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a thread on thread

Post by ted patlen » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:18 am

so,

what thread do you use, like, hate?

personally, 6/0 white danville does everything for me from salt water flies, full dress salmon, down to about #20 trout...smaller than that is 8/0.

brands don't really matter as long as the thread is not slick and will tie in flat. i do not like mono or anything like that.

do like to use that 14/0 thread from the uk, forget the name but it seems to unravel all the time and i wind up throwing a birds nest away...

yo

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Re: a thread on thread

Post by Joe Fox » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:06 pm

About 90% of my tying is with white Uni 8/0, with our special wax. I also like Uni Cord when I want something very strong.
I hate slick threads, things just tend to come undone.

Joe

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Re: a thread on thread

Post by Soft-hackle » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:20 pm

Hi Ted,
I like Uni 8/0 as well. It does a great job for the majority of my tying. I have also started using Pearsall's for some of my wingless wets. I don't seen to have the problem Joe does.

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Re: a thread on thread

Post by ewpeper » Tue May 05, 2009 8:48 am

I used the Danville (Herb Howard) Flymaster for years (about 30), but about 3-4 months ago shifted over to Benecchi 12/0. It was a revelation in terms of strength and compactness.

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Re: a thread on thread

Post by narcodog » Tue May 05, 2009 8:56 am

For my wingless wets and flymphs I use Pearall's for most other I use Uni. Although if I am splitting thread I like Gudebrod and Bennechi, which I don't do often.

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Re: a thread on thread

Post by ted patlen » Tue May 05, 2009 10:24 am

yo narc..

splitting thread? i haven't heard that expression...just what do you mean?


yo

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Re: a thread on thread

Post by PMCCARDELL » Tue May 05, 2009 9:27 pm

I use pearsalls for wets and nymphs 8/0 uni drys. I am waiting for some benecchi 12/0 that i ordered it is suposed to be as strong as 6/0. I'll let you no how it is.

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Re: a thread on thread

Post by narcodog » Tue May 05, 2009 10:12 pm

ted patlen wrote:yo narc..

splitting thread? i haven't heard that expression...just what do you mean?


yo
Splitting thread is used to make hair hackles or other material. What you do is unwrap the twisted thread. Insert a sharp bobbin then insert the material in the split thread then spin the thread, then wrap the material to make the body or hackle.

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Re: a thread on thread

Post by ted patlen » Tue May 05, 2009 11:00 pm

narco,

okay , i saw that once and didn't remember it...

seems to be overkill for small flies (i assume that technique is for smaller flies)

cool

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Re: a thread on thread

Post by narcodog » Tue May 05, 2009 11:43 pm

I just used it on 14 s/h's and using the right hair you I suppose you could go to 18. I used Pine Squirrel. If you tie s/h's and you want a very sparsely dubbed body you can use it there.

If you go to the flymph forum there are several examples posted by Han's and Mike C

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