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I started tying 4 years back & started with 3/0 UNI because I tie a lot of saltwater flies. At the start, it was almost exclusively saltwater. I have experienced the fraying & breaking of this thread many times and a serious drawback in my opinion, is that it tends to "white out." By this, I mean the thread starts to appear lighter & dust off the wax residue, such that a strong red can appear almost dark pink, when whip finished or pulled tight (that is, if it doesn't break first!) I am changing to "Big Fly" thread because I'm tired of 3/0 breaking & 'dusting'. The only way I've found to counteract the lightening of the color is to apply at least 2 coats of head cement to try & make the color what it was on the spool. Many saltwater patterns use bucktail, lots of it .. so thre's a good deal of cranking down the thread. 3/0 Uni isn't the right one for me. We all learn, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly........
The UNI thread is a good thread, but somewhat limited on colors. I use the 3/0 size for the majority of my nymph and dry fly tying. It is a good product but a bit on the round side, which makes it a bit more dificult to produce the head.
I have used this thread for some time now and have found that there are color differences between spool batches. I recently purchased some olive color that is quite a bit lighter than the same olive 3/0 UNI I have been using. I twist the thread to overcome the issues of breaking and splitting mentioned in other reviews.
This is the thread I use when tying larger streamer type patterns. It works great for tying large Clouser patterns for stripers because the quality of the thread is awesome and the strength of it is just what you need. I highly recommend using UNI products.
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