Re: Beginner nibs problems
Another consideration is the ink you are using. For a long time I was frustrated by nibs that wouldn't flow at all, or flowed too much. I tried to fix it by changing reservoirs, when in fact, all I needed was the correct ink. In my opinion, if you're learning to use a dip pen, you should probably start with an ink like Higgins Eternal. It's a pretty easy ink to use with lots of different nibs.
If you find your ink globbing down, try a different ink, or put a little bit in a shot glass or other dish and try watering it down bit by bit. These little changes in your ink will really change how a nib works.