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whalensdad 09-29-2012 09:09 PM

What Size/Brand Thread for size 24 dry flies
 
I need to tie up some size 24 dry's. What size and brand of thread would you recommend?

mcnerney 09-29-2012 09:19 PM

Re: What Size/Brand Thread for size 24 dry flies
 
It has been awhile since I tied something that small but I would start with either 12/0 or 14/0 thread.
JS Fly Fishing: Rod Building, Fly Tying: Gordon Griffith 14/0 Sheer Ultrafine Thread

JS Fly Fishing: Rod Building, Fly Tying: Danville Spiderweb White Thread

I've never tried this, but it is definitely small:
JS Fly Fishing: Rod Building, Fly Tying: UNI Products Caenis Thread

williamhj 09-29-2012 09:20 PM

Re: What Size/Brand Thread for size 24 dry flies
 
I've used 17/0 Uni thread for small flies. It's white so I use a marker if I want to color it. I've also used 12/0, which is a bit stronger and comes colored. I think I got Orvis, but don't know that it's better than other brands. I really learned thread control with the 17/0 thread, and I enjoy tying with it. doesn't build up bulk on small flies and being able to color it, I can use it for bodies.

s fontinalis 09-29-2012 09:30 PM

Re: What Size/Brand Thread for size 24 dry flies
 
try veevus 16/0, you'll not be disappointed

ted4887 09-29-2012 10:34 PM

Re: What Size/Brand Thread for size 24 dry flies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by s fontinalis (Post 487269)
try veevus 16/0, you'll not be disappointed




This is also what I'd suggest.

la_jolla1 09-29-2012 11:01 PM

Re: What Size/Brand Thread for size 24 dry flies
 
Agree that Veevus 16/0 is the best. Great selection of colors as well

whalensdad 09-30-2012 04:41 AM

Re: What Size/Brand Thread for size 24 dry flies
 
Thanks, this is what I was looking for. Looks like I'll try the Veevus.

jaybo41 09-30-2012 11:28 AM

Re: What Size/Brand Thread for size 24 dry flies
 
I have used Gordon's Griffith 14/0 and have always been pleased with it. I may need to look at Veevus, I keep hearing good things about it. Good point by wiliamhj, the smaller threads really have improved my thread control too.

laurie 09-30-2012 11:39 AM

Re: What Size/Brand Thread for size 24 dry flies
 
I use Veevus 16/0 and the white is flourescent, so the colours show up amazingly

Pocono 09-30-2012 01:15 PM

Re: What Size/Brand Thread for size 24 dry flies
 
Agree with Laurie and the others on Veevus 16/0 for small patterns.

Pocono


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