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FlorentineJohn

Best thread for small Elk Hair Caddis, Comparaduns & Stimulators?

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the bobbin holder could also be the problem for breaking thread

not just the kind or size of thread. it doesnt break itself

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Thanks everyone!

It sounds like the problem is not the thread (polyester UNI 8/0) but poor fly tying skills on my part! I am going to try to tie with nylon thread so that I can feel the stretch, and get a spool of 50 denier GSP thread (Veevus or Semperfli Nano Silk) to see what that feels like.

Thanks again!!

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Also check to see if you're nicking the thread with the hook point.  Getting too close to the hook point and cutting the thread was the reason I broke threads, and I don't think I am alone in that.

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6 hours ago, FlorentineJohn said:

Thanks everyone!

It sounds like the problem is not the thread (polyester UNI 8/0) but poor fly tying skills on my part! I am going to try to tie with nylon thread so that I can feel the stretch, and get a spool of 50 denier GSP thread (Veevus or Semperfli Nano Silk) to see what that feels like.

Thanks again!!

But keep working with the Uni also. technique improvement is always a good thing.

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