For an inexpensive bobbin threader, visit your
local drug store and buy a box of "floss threaders."
They will be with the dental floss.
My supply came in a clear plastic box that held
many more than I could lose in a year. These blue
plastic loops are stiff enough to slide easily
through the bobbin tube and the large loop is
almost the size of a quarter – easy for any of
us to get the thread through.
To use the threader, slide the closed end of the
threader (about 1.5 to 2 inches long) into the
bobbin tube, put the thread end into the large
loop, and slide the threader out the end of the
bobbin tube. The bobbin is threaded and the
plastic threader will not mar the porcelain
lining of the tubes! For easy access, I store
my threader around my head cement bottle in my
tool caddy. It's easy to grab and out of harm's
This tip came from one of my earliest fly tying
classes in Kalamazoo, Michigan. ~ Aggie Fly Girl
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