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Old 02-04-2013, 11:02 AM
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Default 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 ?

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Default 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.
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Not sure I know the thread you're talking about but ...think it would be better to use it for wets and nymphs...not for driesjust my two cents
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You can use it to weave a fly body.

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Default 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 !

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You bet you can. The Brit's call them Buzzers, we call them Chomeanoids. Spelling there sucks ......
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One of the most famous thread midge patterns are the Yong flies, the Yong Special and the Yong Flasher.

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

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Default 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.
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