Monday, September 17, 2007

Johnnos Friday Whatisit


What are these and what are they used for...The lighter is only there to give you a size
Answer....They are Fly-Tying Bobbins.

The 'clamps' loosely hold a spool of (cotton, metal, nylon, etc.) thread or wire. The thread goes through the hollow single tube end. It's held by the thickest part (chrome on one, brass on the other) simular to a pencil or pen, and used to easily wrap thread on the fly.

23 comments:

Patty said...

Something surgical, to hold something in place? Clamps?

Patty said...

(and btw..not half as much fun when I don't nag you!)rofmlao

Johnno said...

something to hold something..yes...but what

btw.....I am used to nagging

Anonymous said...

Tools for the Dentist

Johnno said...

no not the dentist.....\

hint...think....ummmmm.....sport

Team Gherkin said...

Nasal cavity thingie? [at a rough guess]
Cyalayta
Mal :)

Johnno said...

No Mal, nothing to do with noses...lol

Johnno said...

Hint...ummmm...think water sports

Sue said...

For measuring small objects.

Oh, and women don't nag, they suggest.

Sue said...

thermometer type thingy.

Sue said...

Some type of sensor.

Team Gherkin said...

well... you got me! o.O heh heh
Cyalayta
Mal :)

Johnno said...

ok.....think fishing

Johnno said...

and Sue.....they nag the suggestion

eamonn said...

measuring sea horses!!!!!!

Sue said...

Are they weights.

Johnno said...

ok...times up...my last hint...Think fly fishing

Patty said...

We all give up, what is it?

Johnno said...

They are Fly-Tying Bobbins.

The 'clamps' loosely hold a spool of (cotton, metal, nylon, etc.) thread or wire. The thread goes through the hollow single tube end. It's held by the thickest part (chrome on one, brass on the other) simular to a pencil or pen, and used to easily wrap thread on the fly.

D.F. Duck said...

Are they mind probes?

Patty said...

ah, blimey, how am I supposed to know that? *hits JOhnno. I knew that the thingy slid down, and I knew that it clamped something, but fly bobbins? *hits Johnno again for good measure, lol.

dieter said...

Well Patty I hope you hit him good lol I know you explained it Johnno but I still don't get it, Why would you fish for flies, we use Mortein down here.

eamonn said...

affs!!!!!never in a million years