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Tying Thread

Postby lwflyrod » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:59 pm

What Threads do you all use? Reccomend? Prefer?
for the salt patterns.
I have been using some danville 6/0 but it keeps breaking on me and getting a bit frustrated. Probably because I'm catching the hook tip but still is frustrating.
Any help would be appreciated
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Re: Tying Thread

Postby meatstick » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:18 pm

Lee, nice to have a post in the SW "Tying" section.

I use .006 clear mono a lot. Also 210 denier Danville flat waxed nylon. Also Gudebrod size "A" nylon guide wrapping thread. The mono gets used often because I like the colors of the underlying materials to show thru on head wraps and it stays clear when coated with CCG or epoxy. For me, mono is a must for flies like surf candies.

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Re: Tying Thread

Postby kendalloz » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:54 pm

mono, flat waxed nylon, and kevlar

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Re: Tying Thread

Postby meatstick » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:01 pm

ooh, right ... thanks Kendall, I forgot about kevlar.

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Re: Tying Thread

Postby Emerson » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:17 pm

and ditto about those...

70% mono, 20% flat waxed nylon and 10% either kevlar or G...a super strong mono. The super strong stuff is great for spinning deer hair for bass bugs. I also use mono for wooly buggers!
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Re: Tying Thread

Postby mb82 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:37 pm

G or flat waxed.
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Re: Tying Thread

Postby lwflyrod » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:55 pm

Thanks, for the info...
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Re: Tying Thread

Postby toddkfly » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:28 am

What bugs you working on Lee? I am with the others, Flat waxed, mono, and kevlar. Did try some 140 Ultrathread for shad flies this year and liked it alot.

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Re: Tying Thread

Postby bhorsley » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:37 pm

80% flat waxed and 20% mono--at Harkers and Clear Cure Goo flys--100% mono
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