A great bobbin disappears in that a tyer can spend their time at the vise thinking about everything else. The Ergo All Purpose Bobbin is comfortable in hand, with a design and shape that makes it compatible with flies of just about every shape, size and style. It is difficult to find the boundaries of this bobbin, as it does just about everything.
Love the Ergo All Purpose Bobbins. I add three for my tying collection. It's easy to work. It easy to tye flies for size 24 to bigger flies.
This is the perfect bobbin for all flies. It works on delicate trout flies and big saltwater flies. Could not be happier.
I tie mainly large flies and cobia jigs. I've had multiple different bobbins over the years but this is by far the best bobbin I have ever owned. Places the perfect amount of tension on the spool, fits great in your hand, and it's even easy to find on the table. By far the best tools I've ever used.
I own 5 ergo bobbins that I love. Lately I have been tying smaller flies (#20's) so I bought the new All Purpose one. I like it for smaller hooks as I feel like I am closer to my work. I wish the tension was easier to control like the ergo model. I really like the way these bobbins feel in my hand. I can tie for a long time without any cramping. With all the yellow on my tying desk sometimes it looks like it should be in a Loon ad.
There are some great features to this bobbin that were improved from the previous version. The overall size and maneuverability is awesome. This bobbin will tie on all sizes of hooks. The brass spool holders were a nice addition but lack any sort of tension adjustment. Some of my thread spools will release when I have thread tied in and before you know it, you have a couple feet of thread out and your bobbin is resting on the ground. The only other thing that needs improvement is the length between where the spool sits and where you feed your thread. This is pretty short making it a little more difficult to get your thread fed through. Great overall all product!