Published Aug 11. 2016 - 7 months ago
Updated or edited Aug 11. 2016

Stonfo Elite Bobbin Review

There are lots of choices for bobbins in the world of fly tying, and I wanted to share one of my favorite ones, the Stonfo Elite Bobbin series. There are three sizes within this series from the Italian company, and I discuss their specifications, pros, and cons.

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Tim, I love your videos but I think you're way off base with this review. In my opinion, this is the worst tension controlled bobbin holder on the market. I bought a compact and a standard based on your review and both fray thread (Veevus, UTC, Uni), break thread, and lose tension constantly. Frustrated with this, I did more research and found that these are common problems with Stonfo bobbins. I love my Stonfo vise and other tools, but these bobbin holders are garbage. I now use mine for wire. If you have some secret on how to make them suck less, I would love to hear it. Cheers.

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