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Default 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?
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Default 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.
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I've never tried this, but it is definitely small:
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Default 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.
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Default Re: What Size/Brand Thread for size 24 dry flies

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

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try veevus 16/0, you'll not be disappointed



This is also what I'd suggest.
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Default Re: What Size/Brand Thread for size 24 dry flies

Agree that Veevus 16/0 is the best. Great selection of colors as well
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Default 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.
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Default 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.
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Default 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
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Agree with Laurie and the others on Veevus 16/0 for small patterns.

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