Merco Products: Rite Bobbins
Cermag Bobbin Mag Bobbin
Shorty Bobbin Standard Bobbin
You’ve never used a fly tying bobbin until you’ve put your hands on a Rite™ Bobbin. Within the first few wraps, you’ll more than notice the difference between these wildly innovative bobbins and the old standard at the bottom of your fly tying tool kit. Hell, these bobbins were designed by a German engineer and should be considered nothing less than the BMW of fly tying bobbins.
So what makes these bobbins so special? Well, for one, the raw materials from which they are constructed are simply the best available. If you’re not convinced, just think about this fact: Merco Products actually sells the ceramic inserts used in Rite™ Bobbins to competitors because they can’t find quality ceramic from anyone but Merco. Beyond the materials put to use in these fantastic fly tying tools, their innovative design solidifies their place at the head of the fly tying tools market. Rite™ Bobbins are not only ergonomically shaped, they actually sport an indexed and fully adjustable “drag system” that applies just the right amount of tension to your thread when you need it, and at lower drag settings, you can add instantaneous thread tension by simply squeezing the spool carrier in the palm of your hand. This is quite simply an astounding development in the fly tying world and is probably the most noticeable aspect of these tremendous bobbins.
The Cermag Rite™ Bobbin is perfect for fly tying situations where a little extra leverage and lots of thread tension are the ingredients to success. This fantastic fly tying bobbin boasts surgical grade steel components and a monster click drag system that applies 2-16 ounces of thread tension to any of your standard spooled products. The Cermag Rite™ Bobbin should be your go-to bobbin choice when spinning deer hair, locking down large stacks of elk hair, and spinning ram’s wool. The extra length of this bobbin’s 2 ½” ceramic insert makes it excellent for tying streamer patterns on longer fly tying hooks.
The Mag Rite™ Bobbin is built for saltwater fly tying. This bullet proof bobbin is perfect for fly tying situations where leverage, a ton of thread tension, and precision wraps are the keys to good flies. This fantastic fly tying bobbin boasts a 3” long surgical grade steel tube with a diameter large enough to accommodate thick spooled materials like yarn. The monster click drag system smoothly and reputably applies 2-16 ounces of thread tension to any of your standard spooled products so you’ll never slip up. The Mag Rite™ Bobbin should be your exclusive bobbin choice when sitting down to cook up some saltwater flies for your next trip to the flats or blue water! Finally, it’s well worth noting that this bobbin has quickly gained a solid following among rod builders for its ease of use when working with Guidebrod Rod thread and Dynacord products.
At one full inch shorter than the Standard Rite™ Bobbin, the Rite™ Bobbin Shorty Fly Tying Bobbin from Merco Products is the smaller sibling of the most versatile fly tying bobbin on the market today. It’s got a top quality ceramic thread tube, and the indexed click drag adjustment that’s made these fly tying tools famous in fly tying and fishing communities across the world. Try this bobbin out in just about any fly tying situation you can dream up, and really get a feel for the Rite™ Bobbin difference. The Shorty is the answer if you’re looking to construct perfect midge patterns, teeny tiny dry flies, and little bitty nymphs.
The Rite™ Bobbin Standard Fly Tying Bobbin from Merco Products is the most versatile fly tying bobbin on the market today. It’s got a top quality ceramic thread tube, and the indexed click drag adjustment that’s made these fly tying tools famous in fly tying and fishing communities across the world. Try this bobbin out in just about any fly tying situation you can dream up, and really get a feel for the Rite™ Bobbin difference.
The Rite™ Bobbin: A Whole New Bobbin
Every once in a while a product is developed that not only changes the paradigm, but when Bill Merg introduced the first Rite™ Bobbin for fly tying in 1993 from his post in Sunnyvale, CA, the paradigm was literally shot out of the sky. Bill’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering and experience as a master fly tyer came together in a burst of creativity and ultimately produced a revolutionary tool for fly tyers across the globe. With help from his wife Eva, Bill Merg perfected his design and built a successful business in manufacturing and distributing the most advanced fly tying bobbins the world has ever seen.
Since July, 2006, Lyle Graff has taken over the business and has continued to grow and nurture its success by expanding the line of bobbins and marketing them to the world via the internet, all from the beautiful town of Nye, Montana. These unique bobbins have gained a massive cult following across the planet and there’s most definitely truth in the Rite™ Bobbin motto: “Only a spider has better thread control.”