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#1 Fishsonora


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 09:37 AM

If you could only have 6 different colors of thread what 6 colors would you choose?

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 10:51 AM

For decades I tied with just 4 colors, just recently adding two more. The 4 colors are black, olive, tan and red. I added orange and copper/brown. I've had a bunch of other colors in sewing thread I may or may not use for body material or ribbing but as far as tying the fly, those are the colors I use in 6/0, 8/0 or 70D..

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 10:56 AM

My base colors for 90% of my patterns are white and black. I do mix in olive, orange, red and chartreuse.




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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:01 AM

Black, Brown, Olive, Red, Yellow, and Orange.

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:53 PM

white  + 6 sharpie markers

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 01:00 PM

Rusty orange, white, primrose, black, red, and something else. (I do seem to tie a lot of snipe and purple, so probably the latter.)


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 01:33 PM

White and black. 99% of my heads are black and if not I colour the white
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Posted 07 April 2017 - 02:20 PM

Black, white, orange for hot spots, pink, chartreuse, and tan/light brown. 

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 02:41 PM

White, black, shell pink, chartreuse, red

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 02:50 PM

White, Black, Clear Mono, Olive dun, Tan, Red.

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 04:01 PM

As soon as I use up my 72 spools of thread in 9 colors, I am going with all white and a few markers.
Red, orange, olive, black, pink, tan.