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#1 prairiedrifter

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:21 AM

 I currently use Uni 8/0 but was looking for something smaller. What are some smaller threads you use?



#2 flytire

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:31 AM

veevus 12/0

 

super strong

 

lays flat when you want it to and for less build up

 

can be split for the split thread dubbing technique


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#3 mikechell

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:08 PM

I watched a guy, at a D.Ri.F.T. meeting in Illinois, splitting a fine thread into individual fibers and winding them on spools.  I asked him what he was doing.  (I don't think I used family friendly language, if you know what I mean)

 

Turns out, he was getting ready to tie up some 28s and 26s.  He wanted finer thread than he could find for sale anywhere.

 

Not saying you should do this ... just suggesting.


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#4 deaddrifter

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:48 PM

Veevus, Gordon Griffith's 14/0.  I've found both to be very strong and great for really small patterns.



#5 Mogup

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:41 PM

Veevus, Gordon Griffith's 14/0.  I've found both to be very strong and great for really small patterns.


I like that Gordon Griffin thread deaddrifter. It's not my only thread but I do enjoy tying with it.

#6 phg

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:15 PM

Hook & Hackle sells a 12/0 Euro Thread that is similar to Veevus.  I have also gotten some 12/0 from Orvis.

 

That said, I use Veevus 12/0 for my small flies.  I get it from Golden Rule Fly Shop at one of the shows I attend.



#7 Bruce Derington

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:26 PM

UTC 70 denier



#8 Mogup

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:33 PM

UTC 70 denier


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#9 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:41 PM

17/0 trico from uni