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Fly Tying Thread

Fly tying thread has a simple job - hold your chosen materials to the hook.

It gets more confusing after that though due to the wide variety of sizes, colors, and materials.

Size is a constant source of confusion. Just remember that 3/0 is bigger/heavier then 6/0 (making 18/0 quite tiny). For thread measured by "denier", 210D is bigger/heavier than 140D. 

For more variation, gel spun diameter is different from a polyester or nylon thread. In other words 3/0 gel spun isn't the same as 3/0 polyester or nylon.

For stretch, nylon has about 25% stretch, polyester around 15% stretch, and gel spun only 3% stretch.

  • Danville Flat Waxed 210 Thread
    Danville Flat Waxed 210 Thread
    $2.29

    Danville Flat Waxed 210 Thread

    Danville Thread

    Danville Flat Waxed 210 Thread is an ideal general purpose tying thread. Builds up quickly and capable of high tension when tying. Good for work on...

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  • Danville Flymaster Plus Thread
    Danville Flymaster Plus Thread
    $2.19

    Danville Flymaster Plus Thread

    Danville Thread

    A strong, durable tying thread. 100 yard spool Approximately size A

  • Uni Clear Mono Tying Thread Fine/Clear
    $2.99

    Uni Clear Mono Tying Thread Fine/Clear

    Hareline Dubbin

    Our favorite clear tying thread for a variety of flies. Useful when you want to see the materials and colors underneath the wraps; once you hit thi...

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    $2.19

    Danville 3/0 Monocord (Olive - #263)

    Danville Thread

    This is a great thread for heavy duty work. Wraps flat to reduce bulk and super strong. Great for bigger saltwater patterns as well as spinning hair.

  • Danville 3/0 Monocord (Black - #11)
    $2.19

    Danville 3/0 Monocord (Black - #11)

    Danville Thread

    This is a great thread for heavy duty work. Wraps flat to reduce bulk and super strong. Great for bigger saltwater patterns as well as spinning hair.

  • Ultra Thread 140
    Ultra Thread 140
    $2.19

    Ultra Thread 140

    Hareline Dubbin

    A versatile size thread for a wide variety of flies. Breaking strength around 2 pounds. Bump up to a heavier thread if you're tying big saltwater p...

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  • $1.99

    UTC Thread Wax

    Wapsi

    UTC Thread wax is designed for all nylon fly tying threads. It is a special light formula that prevents fraying of the thread and helps add “bite” ...

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