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Everything You Wanted to Know About Tying Thread…and more…

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Fly tying vise, thread, and hook picture.

Fly tying vise, thread, and hook picture.Charlie Craven has an excellent article in this issue of Fly Fisherman about thread. He concludes pretty much what you’ll find from a little tying: threads are very different–some flat, some round, some heavy, some not. He also demonstrates why neither the “aught” system 3/0, 6/0, 8/0, etc. nor the denier measurement (which is the weight in grams of 9,000 meters of the thread) really help tiers pick a thread.

In case Charlie’s article wasn’t enough for you, here’s a table that covers details on many different threads:


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