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OH NO.....NO THREAD!!!!!!


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#1 Big Daddy Hubbard

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 03:19 PM

Ever been at the bench and have your heart set on a particular pattern, and have your tying dreams shattered because you don't have the right colored thread? Never fear, try this simple and money saving tip.....


Buy at least one spool of white thread in all of your favorite sizes. White thread can be easily colored with permanant or pantone pens to match any color you would want or need. i know a few tiers who buy only white thread and color it in this manner as they need it. Saves a lot of frustration and money in the long run......


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#2 luvinbluegills

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 03:33 PM

I have the entire line of Orvis markers, 4 spools of white thread from 8/0 to 3, and I never thought of that... wallbash.gif
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#3 Big Daddy Hubbard

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 03:36 PM

yep, LB, nice little tip....I use white thread almost exclusively so I don't have to keep reloading my bobbin....works great and saves a few minutes at the bench as well!

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 08:36 PM

It's always the simple things that make you feel stupid. crazy.gif Great idea! thumbsup.gif
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#5 Big Daddy Hubbard

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 09:04 PM

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#6 Manny A

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 11:40 PM

huh.gif wallbash.gif BDH Your'e the Man!
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#7 Big Daddy Hubbard

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 12:22 AM

nah, but I'm gettin' closer!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

#8 J. Johnson

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 08:30 AM

Damn good tip !

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#9 ashley

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 06:50 PM

Love this idea.One advantage is that on some patterns you can start with one colour and change it for another part of the fly.Saves having to change threads half way through the fly.

#10 Big Daddy Hubbard

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 07:02 PM

exactly, Ashley...that's what I like about it as well