Tip #3 – Threading the Bobbin

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I receive numerous requests for “how do you thread these bobbins”?

Well I simply double the thread over and roll twist it to form a “loop” which can be inserted into the base of the ceramic bobbin tube then “suck it through” simple, no tools are needed. It helps to keep the bobbin tube clean with a bit of chenille and solvent from time to time.…

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Tip #2 – Adding “Friction” so the Bobbin will Hang Suspended

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One of the things that happens rather often is I get a phone call from a Norvise customer, “my Bobbin won’t stay up”.

It is usually necessary to induce a bit of “friction” to the system for it to hang suspended. Now, after you thread the bobbin pull some thread off the side of the spool so it can wrap a turn around the leg of the bobbin, one or two turns is usually enough.…

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Tip #1 – Keeping the thread from retracting all the way onto the spool

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Very often we want to lay the bobbin down or put it away. If you are tying a number of flies using the same thread get in the habit of “hanging” the bobbin on the thread post between flies which will prevent the thread from retracting all the way and require “re-threading”.

If you want to put the bobbin away use a rubber cone to hold the thread from retracting or pull out about 18” of thread and slowly retract it onto the bobbin which will leave a few inches of slack. These techniques will become automatic very soon.…

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Flies by Fly Drowner

Thank you for your continued contributions to our facebook page with your wonderful flies and fly photos. We have created a photo gallery of some of your best.
See Below…

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Flies by Brian Wetter

Thank you for your continued contributions to our facebook page with your wonderful flies and fly photos. We have created a photo gallery of some of your best.
See Below…

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Very Versatile: The Fine Point Jaws

A number of Norvise owners have commented recently about how they use the new Fine Point Jaws. What these tiers are finding and we already knew, is that the Norvise with the Fine Point Jaw configuration is very versatile. You can tie the smallest of flies and really large ones also. Norvise owner and fly tier Pete Gray of West Yarmouth, MA sent us some of his handiwork for a little “show and tell”.

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Here Pete Gray shows the proper placement of the hook in the Fine Point Jaws. Set back from the tips, the hook is very stable and …

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It’s that time of the year again for celebrating those special year-end holidays!

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As we approach Christmas and year-end, there are a few things I want to draw to your attention to in regards to Norvise. Be sure to check out the new Norvise website, norvise.com We’ve made some significant changes to make it easier to navigate, the addition of a blog, and created a new ordering system that not only is easier but allows purchasing with the major credit cards as well as PayPal. We hope you get a chance to try it out.

And, of course, as we get close to Christmas we can’t help but let you know about a …

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Norm’s New Fly Fishing Boat

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Norm has been working off and on this past summer and fall on his new still water fly fishing boat. After completing the “half-scale” model, Norm has now moved on to cutting out parts for the full size “Mark IV”. Made from Okoume marine plywood and Alaska Yellow Cedar, this latest boat should weigh in under 100 lbs. and will fit nicely in the back of his real pickup truck.

Plans (sketches) will be made available after the full size boat is finished, as they tend to be a lot more accurate if drawn up after the project its done!…

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