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Strong, Flat, & Bright Colors
Reviewer: A viewer from FREDERICKSBURG, VA USA
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.
Ok I Guess
Reviewer: A viewer from Mount Carmel, PA US
I'm new to fly tying and purchased this thread for my first experience in fly tying. I must say i found the thread to fray and break real easy, it might be my bobbin i was using, but i still think this thread is weak