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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:42 pm • # 1 
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I am using ultra thread 210 white on a few flies. It seems to start coming apart and breaking when wrapping. None of my other threads or colors are doing this. Bad technique? Bad bobbin? Bad thread?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:56 am • # 2 
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Swap bobbins to check that out. But I have encountered the odd bad spool, and there's not much you can do about it except try another spool from another batch. (I wonder if the 'bleaching ' process to create white might have compromised the thread?)
brent


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:49 pm • # 3 
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would a ceramic tip help? i will try another bobbin in the meantime. i pulled the legs out to relieve some of the pressure but that didn't help.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:37 pm • # 4 
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I'd try it on another bobbin first. 210 denier thread is fairly thick and strong (by thread standards). It would take quite a bit of pressure to break your thread. Odds are something on that bobbin is causing abrasion and weakening the thread.

As for a ceramic bobbin...I know a lot of folks like them, but I've done just fine with normal metal bobbins. The three bobbins I use are the same three that were gifted to me 25+ years ago. They're still doing the job just fine.

Chris


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