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Old 04-26-2011, 06:33 PM
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Default dressmakers or embroidery silk thread??

How does the above threads compare to fly tying silk????
I have no fly suppliers within 100 miles, I need to make do with what I can find-----Road kill pheasant, grouse etc provide some nice feathers.
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Default Re: dressmakers or embroidery silk thread??

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How does the above threads compare to fly tying silk????
I have no fly suppliers within 100 miles, I need to make do with what I can find-----Road kill pheasant, grouse etc provide some nice feathers.
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You can find fine nylon thread in a craft shop (I think it's used for doll making). I've used sewing thread in a pinch, it's not as strong but you do what you can to support your habit. I work on a busy highway in New Jersey. My boss was beside himself when he saw me on highway at 8AM in a shirt and tie plucking feathers from a dead goose. He pulled up next next to me and said, "What the hell are you doing???" Biots boss! Biots!!!!
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Default Re: dressmakers or embroidery silk thread??

A friend of mine caught me running down the shoulder of the highway the other day with a dead squirrel in my hand. I don't have a fly shop in at least 250 miles from here. I rely on catalogs.......and road kill.
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Default Re: dressmakers or embroidery silk thread??

Nothing bad in using road kill or substitute thread. We are fly tyer's after all. Our addiction needs fed
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Default Re: dressmakers or embroidery silk thread??

I have seen some very interesting nymph patterns tied with this stuff:

Gutermann Silk Thread

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Default Re: dressmakers or embroidery silk thread??

[quote=planettrout;247535]I have seen some very interesting nymph patterns tied with this stuff:

Gutermann Silk Thread

I've used many dressmaking Threads as a friends mate was a traveller for a Thread Manufacturer,as well as he used to sell other products as a sideline.
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