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11-10-2003, 08:02 PM
I am using a 6/0 uni thread for tying freshwater flies. What do you guys use for tying saltwater flies, clousers, decievers, large patterns?

11-10-2003, 08:21 PM
I pretty much stick with monofilament. Occassionally I'll use thread.

11-10-2003, 09:08 PM
I am pretty sure that Jack Gartside, (a great tyer), uses 6/0 for fresh and salt. Monofilament thread is great for heads where you want a transparent look. A lot of salt tyers use flat waxed nylon, which I think is great stuff. I don't have much use for 3/0 monocord. It is just too thick.

11-10-2003, 10:13 PM
Depends on the pattern and the look you're after. 6/0 and 8/0 uni-thread works great for most applications, but I use a lot of 3/0 monocord for epoxy minnows and when I need to build up a body or head. I use crystal flash for all my saltwater heads (over the thread) - if you don't have the color you want, just use pearl and color it with a marking pen. (gold crystal flash colored with an olive marker gives a nice bronze effect that matches peacock herl pretty closely) Mono also has a lot of uses, especially since it tends to vanish under epoxy.

Animal Chris
11-11-2003, 06:48 AM
for most of what I do. I do use some mono and I like to use 6/0 for smaller (#8) flies and finishing off heads. Ditto with QS on the 3/0. It's like tying with kite string. I have a bunch I use to tie hooties for mackerel and tuna (marlin bait).

11-11-2003, 08:41 PM
got to be fine and ultra fine mono 4 me because im the epoxy man and all other tread shows through!

11-12-2003, 07:45 AM
I use flat waxed nylon if I want to try spinning deer hair, otherwise I've been using .005 mono nylon sewing thread for everthing, cheap stuff from a fabric shop.