TESTIMONIALS



 

JIM CORREIA

USA FLY TYER

 

"I am now officially addicted to your bobbin"

"I have been tying with the Ultimate Bobbin for close to a year now and I can honestly say you absolutely get what you pay for with this tool. I tried to tie with other nice bobbins that I have but quickly became irritated with having to back-wind continuously.
   I am now officially addicted to your bobbin. It isn't a bad thing the constant tension has increased my ability to tie a cleaner fly without having to back-wind like normal bobbins and usually, in the process, losing position of the thread or slippage of materials requiring re-tying - very annoying. I had some young tyer's try out the Ultimate Bobbin after teaching them the basics on 3 or 4 flies with a very nice standard bobbin. They instantly understood the advantages of your bobbin. Of course their parents weren't too pleased to find out the price but I explained to them that their great grand children could still effectively use this tool that cost about as much as a video game that probably wouldn't last to next Christmas."

 

 

MIKE COSTER

USA FLY TYER

 

"One slick device"

December 29, 2015
Thank you for the personal (and prompt) verification of my order, and for the links to instructional media for your bobbins.
   I found your bobbins when I did a websearch for automatic bobbins; I have been tying with my Norvise (which I adore) for several years, and fixed vises for half a century before that.
   While I own several Norvise auto-bobbins (which are very well designed and fabricated), I find winding (and tension loading) various threads upon the spools tedious.
   In addition, varying thread diameters (even within the same manufacturers) create their own little problems because the thread tension on the spool has to be 'preloaded' and wound around one of the bobbin arms to function properly. Waxed, and unwaxed, only further complicates matters.
   I thought it would be nice to simply use whatever spool the thread's manufacturer supplied. I think I have at least a superficial understanding of how your bobbins operate, and am very optimistic it will meet my expectations...because reviews of the Ekich bobbin are uniformly enthusiastic...and some of my positive impressions were also formed by posting inquiries in various flyfishing forums.
   This is probably way more than you're interested in hearing, but I'll venture a few more personal observations anyway.
   Like most flytyers, I grew up tying on fixed vises, using cheap (but effective) bobbins that served the needs of such tyers quite well. While the number of high quality fixed vises have expanded to an incredible degree, their users simply do not understand that 'old style' bobbins have not kept pace. Bobbins are regarded (very mistakenly in my opinion) as somewhat at the level of hackle pliers. They tend to not realize the very real thread control advantages an auto-bobbin provides.
   While the absolute necessity of a good auto-bobbin are quite obvious to those who use rotary vises (a smaller market subset), such benefits have been largely lost upon the remainder of the flytying community.
   The good news is that the cost of even relatively primative bobbins (as well as the other costs associated with flytying) have increased substantially...to the point the cost of your auto-bobbin are not at all unreasonable.
   If I were you, I'd hit the regional and North American flyfishing webforums with some sort of advertising presence, linking to positive reviews from respected periodicals. In reality, a good auto-bobbin ought to become every bit as important to the pursuit of flyting pleasure as a high quality vise (rotary or fixed).
   Looking forward to learning about your bobbin! And I should add that your damascus style vise has become the Lamborgini of the flytying world.

January 8, 2016
"Received your bobbin this week, and I'll provide a preliminary report; this is one slick device. I had earlier watched your videos so I managed to immediately slide on several different spools of Uniglide (my long time preference), pull the thread through the barrel with the convenient dental spreader, and the bobbin performed exactly as it should. It stays wherever you leave it, and flawlessly retracts thread.
   Unloading the spring tension is quite simple. It's a joy that one doesn't have to worry about the thread zipping back through the barrel if tension is first released, and if one forgets it's a very simple matter to thread up again...as easy as changing spools!
   I was especially impressed with how well the interior ends of the barrel were smoothly polished...I've had a few higher end conventional bobbins where the manufacturer didn't even bother to do so which, to my mind shows a serious lapse of quality control."

May 15, 2016
"I've now spent quite a bit of time tying with your excellent bobbin, and believe I've learned a few of its idiosyncracies...none of which are negative, but merely require a little adaptation on the user's part.
   As you might remember, I use a Norvise, which makes a thread post (particularly with an auto-retracting bobbin) an extremely useful accessory. I believe the standard distance between the jaws of the Norvise (depending upon jaw type) and the thread post is about 18 inches. I've found that length excessive when using the Ekich bobbin, so I shortened the span to about 14 inches. Maybe I use more thread per fly than others, but that additional 4 inches leaves me with sufficient thread to easily complete most flies without releasing the tension on the bobbin. The span is still big enough to create wire brushes on the dubbing stand between the jaws and the thread post.
   I also learned fairly early that once I've whip finished a fly I need to let the bobbin tip touch the head of the fly before releasing thread tension...(and cutting the thread, of course!)...that way I end up with a relatively short piece of non-tensioned thread to start the next fly (and a convenient pause to hang the bobbin from the thread post while I place another hook in the vise).
   Finally, I was completely mystified (for awhile anyway) why identical spools of Uni thread behaved very differently on the bobbin; some would completely resist retracting...even though the tension was quite sufficient to retract on other identical Uni bobbins (same size thread and color...purchased at the same time).
   At first I thought it might be the little thread notch plastic extending enough to catch the rim of the bobbin spool holder assembly...or a bit of excess plastic spool 'flash'...but close inspection (and spool trimming) didn't alleviate the problem.
   So I became convinced that the problem was more fundamental...that it must be related to how the offending spools fit on the spool axle. It turned out that the 'problem' spools' plastic 'halves' are not actually parallel; the central spool shafts, joined in the middle, veer off at slightly different angles. Such irregularities mean nothing on a regular bobbin, since the spool is merely pinched between the bobbin 'jaws'...but it was sufficient to put enough offset friction on the little collet that holds the washer against the shaft below it.
   I finally arrived at a solution; though I keep the washer lightly lubed, I found that taking time to place some grease inside the problematic spool shaft with a Q-Tip completely solved the issue. Apparently the lubricant allows the washer to assume a proper orientation that compensates for the flawed spool irregularities. It now seems quite obvious (like most solutions) but I was a little aggravated at the time, because it meant a device that I had come to very much enjoy...was behaving in an unpredictable manner.
   So...I will be ordering one of your metal versions (trout barrel length), in the fear that you will decide to retire and that your wonderful bobbins will no longer be available!"

 

 

RICK PILAND

USA FLY TYER

 

"My newest family of tools"

"You wrote to me when I purchased the "S Series", my first Ekich Bobbin and told me that there would be a bit of a learning curve to to using the Ekich bobbin. To be honest, I have not come across that learning curve as of yet!!! In fact, it has been quite the opposite for me! I had been using the other form of automatic bobbin for a number of years. After seeing the advertisement for the Ekich Bobbins every time I opened up the FlyTyer magazine and the final straw was after developing an interest in the Jvise and seeing that the bobbin of choice was again the Ekich, I had to give one a try!!! I can happily say that was several months ago and have not had the urge to even pick up any other bobbin since!!! This bobbin that I am currently placing an order for will be my second in what I hope will become my newest family of tools in my fly tying arsenal. Thank you.

 

 

RICHARD A. LEWIS
AKA: FLYMAKER

USA FLY TYER

Rich Lewis resides in the high desert region of the western USA. He has a fondness for advanced composite structures. Rich consults to the aerospace and sporting goods sectors. Some of his favorite projects include Hardy's Syntrix nano rods, Redington's NTI-Q rods; along with some fairly complex spacecraft systems such as the Orion Lunar Lander and the New World's Observer exoplanet spacecraft.

Fly tying is his passion and Rich ties flies for all occasions. Sharks to Sunfish. Several of his patterns are sold through major outlets and he is always trying to stay abreast of innovative materials and tying techniques and tools. When Rich is not working on the tractor, he can be found in his den tying flies, or heading out to one of the local fisheries. He is a charter member of the Nye County Fly Fishers

 

"You easily forget that you are holding this bobbin"

"I opened the latest Issue of Fly Tyer Magazine and saw an ad for the new Type S Ekich Ultimate Bobbin. It looked vastly different than the previous type A's, of which I own three. I have long since relegated the handful of standard ball-end, or cap-end spring wire tensioned bobbins on my bench to dispense specialty materials like flash strand, chenille and wool yarns. Faruk's auto-bobbins have served me well over the past decade. I am an auto-bobbin convert!
   The new Type S features a molded polymer frame. I immediately contacted Faruk to see what his new bobbin was all about. Before long I had the new Type S in hand. Oh my ... the new creation from Fly Tying Enhancements is very refined indeed.
   My first impression was that the new Type S is noticeably lighter than the original type A's. Secondly, the improvement to form fit and function is obvious the moment you pick it up. The Type S bobbin fits into your hand naturally. You grasp it and it nests into your hand. Your fingers and thumb fall onto the gripping surfaces of the polymer frame just like it was custom molded to fit your hand. I guess it was! Wow. There is now a molded extension on the bottom of the frame which allows you to manage the bobbin's spring let-off easier. There are integrated, serrated gripping features in the upper pads now. Nice! Basically - the bobbin is a refinement of the already near-perfect standard Type A bobbin.
   Up front, the Ekich Auto Bobbins I've tied with for the past 10 years enhance the art of tying flies for me. They have made me a better tyer and my flies are more elegant too. How so? My flies use less thread, have smaller heads and far less thread build-up where you don't need it. Using the Ekich bobbins over the years, my tying has evolved from desperation to relaxation. These auto bobbin-machines help you to tie knots (hitches), pinch strands of materials against the hook, & generally allow you to efficiently manage your thread better than any other bobbins I have tried. The auto bobbin allows you to "Un-Tie" a fly too. Those awkward moments when you realize that you have made an error, or the materials are not behaving - are easily remedied using an auto-bobbin. You can unwrap a dozen turns of thread and the bobbin winds it all back on the spool- maintaining tension all the while you rework your fly. No more trying to get your thumb to spin the thread spool from your lap to the vise as you reverse your tying while trying to keep tension - and you know what I mean! This saves so much time!
   The new Type S bobbin is noticeably lighter; yet there is enough mass there to hold a single thread wrap on a feather - hands-off. The threading of the bobbin is easy too, and I find myself rotating the Type S 90 degrees when loading thread. There a few little differences in the way the new bobbin wants to be used. The thread tube has a good flare on the inside end, which aides in threading too. The metallic components are seamlessly integrated into the molded frame of the Type S bobbin. It is very well manufactured. However, the ergonomics of this new bobbin is what truly stands out to me. This new bobbin is incredibly neutral in your hand. You easily forget that you are holding this bobbin. It fits my hand that well, and it is lightweight for a complex machine. So with the superior hand-fit and lighter weight - you tend not to set it down much. If you already tie with an Ekich Auto-bobbin, then you'll love and appreciate the improvements of the new Type S polymer frame design. I'll have to say that if you are considering the move to an auto bobbin - then try this new version. These tools pay for themselves over time; since you waste less thread and tie more flies in a given session at the bench. They bring me joy every time I pick one up. Thank you Faruk for inventing this fine fly tying tool!"

 

 

JOYCE WESTPHAL

USA FLY TYER

Joyce Westphal is a CRNA (certified registered nurse anesthetist) who grew up fishing a small farm pond in South Dakota, USA.

She currently resides in Springville, Utah & learned to tie flies & is learning to flyfish since moving here 24 years ago.

She loves her Provo River which flows at the foot of beautiful Mount Timpanogos.

Joyce's flies

 

"Its holding in place power is awesome..."

"I've been a rotary tier for many years, but not until I used an automatic bobbin was I really happy with the process. I use several bobbins, the Norlander bobbin, which has an automatic clutch, & the Ekich bobbin. I love each for a different reason. The Nor-bobbin has an automatic clutch, but you must respool the thread each time to fill the bobbin.
   Unlike this bobbin, the Ekich bobbin has the distinct advantage that it will take any size standard spool of tying thread without any rewinding. You don't have to buy any extra spools. This is a big plus when one changes thread sizes, colors, & brands as frequently as I do. It will also take a "non-standard" unwaxed silk thread spool which one can buy in any specialty fabric store, & the cost of that real silk is much less when purchased in the fabric store, so you get more thread for the same amount of money.
   I like the feel of the bobbin in my arthritic hands. It is small & concise, threads freely, & is easy to re-thread when you break the thread. I am impressed with the holding power of the bobbin. It doesn't slip or fall to the table when you are tying, & moving it to the tying post & back again is smooth & quick. Its holding in place power is awesome...you don't have to palm the spool as you do with a standard bobbin. This is really appreciated when one has arthritic hands & pressure on the bobbin spool causes pain.
   One does have to lift the bobbin from time to time to let the winder rewind...but only on large flies, & it is so simple to do that one can simply flick their finger, lift the spool off & place it down again taking only a second of time. On small flies, the spring will let you tie an entire fly. And, the good news, when you're done with your fly, all you have to do is quickly lift the spool & the thread won't suck back into the bobbin spigot.
   In short, I have & love this bobbin. It is a great travel bobbin. But be warned. When you do a fly-tying expo & demonstrate rotary tying, be sure & keep it constantly in your hand or pocket of your tying apron. When other people see it, they see its advantages, want one & tend to take it with them."

 

 

JAY SMIT

JVICE INVENTOR
RSA FLY TYER

Jay's website
The Ultimate Bobbin review on Jay's site

 

"...performs superbly."

"After waiting almost 3 weeks, the long awaited parcel finally arrived. I ordered both the Salmon and Trout models with ceramic tips.
   I have been using an automatic bobbin for a few years. They are an invaluable partner to a rotary vice as the thread rewinds to the desired position automatically after being stored on the bobbin rest (or any task that requires a lot of thread between the bobbin and the fly such as hand whip finishing etc). Gone is the tedious task of rewinding the spool by hand.
   There were two major problems with my previous model. Firstly the thread has to be wound onto a special spool for use with the bobbin and the second problem which made it virtually unusable for me (because I love tying with really fine thread 6/0 and thinner) was that when the spring length is exhausted one has to pull more thread off the spool. This requires additional force with a result that the thread often broke at this point. Not Good.
   The Ekich solves both these problems. Firstly it takes standard spools. Just pop them on. Thread the bobbin and you are in business. The perfectly calibrated spring balances the bobbin at any point. Secondly and this is the most important feature is that when the spring reaches the end of its range simply move the thread spool a few mm away from the bobbin body. This action disengages a locking pin allowing the spring to rewind. Then reseat the spool. This operation takes about a second to perform.
   Automatic bobbin's do take a bit of getting used to. The main thing to remember is to re-set the spool before cutting off the thread when the fly is complete as well as resetting it before the spring reaches the end of it's range. Once you get into this habit it is an absolute pleasure to use.
   Fly tying is all about thread control specially when tying in delicate materials and flaring buck tails that need to be tamed. The Ekich Bobbin performs these tasks perfectly. When zero thread tension is required pull away from the hook releasing the desired amount of thread, trap the spool with the 4th and 5th finger and then do that first critical soft wrap. When more thread force is required simply apply additional tension to the spool using the 4th and 5th finger. This control technique can easily be mastered in ones first tying secession.
   The bobbin is very comfortable in the hand because of the wire loop on the open side. See picture above which is the correct grip when tying except that the 4th and 5th fingers would close around the spool to control thread tension.
   Yes this is a pricey item retailing at $90.00 US but if you are a serious fly tyer and own a rotary vice it is a gadget that is invaluable, beautifully crafted and performs superbly. You will never regret this purchase."

 

 

BOB HOBACK

USA FLY TYER

Click on Bob's picture for a look at his tying bench.

 

"The constant smooth thread control is a real dream."

"My comments are truly the way I feel about the Ekich bobbin. It seems like I have always been looking for a better bobbin & I have used all styles. For a number of years I used an automatic bobbin that doesn't have the features of yours, such as the use of standard thread spools.
   My search for the ultimate bobbin has just ended.
   The constant smooth thread control is a real dream. The spool socket that prevents the thread spool hub tangles is a pleasure. The stainless steel tube length on your salmon bobbin seems just about right for all around tying.
   I believe that once a tyer uses the Ekich bobbin, they will never use any other.
   I've attached a photo of me at the tying bench. If you can use my comment or photo to promote your bobbin, feel free to do so. Again, thanks for your help & friendly service."

 

 

DOC WEINER

COMMERCIAL FLY TYER
USA FLY TYER

 

"...essential for speed wrapping."

"I have been using the Fly Tying Enhancements (invented and produced by Faruk Ekich), Automatic Bobbin for five years.
   I am a commercial fly tier, mostly saltwater flies.
   I do a great deal of wrapping of chenille for the body of these flies and I find the Automatic Bobbin essential for speed wrapping.
   I move the bobbin to the post while using my vise to wrap the fly body. The thread then automatically rewinds ready to tie off and for the next step which is usually wrapping a hair wing.
   I tie many dozens of Clousers and other saltwater fly patterns. My Automatic Bobbin makes it easier and faster. I wouldn't tie without it !!!"

 

 

JOHN H. REID

USA FLY TYER

 

"...one well thought out tool."

"This bobbin is one well thought out tool.
   I find that the outstreached wire arrangement enables me to hold it in a most comfortable and helpful position.
   The automatic feature is, of course, the greatest help around. In 20 years of tying flies I am amazed and wondering how I ever got along without it.
   Sometimes, in a rare situation, I find it more convienient to use a conventional bobbin (or use a regular bobbin in conjunction with it), but the Ekich Bobbin is now my basic bobbin.
   I had been looking at another type of automatic bobbin where one has to take all the thread off of it's original spool and put it on a special one made for that bobbin...I am thankful for the alternative to that process made possible by your invention. A satisfied customer."

 

 

DAVID M. DORN

USA FLY TYER

 

"...never have I found it so easy to tie."

"Dear Mr. Ekich, The bobbin arrived yesterday...I just tied a few flies with it.
   There are very few products I have encountered my lifetime that I felt could truly justify their price. Your bobbin certainly does...never have I found it so easy to tie. The whole process seems to just simplify itself with your bobbin. I tried it on both my stationary and rotary vice and the result was equally superb. Every complaint I had with the Nor Vise bobbin you have solved with absolute engineering elegance.
   I will be back for a couple more after the new year. Again, thanks for a perfect product."

 

 

CHRIS WHITLEY

USA FLY TYER

 

"Across the board, it gets an A++"

"Simply Amazing! Over the past two weeks, I have given up tying for the sake of flies, and focused solely on putting my new Ekich Bobbin to the test. Across the board, it gets an A++. Contrary to the information on your website, the learning curve was surprisingly short. Changing of spools is quick and effortless; so, I see little to no need for an arsenal of bobbins. I have tied with "Uni Big Fly" down to 17/0, and the tension has remained perfect and appropriate for the task at hand. The materials have been held firmly in place on the hook without a single broken thread...no more overpowering the thread/bobbin. The rewind function has allowed me to leave or place the bobbin exactly where I want it or need it at all times. I have been able to gracefully back off of materials without losing thread tension or fussing with the bobbin.
   For the first time, I feel that I am using the full potential of my true rotary vise, with better results and at a quicker pace. And, last but not least, it is the most ergonomic bobbin that I have used...great balance and feel.
   You deserve much kudos for such a great design! It is worth every penny, and I will be back soon to get another bobbin for my travel case.
   Keep up the great work."

 

 

FRANK SLAK

USA FLY TYER

 

"...works so smoothly."

"First, it was as well machined as I had anticipated. It is a nice piece of fly-tying equipment and feels good in the tying hand.
   Secondly, it is easier to thread than my other retractable bobbin, and thread changes were very simple.
   The retractable feature of the bobbin works like a charm. I like being able to easily discharge the tension with one hand and resume tying in an instant.
   The ceramic head is smooth as silk.
   I tied more than four dozen flies in the last 10 days withthread ranging from 3/0 to 8/0. None of the thread broke; the tension was always just what was needed.
   I am pleased with my purchase. It is, as you acknowledge, an expensive bobbin, but it is worth the price. I spent at least that much buying extra spools to load with the other bobbin.
   Tying with your bobbin has gotten me more excited about tying because it works so smoothly."

 

 

ROGER SCHAAD

USA FLY TYER

 

What follows is a letter from Roger to his friend Steve

I just got my new fly tying bobbins from Faruk Ekich up in Ottawa, ON Canada. I gave it a work out this morning and that is the premier of all bobbins. You can just take a spool of thread and put it on without any rewinding the thread onto another spool. I takes less then 15 seconds to change one thread spool of one color to another and you are tying again. It is the most marvelous piece of engineering that I have seen in the fly tying business. Quality second to none. You will have to try one to believe it.

 


 

GARY BORGER

USA BLOGGER & TYER

The Ekich bobbin "provides a constant 33 grams of pressure on the thread, allowing me to dress size 28s without worrying about breaking my 17/0 Trico Uni-thread. And boy does that make me happy. Of course one can use the bobbin with all thread sizes, but being able to lay down wrap after wrap of 17/0 with no fear of breakage makes the bobbin worth every penny of its cost. If you tie small stuff, look into this bobbin."
Full review

 

2 SERGEANTS

OBJECTIVE ADVICE

"I really have tested all the fly tying bobbins out there...In the end, after a year of testing, the Ekich Bobbin was undoubtedly the best."
Full review

 

PRESTON QUANG

CAN FLY TYER

"If you tie a lot, a bobbin is a critical tool. In the grand scheme of fly fishing $100 is just a day or two of gas , a guides tip, or whatever. I say splurge and spend the money. You won't regret it."
Full opinion on Spey Pages

 

PASCAL FINGER

CHE FLY TYER

"What makes your bobbin superior to others is the automatic thread rewind function and, even more important to me and less evident, the ergonomics and the thread tension control. Even without the automatic function, the handling is absolutely perfect; the way the bobbin positions in my palm is an absolute joy to tie with."

 
 

JIM STOVALL

USA FLY TYER

"Mr. Ekich, your ultimate fly tying bobbin performs exactly as you described it would. I will be ordering another bobbin in a few weeks for my granddaughter in continuation of the kit I am putting together for her."

 

JOHN MESSENGER

USA FLY TYER

"The trout bobbin I ordered arrived today. I'm amazed how much more precise my tying is after a few minutes with your bobbin. Worth every penny. Thank you sir."

 

PETER OLSSON

SWE FLY TYER

"The bobbin has finally evolved. Really great stuff, Faruk"

 

JOHN DORAN

CAN FLY TYER

"For me, the best feature is the constant tension - laying a thread base on a hook shank by using the rotary feature of my vise and the constant tension of the bobbin leads to a more consistent and even finish."

 
 

CHRIS SKILLEN

GBR FLY TYER

"The bobbin arrived today, Monday 4th March. Tied my first fly (a tenkara snipe and purple) 5 minutes later. Absolutely amazing. I wish I could afford half a dozen. Itís nice not to have to loop the thread around the leg of the bobbin holder to get the correct tension a la Norlander bobbins. Itís very easy to get used to after using Norlander retractables for over 2 years now. I will save up now for a couple more. Beautifully engineered."

 

STEPHEN NEAL

GBR FLY TYER

"Having used your excellent bobbin holder for a couple of weeks I felt I should tell you how pleased I am with it. As a new fly tier I cannot imagine using anything else now. It is an enormous boon to a newcomer like me who is still wrestling with basic techniques. My first efforts with a conventional bobbin holder were frustrating in that I was continuously rewinding having ended up with a very extended thread. Now of course that need has vanished. The bobbin holder is beautifully crafted and a joy to use. Clearly you are a perfectionist engineer - as I can also see from your glorious vice."

 

TIM JOHNSTON

USA FLY TYER

"I learned about your bobbin through the internet. After using it now for a couple of months, I must say that it is the best investment in fly tying that I have made and it is well worth the money. I plan on getting another before next winter."

 

RON KOSHOREK

USA FLY TYER

"I find your bobbin indispensable. All my other bobbins are now permanently spooled with floss and wire. Somewhere during my learning curve I said to myself; WINDOW SHADE. That is what its operation brings to mind."

 
 

LEE GOMOLCHAK

USA FLY TYER

"I have been tying with Norm Norlander's automatic bobbin for some time however I have trouble keeping track of the different threads I'm using since they need to be spooled onto separate spools. I have used yours for a few days and find it a joy to tie with, thank you for a wonderful product."

 

ALEX MEYNINK

AUS FLY TYER

"...The appeal of your bobbin is that it holds standard thread spools and there is no need to wrap the thread around the leg of the bobbin to set the tension like on the Norvise bobbins...I can see my Norvise bobbins being neglected for preference for your bobbin. Your product is far superior in my view.
     Iím sure the lads from my local fly fishing club will be very envious of my new bobbin when we have our next fly tying session."

 

CHRIS PATTERSON

USA FLY TYER

"Now I'm not a pro tier, or even a frequent one, but I really appreciate quality tools that make the experience more pleasurable. In the Ekich Ultimate I now have an auto rewind bobbin that works with me effortlessly. I always feel like it's a bit of a wrestling match with the Nor-Vise bobbin but yours is a pleasure to work with and I can focus on tying instead of controlling the bobbin. Thanks for a wonderful product!"

 

STEPHEN CONNACHER

CAN FLY TYER

"I must note that I made an effort to see what other choices are available to someone seeking the features found in your bobbin holder. Without a doubt, yours stands alone. I will name no names here, but simply say that I am confident that I made the best choice when I ordered the Ekich Bobbin."
Stephen's site: newworldcarp.com

 
 

CHIP CHILDRESS

USA FLY TYER

"Having used your bobbin now for a couple of weeks, I can say without a doubt that yours is superior to any retracting bobbin that I know of on the market. Not having to respool the thread is a great thing. Your bobbin is much more ergonomicly designed than the competitors as well. It is smooth operating and a pleasure to use. I am very pleased with it and will highly recommend it."

 

BRAD NICKEL

AUS FLY TYER

"I wanted to tell you that your bobbin has been an absolute joy to use! It is a phenomenal tool and I wish I had found it years ago...Great tool, very good price in my opinion for such a tool, and exceptional quality. I will definitely be giving it praises to my fellow serious tiers. Nice work and thank you!"

 

UWE HEYK

GER FLY TYER

"After long waiting I have finally tried the bobbin and I'm full with enthusiasm. It's a dream to tie with the Ekich bobbin and the tying is much easier and faster. This bobbin I should have 20 years before.
     I think this is the best available bobbin you can get. I like it very much and it is a pleasure to work with. Sure, it isn't cheap, but it is worth every penny. Thank you for this perfect tool. I will highly recommend it."

 

STEPHEN CONNACHER

YET AGAIN!

"I had the great good fortune to purchase the Ekich Ultimate Bobbin and I find that now I simply cannot tie without it. This is a very well designed and well built tool...Quite honestly, I've tried tying with one of my old bobbins and I just cannot do it anymore."

 
 

WILLIAM T. BLY

USA FLY TYER

"I LOVE it. It was totally worth the $. While I'm not a professional tier, it will still shave time off on each fly. More importantly, I don't have to deal with rewinding the spool each time which is a pain in the butt."

 

DIRK BURTON

USA FLY TYER

"It is precise, easy to use, and eliminates the need to rewind thread onto the spool should you have to unwrap a few turns to make an adjustment to materials on a fly under construction. Dubbing loops are made simply, and it handles a variety of thread sizes gently and with ease."

 

ROY-TORE GJERTSEN

NOR FLY TYER

"I have used my automatic bobbin for about two months now, and I am really impressed. It is a work of art! It works flawlessly and is a delight to work with. I wonder how I managed without it for so long :)
     I had some problems to begin with because I held too much tension on the spool that resulted in thread breakage. But it was two evenings with trial and error, and then everything worked perfectly."

 

NICK DEMARTE

USA FLY TYER

"I picked up the bobbin at the post office on Saturday. It is impressive. Very well made and designed. I could not resist trying it so I tied two small (and very simple) size 20 flies (3x long) and I was pretty well trained in the operation of the bobbin after the first fly. I would say it has a 15 minute learning curve. All I can say is well done! I just can't believe it, it actually does what I always wished a bobbin would do."

 
 

GIAN PAOLO FAVA

NED FLY TYER

"Your bobbin holder is and remains one of those things that makes flytying a pleasure."

 

JIM BERDAN

USA FLY TYER

"I have had the bobbin for about a week now and I really like it. It's easy to use and gives me great thread control. I especially like the fact that it accepts all my thread spools."

 

GARY W. CLARK

USA FLY TYER

"I have never considered fine tools to be an expense, rather they are an asset. Your bobbin will pay for itself many times over just in the joy of using it."

 

STEVE COTTRILL

USA FLY TYER

"The bobbin is everything it is advertised as, and I might add an observation...It's like having an extra set of hands except that these hands operate a LOT smoother than mine."

 
 

FRANK THOMPSON

USA FLY TYER

"Just a note to let you know that I think you make one of the finest bobbin holders made. I currently own over one hundred eighty-five (185+) bobbin holders and yours are as good or better than all the bobbin holders made. Please keep making the great equipment that you make."
Frank's bio
Frank's flies

 

MATT MATSUSHITA

USA FLY TYER

"Thank you for providing the fly tying community with your excellent product."

 

BOB HOBACK

REPEAT CUSTOMER

"I just wanted to let you know I received the bobbin yesterday, Oct 9. In the evening I tied some baetis flies using both bobbins, one of the threads was the 17/0. It is still amazing how smoothly the bobbin handles the small delicate threads. I'm glad you had the desire to develop it."

 

JERRY GRIFFIN

USA FLY TYER

"Not only is it time-consuming and inconvenient to transfer thread from factory to special spools, re-spooling also adds twist to the thread. So I am looking forward to avoiding that problem as well. No re-spooling, no extra cost, and uniform thread flatness and tension are all apparent advantages that your automatic bobbin has over the competition."

 
 

CHARLES KADISH

USA FLY TYER

"I used the bobbin to tie a few simple streamer patterns last night and it worked flawlessly."

 

M.L. JACKSON JR

USA FLY TYER

"I really enjoy all the ways it enhances my flytying."

 

ROBERT COCHRANE

CAN FLY TYER

"Your bobbin works like a dream. I quickly reached a point where
I can't be without my Ekich Bobbin. I'm going to have to order a few more."

 

BOB MEAD

USA FLY TYER

"I've been taking some tying stuff with me to while away the unproductive times on the rivers. I am using your great little bobbin. Getting so I'd rather tie without my thumbs then that little beauty!!!"

 
 

DALE MARION

USA FLY TYER

"When I first saw the picture of the Ekich Bobbin I was impressed with the quality of the design, a machined brass thread hub, anodized aluminum housing, even the lettering on the side of the housing appears as if it where laser etched. And, it was an automatic bobbin that uses standard spools. How could I lose, I decided to buy one and try it out."

 

W.G. MILLER

USA FLY TYER

"You probably hear this a lot, but thanks for still making a quality product in this day of mass-produced junk."

 

PEIJE VERHOEFF

NED FLY TYER

"I received the bobbins yesterday and immediately tried them out. They are really excellent. Great feature to be able to shorten the thread with only one hand and what an fine weight they have of their own: masterpieces!"

 

HENK VERHAAR

NED FLY TYER

"...not least the fact that it takes standard bobbins make this an expensive tool that is worth every penny."

 
 

CASEY PELTIER

USA FLY TYER

"I still love mine more and more each time I tie. Latest discovery: I can release the tension halfway through a large fly and still keep accuracy at a maximum."

 

TOM HEMBREE

CAN FLY TYER

"I finally got a chance to try my new bobbin. What a pleasant surprise. It fits naturally in the hand and is very comfortable. Tension and rewind is great. I am most pleased and would recommend it to anyone."

 

ERIC AUSTIN

USA FLY TYER

"Now that I'm completely used to the bobbin, it's ruined me for the conventional ones that I normally use."

 

ERNIE KALWA

CAN FLY TYER

"Just thought I'd drop you a line to say I'm really enjoying the Bobbin! It took a few days of getting used to it, but it really speeds up fly-tying for me. I like the spring retrieve when half-hitching & whip-finishing."
Ernie was a member of the 2007 Canadian Fly Fishing Team - F.E.



 
 

RAY TAYLOR

USA FLY TYER

"Your bobbin is the best $100 that I've ever spent on my fly tying equipment. My old bobbins were good but this one is a step change improvement. The operation is very intuitive and the only thing I have to do is remind myself to re-set the bobbin prior to snipping the thread."

 

BILL MILLER

USA FLY TYER

"...both bobbins are well designed and constructed and a pleasure to use. They are a great tool for any fly tier to have who appreciates using the best."

 

ROBERT STRAHL

NZL FLY TYER

"I'm happy to say that your bobbin has arrived safe and sound in New Zealand. My post woman brought it to the door because she thought it might be something special, she was right! Thank you very much. What a truly remarkable tool. Your customer service is fantastic as well."

 

ROB SEATON

CAN FLY TYER

"Fly tying with the Ekich bobbin provides the ultimate in thread control. Thread control is essential in the mechanics of tying a fly to perfection. The Ekich bobbin performs beautifully in conjunction with a rotary vise for precise thread wrapping and control no matter what the size or pattern of fly. I have been tying flies for 40 years and used a wide spectrum of bobbins, including automatic bobbins. I now use exclusively the Ekich S bobbin and the A series salmon bobbin. Fly tying as those who are passionate about the hobby and art form will appreciate the ergonomics and superb function that the Ekich bobbin provides. Simply stated, the Ekich bobbin makes fly tying FUN."



 
 

MARK PATENAUDE

USA FLY TYER

"Thank you Mr. Ekich. Your bobbins are wonderful. I have 20 others just sitting on their rack while your two are working very hard indeed. Thank you for such an excellent product!!!"

 

ERIC LANEL

USA FLY TYER

"Just tied a few Trico's on size 20/22. Typically I do not love tying these flies as they are simple yet a pain. I LOVE YOUR BOBBIN! The control I have with it is amazing! You have done a really good job with this and I thank you.

 

CLAUDIO ARCARI

CDN FLY TYER

"Hello Mr. Ekich, I'll try to keep this short...your bobbin is BRILLIANT"