed Bobbin
Review 1 for Wasatch Woodtrimmed Bobbin
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Nice bobbin, BUT...,
January 30, 2015
By: BCS81
from Fort Lewis, WA
"I just received this bobbin in the mail and quickly tied five bead-head pheasant tail nymphs to give it a whirl. THE GOOD: This bobbin feels nice in the hand and is super smooth after working with the wire a bit to put the right tension on the spool. I'm hard on thread, but with this bobbin I didn't break thread even once (uncommon for me in a tying session). THE BAD: This bobbin is too long to be threaded by the Orvis standard bobbin threader. I used a *trick* to thread it for my first use that I'd rather not have to use each time I tie."
Review 2 for Wasatch Woodtrimmed Bobbin
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Excellent for the dollar!!,
June 6, 2014
By: LoyalhannaDave
from East of Pittsburgh Pa
"Nice bobbin when you tweak the spool holder to the right place. It just takes a little to get it there. I also have the Orivs Adjustable Tension Bobbin, and the tension one is for sure a 5-Star because of it's easy adjustment. I think you need both,(this Wasatch and the Orvis Adjustable) as who doesn't always tie something in black or even olive? So, it's good to have a spool, or even two, set up with this Wasatch Woodtrimmed Bobbin in a few of your basic colors."
Review 3 for Wasatch Woodtrimmed Bobbin
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
February 11, 2014
By: Almos
from Pa.
"Just starting to fly tie and this extra bobbin makes tying faster and easier so I don't have to change spools of thread as often and the price was right for the good quality"
Review 4 for Wasatch Woodtrimmed Bobbin
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice bobbin,
January 17, 2014
By: ChuchK
from Friedens, Pa.
"Fits well in hand and as far as bobbins go it's attractive with the wood handle. I've had to stretch the arms on some spools but otherwise this a real good item. I'd buy another."
Review 5 for Wasatch Woodtrimmed Bobbin
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Fly-Tying Bobbin,
October 11, 2013
By: FarandFine
from Alexandria, VA
"Excellent, USA-made fly-tying tool; the Wasatch bobbin fits my hand and is a joy to use. Looks great."
Review 6 for Wasatch Woodtrimmed Bobbin
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Looking Bobbin,
April 26, 2013
By: HBSmith
from Richmond, VA
"This is a great bobbin. It looks awesome and is great at doing its job. The only complaint is that it often is too small to handle certain larger thread spools. But this is usually not a large problem as it is easy to bend the arms to agree with the large thread spools. Thanks Orvis!"
Review 7 for Wasatch Woodtrimmed Bobbin
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
October 22, 2012
By: tobey73
from Maine
"I like the look as well as the comfort of the wood grip.
So far seems very smooth.
Review 8 for Wasatch Woodtrimmed Bobbin
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Had trouble threading bobbin,
February 24, 2012
By: elkcamp1
from Northwest US
"I purchased this product as I was impressed with the reviews of Wasatch products as well as their styling. I encountered difficulty threading the bobbin as the bobbin threader would hang up just before it would exit the bobbin. I have exchanged it for the same model and hope that it was just that piece that was defective."