Skip to content
The SWE Retail store is open! Web open 24/7, all orders before 3pm ship same day (excluding Sunday)
Retail is open! Web open 24/7, orders before 3pm ship same day.

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.

  • Sold out



    Approximate breaking strength 16 pounds. Great for tying bucktail jigs. 50yd. Spools

  • Sold out

    UTC Thread Wax


    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” ...

    View full details