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#1 Fishigan


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Posted 14 December 2004 - 05:17 PM

I'm in the market to get some more thread and I was wondering what the preferred thread was. I figured these were the 4 most common.

#2 steeldrifter


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Posted 14 December 2004 - 05:44 PM

UNI...not for any real solid reason, just what the fly shop has and I have been happy with.


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Posted 14 December 2004 - 06:13 PM

UNI.., is the best ones

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 07:01 PM

Of all the madjor tying threads out there that ive used, uni gets my vote.

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 07:22 PM

I prefer Danville Flymaster, I have other threads but don't use them.
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 08:39 PM

For all of my general tying it's Uni for me also. I seem to have a better feel for how much tension I can put on it. I like the way Gudebrod lays but I have a tendancy to break it MUCH more often. For tiny little stuff I use Benechi for 12/0.
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 08:57 PM

hey guy's ! the company Uni is from here, Quebec not so far from home ! see their web site if you want. Jean guy Coté, the owner have make some great flies .
If you remember blink.gif when i present myself some weeks ago, i twas talking about a great flie here for trout: it was him who create it. the name of this flie is this one ANDREA here the flie below. This creation have make several catch since he create it ....around 2002. it's a good idea to have it in flie box whit ourself ! user posted image

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 09:39 PM

I us Danville just because it is what the fly shop carries. I use kevlar for my glow bugs.

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 09:53 PM

Danville mono. I prefer to tie with monofilament because it is clear . the fly shop around here carries others but I like the danville best because I am used to it and know how much tension I can put on it without breaking it
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 09:56 PM

I use good old American made Guidebrod from our good friends in Pottstown, PA.

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#12 Graham


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Posted 14 December 2004 - 10:04 PM

I really didn't know until I just looked at my spools. Majority are Uni about some are Danville, but I noticed the newer spools of yellow and white thread are Orvis. We have a new (1 yr old now) Orvis store in Pasadena. Great place to send people Christmas shopping.

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 10:17 PM

Danville Flymaster 6/0 waxed for size 16 and smaller. I like it a lot for tying small patterns, very little bulk, lays down flat, and seems to bind things to the hook well (tends to "grab" materials and hold them in place). Very pleased with how this thread performs.

I use Uni 8/0 and 6/0 for the bigger bugs, and for weaving bodies on the small flies.
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#14 Fishigan


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Posted 15 December 2004 - 05:15 AM

In searching for the next thread to buy, I came across this. Pretty good info. Thanks for participating. Myself I have some uni and some danville but not nearly enough of either.

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 07:35 AM

Excellent link Fishigan, Thanks. By the way I use Uni 8/0 for nearly all the trout flies I tie. The rest, well what ever I have available. James