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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