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Old 01-27-2014, 02:43 PM
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I have veevus, uni (though i only recently started to use it again, and only at 8/0), danville, pearsalls, utc. Different horses for different courses...
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Thread Breaking Strength Comparison:

Danville 6/0 = around 450g
Gudebrod 6/0 = around 920g
UNI 6/0 = around 930g
veevus 6/0 = above 1kg

UNI 8/0 = around 450g
Gudebrod 8/0 = around 450g
UTC 140 = around 935g
veevus 8/0 = above 1kg

Gudebrod 10/0 = around 270g
UTC 70 = around 453g
Benecchi 10/0 = around 680g
veevus 10/0 = around 800g

Benecchi 12/0 = around 450g
veevus 12/0 = around 530g

Griffiths 14/0 = around 450g
veevus 14/0 = around 520g

UNI 17/0 = around 114g
Danville 16/0 Spider Web = around 141g
veevus 16/0 = around 430g
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I have been a Uni-Thread user for almost 20 years, however I have had an itch to switch over to UTC. UTC seems more readily available, the color selection seems larger and they seem to have more products. I am curious as to what everyone's thoughts and experiences are with the two products.

Uni has Uni-Cord, which is their version of GSP. Uni also has wire, flash, braid, floss, etc. Again, I am curious as to which brand folks prefer, Uni or UTC, overall, based on the companies entire product line. Does one company seem to offer better quality, durability or consistency.

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I started with UTC... and still use this thread... & I like made in USA!!!
about color selection for my Russian friend I bought many spools of white thread UTC, he told me, he has a lot of markers (dyeing thread)
I have one spool of black thread (UNI-Thread 200 yds 8/0) from UNI, constantly breaks ( (maybe I'm just not accurate) Now I use it for make a brushes (for epoxy or acrylic)
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I have a spool of Danville 6/0 yellow waxed flymaster that ALWAYS breaks. I don't know how many times it's been chucked across the room in frustration. It always ends up back on the rack. I think there is something wrong with it but I'm too cheep to chuck it.
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When did Uni-Thread get so frigin expensive!?!
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Lately I've gone to smaller threads, like the Veevus 12/0 as my "go to" size for wet flies. It is remarkably strong. I also use the Veevus 14/0 and 10/0, the Uni 8/0, the Danville 6/0, Pearsall's silk and the UTC 70 denier. It's worth getting a white and black in each brand and size you want to try and tying a bunch of flies with them to find what you like.


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