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fly_guy12955 02-04-2013 11:02 AM

Thread bodies ?
 
My wife has every shade of cross stitch 'floss' available. It's just a thead,,so why couldn't you use it for thread bodied flies ?

Anyone know the thread im talking about ?

Michael

noreaster 02-04-2013 12:15 PM

re: Thread bodies ?
 
There is no reason why not. I also use yarn threads or wool, threads. Even used dental floss:), tough stuff.
Pretty sure I know the stuff you're talkin about. I have used it before. If its tough enough to tie on, I say go with it. :)

jpbfly 02-04-2013 12:27 PM

re: Thread bodies ?
 
Not sure I know the thread you're talking about but ...:othink it would be better to use it for wets and nymphs...not for dries:rolleyes:just my two cents:)

silver creek 02-04-2013 12:27 PM

re: Thread bodies ?
 
You can use it to weave a fly body.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u..._ct/woven1.jpg

http://hatchesmagazine.com/blogs/Hat...9/12/woven.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...phsideview.jpg


Loren Williams

fly_guy12955 02-04-2013 01:07 PM

re: Thread bodies ?
 
Silver Creek that is the stuff. I've already tied some small mouth 'creatures' with it,,but was wondering what ya'll thought about it for trout. It's just a thread,,,the 'floss' kinda suggest gaudy or 'fuzzy' but it's really only a thread,,,bigger diam than fly tying thread but about just right for bodies. I can see were it might be a tad heavy for dries. My wife can keep me in a inexhaustible supply,,,just as long as she doesn't know she's doing it ! :)

Thank you all,,,

Michael

fredaevans 02-04-2013 01:30 PM

re: Thread bodies ?
 
You bet you can. The Brit's call them Buzzers, we call them Chomeanoids. Spelling there sucks ......

silver creek 02-04-2013 02:26 PM

re: Thread bodies ?
 
One of the most famous thread midge patterns are the Yong flies, the Yong Special and the Yong Flasher.

Here is what is being imitated:

http://troutunderground.com/images/blackworms.jpg

Here are the Yong flies:

http://spanielsinourlife.files.wordp.../01/ys-iii.jpg

Yong's Special | The most sought-after secret in the west

http://www.mlsff.org/cgi-bin/Pattern...ng_Special.pdf


jaybo41 02-04-2013 04:15 PM

re: Thread bodies ?
 

Silver those ties are amazing! I'd bet that olive and brown weave has been deadly. :thmbup::thmbup:

silver creek 02-04-2013 07:39 PM

re: Thread bodies ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jaybo41 (Post 523480)
Silver those ties are amazing! I'd bet that olive and brown weave has been deadly. :thmbup::thmbup:

I didn't tie those. I just provided an IMG link to the flies.

However, I do tie woven flies and will be tying some as a demo tyer this weekend at the Badger Fly Fishers Spring Opener in Madison.

I use the shuttle weave which I think is easier and faster than the overhand weave.

Badger Fly Fishers Spring Opener 2013

Liphookedau 02-04-2013 09:29 PM

re: Thread bodies ?
 
That's mainly all we used years ago before all this new gear which has cost me heaps over The Years,as Silver mentioned it's good for Woven Flies,I've also used some of The Floss's for Dubbing especially The Bright Dyed Olives,Greens,Reds,Yellows & Browns,Synthetics,however it's up to The Imagination what you Tie or Match with it.
Brian


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