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DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss v DMC Wool Yarn

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I like em. You tying the floss in with tying thread or just use the floss in the spool as if it were a tying thread body?

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Noah,

 

I like em. Amazing how effective such a simple fly is.

 

Chug,

 

When I tie midges like Noah posted I use 10/0 thread to start. Once I have the floss tied in I finish with the floss. Just a couple of half hitches is all that is needed.

 

If you put the half hitch between the shank and the point, you trim a tag about a gap width. Then fluff it up for a beard.

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I like em. You tying the floss in with tying thread or just use the floss in the spool as if it were a tying thread body?

I'm tying in with 8/0. I think the bodies would be too bulky on the smaller sizes to just use the floss. If they are uni color I'll half hitch as rstraight indicated. I spool the satin for larger hooks on feather wings and salmon flies. Too much trouble on small stuff, plus it's easier to tighten up or flatten out single strands by hand.

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I like em. You tying the floss in with tying thread or just use the floss in the spool as if it were a tying thread body?

I'm tying in with 8/0. I think the bodies would be too bulky on the smaller sizes to just use the floss. If they are uni color I'll half hitch as rstraight indicated. I spool the satin for larger hooks on feather wings and salmon flies. Too much trouble on small stuff, plus it's easier to tighten up or flatten out single strands by hand.

 

So you are using the satin/rayon embroidery floss rather than cotton?

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I like em. You tying the floss in with tying thread or just use the floss in the spool as if it were a tying thread body?

I'm tying in with 8/0. I think the bodies would be too bulky on the smaller sizes to just use the floss. If they are uni color I'll half hitch as rstraight indicated. I spool the satin for larger hooks on feather wings and salmon flies. Too much trouble on small stuff, plus it's easier to tighten up or flatten out single strands by hand.

 

So you are using the satin/rayon embroidery floss rather than cotton?

 

tjm, I use both, (metallic floss too). It depends on what I'm going for.

Below are satin (right), and cotton (center) tied on the same hook under the same light. In the big shot cotton on the right, satin on the left. All wraps are of two strands, different coverage Green- tied in wrapped forward, Yellow tied in wrapped forward, back, and forward, and Red tied in forward, wrapped backed and then forward (if that makes sense)

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