Super-Smooth Bobbins

Tie big flies with confidence and ease using this fly tying bobbin.


The feet that hold the thread spool are made with Delrin®, so the spool rotates more smoothly than any bobbin you've ever used. These bobbins give you smooth, consistent tension. The tube is flared at both ends, and lined with ultrahard black ceramic to minimize wax buildup and thread wear. Supreme bobbin has straight tube for standard work. Curved bobbin has slightly curved shape that is comfortable in the hand. Magnum bobbin will handle strong threads and large flies with ease—excellent for spinning deer hair or tying large steelhead, salmon, or saltwater flies.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 3.9 / 5 based on 40 reviews


29 of 40 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5


  • 1/5

    Definitely a no go right now! - 6/3/2015
    By: from Hughesville, MD

    I purchased the curved Super-Smooth Bobbin as an additional and improved bobbin. The idea was to put on my two most common colors and not have to continually switch between the two. I had a terrible time trying to get the line to thread through the funnel. I eventually broke my bobbin threader trying to push it through the hole. I tried to put a copper wire through the hole as well, but met some resistance. When I finally did get the thread through, it was quickly broken as I tried to tie a fly. When I received it, i tried to put on a spool of thread, but the spool holders were not aligned properly. I had to realign them myself just to attempt to use it. I have not sent it back yet, but I plan on at least trying to get a replacement. If that one is better, then I will provide an additional review.

  • 5/5

    By: from Old Bridge, N.J.
    Top 500 Contributor

    i just started tying my own flies and this bobbin works very well. No complaints.

  • 5/5

    Very ergonomic - 2/13/2015
    By: from Smoky Mountains, TN
    Top 25 Contributor

    Purchased the curved model and was very impressed. I didn't think it could matter at all for a bobbin, but after holding a bobbin for an hour or more, it really does make a difference. I highly recommend this to anyone sitting at a vice.

  • 4/5

    Smooth but different - 1/3/2015

    I got the curved bobbin and everything is smooth operating. I have to hold the bobbin a little different on this one to keep the thread (from the cradle to the tube) from hitting my hand.

  • 3/5

    Difficult to thread - 12/13/2014
    By: from Sheffield England

    Found it difficult to thread but having said that it's comfortable in the hand and controls the thread well

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Fewer thread breaks - 5/5/2014
    By: from St. Louis, MO, USA

    The smooth operation is a big help and stops my thread breaks. I am a little heavy handed and this bobbin has really helped.

  • 5/5

    Super-Smooth is right! - 5/1/2014
    By: from U.S.V.I.

    The bobbins are a true reflection to their name- super-smooth! They never chafe the thread and allows quick, neat, and good looking wrapping! Very light and are truly a must have for all fly-tiers

  • 2/5

    Smooth Bobbin - 3/20/2014
    By: from Richmond, VA
    Top 500 Contributor

    Smooth bobbin but too loose for my liking. I Can't bend it enough to tighten it up.

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