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This thread is tough, well-made, and comes in the standard for many different applicable colors; that lay flat. I like Danville threads for tying from smaller trout dries and nymphs to bass jigs for spin casting, and rarely make another brand choice.
Danville's Flat Waxed Nylon thread ties smaller than its 210 denier would lead one to believe. I just completed dozens of size #10 Golden Retriever flies in peach, white, and root beer with red Flat Waxed Nylon as the underbody and tying thread. This thread replaced the red floss often used for this pattern. By spinning the bobbin holder in one direction or another to twist or untwist this thread one can tie flat, even bodies or corded thread for faster build-up or strength. Moreover, an economy of wraps mitigates unintended build-up, but its flatness produces smooth, glossy heads. I see it is compared to GSP, which is comparing apples to oranges. The colors of Flat Wasxed Nylon are quite bright with many, many choices of colors. The brightness of the red underbody of the Golden Retriever easily shows through palmeered Estaz, which is why trout are so attracted to this fly. Most Pacific salmon flies are tied with Flat Waxed Nylon. Since Flat Waxed Nylon is multi-stranded, it can be split for dubbing. The colors of GSP are anemic, washed out, and few in number. True, the strength of GSP thread is much,much greater than Flat Waxed Nylon, which may be needed for spinning deer hair, but how much strength does one need for most flies. The more I apply Flat Waxed Nylon as the tying thread for flies, the more I appreciate its qualities.
I use a ton of arctic fox tails to form large profile streamer bodies. After using The flat waxed I got rid of all my UTC 210. Extra strength means I can worry less about over spinning the loop and breaking the thread.
If you want your thread wraps to lay flat like floss, yet be able to split like a multi-stranded rope, then this is the thread for you. Strong as a Uni 6/0, possibly a tad stronger, in breaking strength (at least for me, using an Ekich bobbin). There are colors here that you simply don't find in other brands. I love my Veevus 16/0 for small flies, don't get me wrong, but for smooth body, low bulk applications needing split thread, I personally prefer the Danville flat waxed Nylon. Go w/ Veevus 16/0, sold cheapest here at JStockard, if you don't care about a smooth body and if you're not all thumbs, else go w/ this Danville Flat Waxed Nylon for a smoother body, & stronger and more durable (albeit thicker) thread. Whatever you decide, have fun tying and choose JStockard - their customer service is absolutely top notch!
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