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. 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. Supreme bobbin has straight tube for standard work.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 3.9 / 5 based on 33 reviews


24 of 33 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 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.

  • 3/5

    bad batch - 3/4/2014
    By: from Eugene, Oregon

    I purchased three bobbins and one had the rubber connector to the thread spool bent all backwards. The other two are great and I'm not paying 6.95 to return a 3.95 product. Probably just a one/million chance. The other two bobbins work great and would recommend them.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Smooth - 2/25/2014
    By: from Traverse City, MI

    This bobbin is quality made and works as expected ....smooth!

  • 4/5

    Satisfactory - 2/11/2014
    By: from Ontario, Canada

    Well what to say; this is just a bobbin of which I have several for fly tying. This one works well, is smooth as advertised and useful.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5


  • 4/5

    Good Fly-Tying Bobbin - 10/17/2013
    By: from Alexandria, VA
    Top 10 Contributor

    I use the curved version of the super-smooth bobbin; it is a good value for the money. The Delrin spool holders allow smoother rotation than other bobbins. While the ceramic tube inserts reduce thread abrasion, they do interfere with threading – a minor annoyance. I plan to purchase the magnum.

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