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Old 05-20-2003, 01:23 PM
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Question Invisible thread

The question is why isn't everyone using invisible thread almost all the time? It works well for me unless I want some color or a big black head. It doesn't build an under body very fast but I don't make it solid as I would with nylon thread.

I am not a great craftsman but tied flies for over 65 years so been around and come to love it.
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Old 05-20-2003, 03:58 PM
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Hi George
Got to agree with you....I use monothread almost exclusively.
Looks great under epoxy.....material colors show thru....streamer patterns can have other than a thread colored nose!
Anything happening on ACK? Bass....Blues?
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Old 05-20-2003, 05:05 PM
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I don't like it

I only use invisible thread for making surf candies. I don't like the feel of the thread.. it seems to slippery and hard to control for me
thats my two cents
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Old 05-20-2003, 06:07 PM
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yeah i use it if i am going to be doing an epoxy head and its fantastic for that but for flies such as decievers and clousers i find that flat waxed nylon holds the materials better for me
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Old 05-20-2003, 06:42 PM
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Mono 98% of the time for everything
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Old 05-21-2003, 12:08 PM
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invisible thread

I use it for everything except flatwings. I find it easier to control soft thread when setting the wing.
I especially like mono thread when making "invisible" repairs to flies.
I don't like it when I'm starting a fly on a stainless steel hook at 11 at night after a day of looking at a monitor screen - truly invisible.
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Old 05-22-2003, 12:57 PM
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Trying to set a wing accurately w/ stretchy mono is enough to drive a sane man to think-er- I mean drink.
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