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What brand of tying thread do you use?


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Poll: What brand of tying thread do you use?

What is your standard brand of thread?

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#1 Gustav F.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:47 PM

Nowadays I use mainly Bennechi. I like it because it's thin, not very elastic and it's strong.

Benecchi is my standard thread but when I need a very thin thread I use UNI trico 17/0 and whenever very strong thread is required I use Roman Mosers power silk. I like the trico because it's inexpensive and, well, thin tongue.gif The power silk is a little pricy but it's not really that much money compared to the costs of the hook. At least it is strong as hell.
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#2 tidewaterfly

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:32 PM

Danville. I've tried Uni, Bennechi, Pearsalls, and some others, but never saw the need to change from Danville. I started with Danville, many, many years ago, and I rarely tie anything smaller than a size 14, and even then I don't tie small flies all that often, so just don't need the finer threads these other companies offer. Danville products have worked fine for me all these years, so I see no need to switch.

#3 Wellman

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:42 PM

I use Uni mostly and Danville 0/3 monocord for tying. I like the Uni 0/8 and 0/6 for everything I tie, and the Monocord I use for spinning deer hair and for some small trout flies.

You might want to add UTC thread as that one of the major thread companys.


#4 Denis Lamy

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:46 PM

Mostly UNI, but I use others when UNI does not have the colour or the size I need for a pattern.
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#5 Arkansas Mike

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:52 PM

UTC, 90% of the time. And Danville 6/0.



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Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:59 PM

I'm probably a toss between Danville and Uni. I voted Danville just because I think it's probably a little more versatile in that I can either twist or flatten it. But the Uni comes out just about as much.

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#7 David Legg

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 03:01 PM

I spend more time with Uni on the bobbin than any other, but I use several brands. I have quite a bit of Danville and UTC. I have a few older ones too.
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 03:05 PM

I voted other because UTC is not listed and that is my primary thread. But .. I also have UNI, Pearsalls, Gudebrod, Coats & Clark and a few others. I tie a bunch of Zebra midges and really like the UTC for them.


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#9 Gustav F.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 03:08 PM

Thanks for reminding me of UTC. Myself I have never had any contact with that brand so I forgot to add it as a choice in the poll.
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#10 Stippled Popper

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 07:15 PM

In order of use - Uni, Danville, UTC

Uni mostly in 8/0

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 07:36 PM

Danville's Flymaster and some UTC. I don't like Uni because it won't flatten. Lagartun is nice but @ $4.50 per roll it isn't that nice.
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#12 carlp5351

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 07:45 PM

I voted other because I use almost all of them. Each has there own different properties and I use them in different situations. I do not use just one certain brand of thread.



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#13 JSzymczyk

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 07:53 PM

most often Danville 6/0 waxed, Danville 3/0 monocord for some larger things such as saltwater flies and foam bugs and giant woolly buggers, and of course GSP for spinning deer hair but I forget what company's sticker is on it. I've tried Uni threads but just don't prefer them over Danville. Uni does offer some colors (Purple) that Danville does not.

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#14 Wellman

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 07:56 PM

QUOTE (JSzymczyk @ Jan 31 2010, 08:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
of course GSP for spinning deer hair but I forget what company's sticker is on it.


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#15 FishAholic85

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:37 PM

Danville is what I prefer to use.
But I also use:
- UNI
- UTC
- Bennechi
- GSP either from UTC or my fishing rod. rolleyes.gif
- Mono in various tests.

Pretty much what ever is available.
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