Joined: 25 May 2011 Posts: 3 Location: Highlands of Scotland
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:45 am Post subject:
For 90% of the time I would go for ceramic. Either insert or full tube. The only exception to this I have found is Matarelli bobbin holders. The metal tube on these is hard enough not to wear.
To give you an idea I can wear out a metal tubed bobbin holder in about a month. Some of my ceramic ones are still going after 10 years. They do cost more initially. Mostly I use TMC bobbin holders (though I modify them by removing the rubber tubing and replacing with hot melt glue around the joint). They cost about 4 times the price, but are worth every penny.
If you are tying mostly salt water patterns you will be using more pressure and more thread than if you were tying, say, trout patterns. That means you'll wear groves into the tube even faster.
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