Clearwater Bobbin

Fly tying with these bobbins gives you the tightest thread wraps possible.

Details

Our value-priced Clearwater® model has brass feet for smooth spool rotation, with a thread tube that's flared at the bottom for easy thread passage. Adjustable for all spool sizes.

Reviews

Clearwater Bobbin is rated 2.0769 out of 5 by 13.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Orvis' Worst Product Absolutely terrible. Returned after two ties. It ate up the thread as I tied and made it look more like dubbing. I only needed a spare and was attracted by the price, should've read the reviews.
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome purchase I love using this bobbin holder. Use them with different types of thread, floss, and wire. Never had an issue with the first one I bought. I now have five.
Date published: 2015-12-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Please discontinue this item This is such a horrible bobbin...got it with a beginner tying kit and it has hindered me so much in getting started cause it cuts the thread every time...i tried to sand it to get the imperpection out of the metal to no avail...with all the bad reviews this bobbin gets why would you waste your money and customers money by even offering it?
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad Bobbin I purchased this as a backup bobbin to throw in travel bag. Unfortunately I've experienced the same as many others. Every time I have used this bobbin, it has cut my thread. You might get away with using this on heavier thread, but don't expect to tie any size 20 nymphs with this. Most disappointing purchase I've made in a while.
Date published: 2014-10-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy this! I wish that I had read the other reviews before I purchased this bobbin. I have the exact problem. It cuts the thread every time, even with mono . I had wanted another bobbin that wasn't flared like my old one I have used for over 40 years(the un-flared ones are hard to find). This certainly wasn't what I had in mind.
Date published: 2014-07-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor bobbin Purchased this item last week and the thread breaks every time, I thought it was my new fly tying skills but after several attempts I was thankful it wasn't me, spend the money on another bobbin.
Date published: 2014-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A OK Simply a good bobbin for the price. I've had no problems with these as I've purchased them in the past.
Date published: 2014-01-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What a bummer I guess I should have expected what I got for the money. I forgot my bobbins when I was out of town over Easter and wanted to kill some time prepping for shad season. I stopped by the Orvis in my folks' town and picked the cheapest one they had because I didnt need another bobbin, I just needed something to use that day. While I haven't had any of the previously mentioned issues of slicing through thread, there are definite tiny burrs on the inside edge. The thread coming out is very noticably roughed up and abraded. Thankfully I only tied shad flies with it, and I'll have lost them all by the time summer hits. It got the job done, but I wouldn't want to tie anything difficult or that I plan not to lose on the bottom with this bobbin - the risk of failure is just too high.
Date published: 2013-04-03
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