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Clear Mono as a tying thread?
Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:27 AM
My first reaction is that this is a special mono specifically for tying.
Is this the case or will any mono do? If so, is there a specific brand or pound test that works well?
I'm wanting to tie streamers for bass.
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 12:35 PM
Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:02 PM
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:19 PM
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:20 PM
Uni-thread clear mono tying thread is typically used in tying "Puglisi baitfish" type patterns.
The advantage is that the thread is transparent and does not over shadow any of the colors in a particular pattern and is thus "invisible."
I saw Jay "Fishy" Fullum use it at a fly tying show and he used it so he could change from tying one pattern to another without having to switch thread colors.
I use it for my "Puglisi baitfish" patterns and it works quite well for that.
It streches considerably and takes a few more winds to get it to initially stay on a hook but, that said it seems fairly strong.
I've heard of people using mono sewing thread which is a little cheaper but I haven't used an entire spool of clear uni thread to find the need to test the clear sewing thread yet.
Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:25 PM
Posted 25 December 2009 - 06:34 PM
Some good replies. May I make a suggestion... make sure to coat your head with either nail polish or epoxy.
Posted 25 December 2009 - 07:41 PM
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