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We are making a high quality carbon fiber and aluminum fly tying bobbin for the modern fly tyer and flysfisherman.
We are making a high quality carbon fiber and aluminum fly tying bobbin for the modern fly tyer and flysfisherman.
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These last 6 months we have been thinking about a new breed of fly tying bobbin, what to do and how to do it. Making it simple yet high tech, my friend Stefan  prototyping small parts on the lathe to se if they work together and consequently making blueprints. so we came up with an bobbin thats:

- Hard anodized surface in four colors, orange, purple, black and lime green

-all aluminum and carbon fiber construction

-xl ceramic insert with bigger inner diameter thats suited for thicker threads as well and easier to thread

-adjustable tube that can be dialed in according to preferances and even swapped if the accident shows its ugly face

-oversised simple brake system

- and a big sturdy 6mm axel to give the ruggedness needed for those that tie bigger flies.

sadly its hard to show a finished prototype, as the carbon fiber is moulded and can only be ordered in batches of 200.

unlike many other kickstarters thye hurdles on this one are small and easy to overcome. Metal and carbonfiber are not materials that can couse to much trouble in production. and production facilities are already chosen and waiting for the order, the final piece of this puzzle is funding. so the hurdles might come, but they will be small and already planned for.

Ive been a proffessional fly tyer for years and i feel that contributing to the society of flyfishing and leaving a mark is something i want to do, leave a legacy, and with that legacy leave the feeling among the backers that without you this would not be possible.

Risks and challenges

many kickstarters have risks and challanges, weather it be books or electronics. the great thing about purely mechanical "inventions" is that you can prepare for them, both in the design stage and in the practical stage. all the blueprints are done and checked,costs are checked out, no other projects behind us that we are waiting to do. we are a fresh small busniess with the world ahead of us.

WE are really keeping tabs on all of it the only thing that can prolong delivery by a week or three is if the factories take a little longer to make the parts but other than that we are golden.

buit we will keep you up to date of the whole process =o)

best regards Ilias & Molly

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    Swag it up

    For helping us along with this little venture of ours we will send you a cool set of stickers to put on your car, stripping basket or arch enemies flyfishing belongings.

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    Supercharge us with some coffie

    Being swedes, we drink alot of coffie, wanna do a good deed? send some coffie our way so we can work through this project to Bring you guys the greatest bobbin in the world (according to us that is) =o)

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    To little swag for ya?

    Maybe a nice t-shirt will help you look awesome on the waters while fighting those fish?, We think so! Grab one and help us out!

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    One Apex Predator Bobbin Stealth

    One predator bobbin in the colour Stealth (black)

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    -Adjustable Ceramic XL tube
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    One Apex Predator Bobbin Orange

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    One Apex Predator Bobbin Purple

    One predator bobbin in the colour Swedish Blue (purple)

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    One Apex Predator Bobbin Lime green

    One predator bobbin in the colour Esox (lime green)
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    Two Apex Predator Bobbins of your choice

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    4 Apex Predator Bobbins of your choice

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    Retail deal: buy 10 get 5 for free

    To even out the wholesale vs retail cost here is a deal for all you guys sporting shops. colors of your choice

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    Pledge SEK 50,000 or more About $5,098

    Ultimate backer deal

    Get a set of bobbins, t-shirts, flies, stickers and come join us for 5 days of searun pike fishing, wading the islands of the southern archipelago of sweden, as well as us going down on our knees and in the best waynes worlk fasion decree for 30 seconds that we are not worthy

    -bobbins
    -swag
    -flight
    -food

    and a bunch of very thankful people there to give you a great stay =o)

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