Adjustable Tension Bobbin

Fly tying is made simpler with our versatile bobbin with adjustable tension.


Eliminate loose thread or broken thread with this unique fly tying bobbin with a drag system that allows adjustment to just the right tension. Hardened stainless steel polished to perfection in the thread tube to prevent thread from fraying. Nicely weighted. Made in Italy.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.4 / 5 based on 21 reviews


19 of 21 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Great Bobbin - 3/14/2014
    By: from Fayetteville, AR

    This bobbin is great. I don't break my thread nearly as often. There are numbers on the disc drag to help you dial in the tension when you put on a new spool. Feels great in your hand. Very smooth operation compared to the two pronged bobbins.

  • 5/5

    Super - 2/28/2014
    By: from Western Montana

    I love the way I can control the thread with these. Don't know how I got by with out them before. I have my most used thread on them. I bought 2 and just ordered 2 more. Great product.

  • 4/5


  • 5/5

    Best Buy for Fly Tying - 1/23/2014
    By: from Wheaton, IL
    Top 500 Contributor

    I have been looking at these for a while. I finally broke down and bought two and now wonder why I didn't do it sooner. These are easy to handle, fit well in my hands and make tying smoother because you can adjust the tension of the bobbin. Now I never have to pull hard to get thread and accidentally pull the hook in my vise. I bought two, I will probably get two more so I have 4 colors ready to go at anytime.

  • 5/5

    Bobbin Along - 11/18/2013
    By: from Sheboygan,WI

    I have just started to tie again after many years. Got my first tying materials with the standard bobbin but found I couldn't control it very well. Got The adjustable tension bobbin and love it. Glad I got two!

  • 4/5


  • 4/5

    Excellent for fine threads - 6/27/2013
    By: from North Yorkshire
    Top 250 Contributor

    I use this with spider web for tying off the hackles on parachute flies (paraduns, klinkhammers, etc.....). I can set the tension just right so as not to snap the thread. It is a nice size and weight and makes tying parachute hackles simple.

  • 5/5

    FLY BOBIN - 6/17/2013
    By: from Farmington hills MI

    great bobbin,Italian design and German engineering !!!! so easy to work for the following reasons-solid and balanced construction!!! the best part the drag system.

  • 4/5

    I like it - 6/6/2013

    I am a new fly tyer so take this with a grain of salt. I gave this product four stars simply because I have not used too many different spools so I dont have much to compare to. I think this spool is very comfortable in the hand and the build quality seems very high. I bought it for the adjustable tension and it works quite well. It is great to be able to set the tension lower for lighter thread as I tie smaller flys. I would recommend this product.

  • 2/5

    By: from Deerfield, MA

    Not as easy to work with as I expected Had trouble with thread breaking all the tine

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