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  1. Default 6/0 tying thread

    Could someone give me the specs on its diameter?
    A bad day of fishing beats a good day at work..

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    Default Re: 6/0 tying thread

    Hopefully, these two articles can help you find what your looking for. I at least learned something.

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    Hope this helps.
    Thanks,
    Terry
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    Default Re: 6/0 tying thread

    Thread strengths and diameters vary quite a bit from one mfg to the next, and so do preferences from one to the next. I have used 6/0 thread from Uni, Danville, and Gudebrod, and like gudebrod the best by far. Its got a nice light waxing to hold dubbing, and has the right combo of strength and low bulk.

    For larger flies and those with the dumbell/bead chain eyes where you need to crank down pretty hard, I greatly prefer Danville's Flat Waxed. Also works well for spinning hair, though not my favorite. That goes to Gudebrod G. It seems to stay more round and I think this works best for flaring hair without cutting it.

    After looking at that second link, I see why I am such a big fan of Danville's Flat Waxed Nylon- its stronger than Gudebrod G and doesn't bulk up nearly as fast. Thanks for that Terry.
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    ok...Uni thread 6/0 that is being used for the furled leaders, larger or smaller than 2lb mono?


    2lb. - .006 DIA (.15mm)
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    Thanks Terry...I got it.
    A bad day of fishing beats a good day at work..

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    Default Re: 6/0 tying thread

    Glad to help! Let us know how your furled leaders turn out.
    Thanks,
    Terry
    "Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after"
    Henry David Thoreau

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