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How long is a spool?


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#1 FlyTieDad

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

Does anyone know how long a spool of UTC Ultra wire is?

 

I've looked around several websites and I can't seem to find the answer.

 

Most treads tell you but I can't find it for wire.

 

Thanks,

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#2 Bugsy

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

Wapsi better know!

 

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#3 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:11 PM

30 yards  for medium


"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson

 

There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929

 


 

 

 


#4 Crackaig

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

About 1/10 th what it should be for the money!

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#5 flytire

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:05 AM

12 yards for small

 

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#6 Ugly Bob

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

Never enough!


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#7 SilverCreek

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:55 PM

No colors but you can get a lifetime supply by buying commercially. Coke can for scale.

 

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#8 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

now thats a lifetime worth for 10 tiers


"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson

 

There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929

 


 

 

 


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:22 PM

You can get colors also, try the big auction site under "magnet wire" .  Comes in different gauges also, not quite the color selection of ultrawire but cheaper if you need alot



#10 mikechell

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

Does anyone know how long a spool of UTC Ultra wire is?

 

I've looked around several websites and I can't seem to find the answer.

 

Most treads tell you but I can't find it for wire.

 

Thanks,

FlyTieDad

I just measured mine ... although it's not UTC wire, I am assuming the spool is close to the same.  Mine is 1.25 inches long from end to end.  If you need the diameter too, it's approximately 0.75 inches in diameter.  I couldn't get that measurement accurately, as the wire is in the way.


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#11 Crackaig

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:30 AM

For coloured copper wire take a look at the beading suppliers. I use them in lots of colours from 0.3mm diameter down. The spools are approx 100 yards for £1. That's less than half the cost of Ultra Wire (the last spool I bought was £2.20). Some of the retailers call this "Tiger Tail". Not the kind of bulk SilverCreek has his in but a good supply for less than half the price of Ultra Wire. This site is a great source for various wires.

 

As with thread, the most expensive part is the spool and putting it on the spool.


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#12 FlyTieDad

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 05:56 AM

This is all great info. The reason I was asking is like many of you already found for yourselves. I was hoping to use alternative sources. I just found this posted on an old thread here. UTC size = Diameter (inches) = AWG for enameled wire Extra small = .004 = 38-40 Small = .007 = 34 Brassie = .009 = 32 Medium = .014 = 28 Large = .017 = 26 Is the wire for fly tying coated to protect against water? FlyTieDad

#13 flytire

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:56 AM

obviously the colored soft copper ultra wires are coated

 

what are you asking in your statement?

 

Does anyone know how long a spool of UTC Ultra wire is?

 

the length of the wire on the spool?

 

spool dimensions?


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#14 FlyTieDad

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:59 AM

obviously the colored soft copper ultra wires are coated
 
what are you asking in your statement?
 
Does anyone know how long a spool of UTC Ultra wire is?
 
the length of the wire on the spool?
 
spool dimensions?


I was asking the length of the wire.

#15 SilverCreek

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:43 AM

The best place to get bulk wire at the best price, or even for free is an electrical shop that repairs/rewinds electric motors and generators. They buy wire in bulk spools and at the end of a spool there is not be enough wire left to rewind a motor. The remaining wire is useless to them, but a lifetime supply for us.

 

I've picked up those spool ends for free or for only a few bucks for the copper salvage fee.


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