Combining the durability of stainless steel tube with the ceramic insert and nylon beads, this is the workhorse of the tying industry.
Bobbins are seldom discussed as a critical fly-tying tool. There are many different styles of bobbins, and some have important features that make tying more productive and fun.
It's crucial to select a bobbin that has a ceramic tip in the tube. If your tying thread keeps breaking, it may not be due to the tension you are placing on the thread.
Thread often snaps from the friction of the material against the tip of the tube.
A bobbin with a ceramic tip significantly reduces this problem. Some bobbins have ceramic inserts at both ends of the tube, which minimizes the friction where the thread enters and exits the bobbin.
The Supreme Ceramic barrel is 1 1/4". The Bass/Saltwater Ceramic Bobbin - the main barrel is 2" long.