Fly Tying Thread Comparison Video

ts47

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This is great Silver! Thanks for posting.

One correction to this video about the Veevus thread...

Credit goes to PlanetTrout for posting this link originally: Fly Tying Thread Table | Global FlyFisher

Veevus 12/0 and 14/0 (70 denier) are what match Uni 8/0 (72 denier) and UTC 70 Denier. I will also point out that Daville 6/0 is also a 70 denier thread.

Veevus 8/0 is actually a 110 denier thread.
 

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Good info, I'm a "there's a difference?" tyer. My thread is a mixture of UTC and UNI and I like the way UTC flattens out. For the small stuff I'm usually use UNI 12/0, for nymphs its normally UNI 8/0 ocasionally UNI 6/0. for Buggers its back to UTC 140 denier
 

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Newbie fly tyers often ask about the various fly tying thread. Here is a video comparison of the major brands of tying thread;


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvLgE20W-Rc
Great Video...I've tried them all and still like the Danville Flymaster for the 70denier size(Trout Size). I like the Gordon Griffiths Shear for the little bugs. Tiemco thread is still a favorite for the little bugs too but Planet Trout may have the remaining world supply before they stopped making it.
 

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Great Video...I've tried them all and still like the Danville Flymaster for the 70denier size(Trout Size). I like the Gordon Griffiths Shear for the little bugs. Tiemco thread is still a favorite for the little bugs too but Planet Trout may have the remaining world supply before they stopped making it.
I've heard the Gordon Griffiths mentioned a few times. No one I know (usually do business with) sells it. It is what Hans Weilenmann uses. I just tied one of his patterns. I'll have to find some and give it a try!
 

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I much prefer the Danville 70 denier thread to the UTC and the Danville is the thread that has been around the longest, way longer than UNI or UTC. I have used UNI 8/0 and 6/0 a lot for the reason mentioned as I used to do a lot of cement and tile work which left me with rough hands. The Uni threads are much better for cinching down hard materials such as calf tail or squirrel tail hair because it has better bite being round versus flat. For the flossy type of threads the danville spools are 200 yards and cost less than the UTC which are only 100 yards.
 
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