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How many spools of thread do you own?

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#16 Poopdeck


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 09:12 AM

Just counted mine. There seems to be 40 but there's about four doubles. I tie trout flies, bass flies, saltwater flies, saltwater teasers and bucktails from an 1/8 once up to 6 ounces. If I were to tie just one fishing style I could use less then ten since thread is more of a preference then a integral part of a fly recipe.

#17 Jokey


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 09:44 AM

Can't count that high




#18 RCFetter


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 09:55 AM

Been tying for a little over two years and have 27 spools so far.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 10:44 AM


#20 troutguy


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 11:49 AM

None of your freakin business! What are you my wife?


Sorry, that was just programmed in........

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#21 Idaho RC

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 01:15 PM

None of your freakin business! What are you my wife?


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#22 longrodder



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 02:13 PM

Well I don't know how many I have, but apparently not enough.  Its cicada pattern time and I was just looking for UTC 140 orange.  none...

I have a sewing rack that has about 40 pegs on it and two spools per peg.  Its full and I have about 10 more in a drawer.  This is including all the wire spools also.  


...but no 140 orange 

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#23 zip


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 02:20 PM

Lol I have 73!Knew I had a bunch but never counted before this!
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#24 RickZieger


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 03:07 PM

I had to count.  I have 76.  Tied at a show  several years ago here we were given gift bags from a supplier.

Many folks did not want to use the thread that was included.  I took it so I don't have to buy for a while yet.



#25 Meeshka


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 03:45 PM

More than 72, one "spool safe" full and working on a second

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 03:56 PM

Somewhere around 600+...




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#27 Adam Saarinen

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 04:01 PM

600+? Cool!😎

#28 GC59


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 04:21 PM

68 spools of thread, please no one ask how many flies.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:34 PM

I'm slakin' I only have 43. But 13 of them are pre loaded on bobbins.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:54 PM

Just don't go there! I've maybe 150 open spools, but whenever I can I buy them by the dozen. I'd say for half the number of spools I have open, I've anything from 1 to 12 full spools. Some of those "spools" are 15 000 meter spools. Living here things like thread have to come mail order. I don't want to run out of a thread part way through an order.



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