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I have been tying for over 30 years and Veevus is the first company that I have found to see the light. I fell in love with GSP thread when I first got some 50 denier from Jstockard maybe 10 years ago(?) when they first stocked it. Back then it was available in colors, my last order for 50 denier in any color than white was in 2008.
I have never understood the complaints about GSP, hard to get started, slick, hard to cut compared to it's advantages....you have to work really hard to break it and it lays flatter than any other thread, especially compared to it's breaking strength. My biggest complaint was it's cost which has always been over the top. I have always considered GSP thread a miracle thread but never understood the need for 200 denier. I mean sure, if you're tying big saltwater patterns and need to build bulk into the fly is anybody gonna do that with GSP thread considering it's cost or would you switch to Ultra 140 thread which comes in more vibrant colors? I have never spun any hair that the 75 denier Gsp couldn't handle and the 50 denier will handle any Wulff pattern I've tied. But what about size 20's and smaller? The 50 denier still works but I always wondered if the 50 is so good and so strong why not something even finer and now, finally, Veevus has come out with a 30 denier GSP thread that unfortunately makes all my fine threads obsolete, what will I do with all of them now? And the cost, though still high, is much better at $3.25 (Jstockard's price, I've seen it higher elsewhere) for 75 meters.
Thank you Veevus for taking the strongest, least bulky thread and offering it in a finer size rather than bigger!
Since I came to appreciate the usefulness of GSP 50d, I was looking forward to trying Veevus' 30d GSP. My only criticism is the spool. Even while applying due care, I still had a time getting a couple of the filaments free from the holding "slice." (Not an issue with GSP from brand "W"). Had I not, the whole spool might have been in the trash. For tying some small patterns, this will pick up where UNI Trico, Gudebrod 10/0 and others aren't strong enough.
I have black 100 denier. Very strong thread. Very slippery. My usual scissors can not cut this thread. I use surgical blade to cut this thread. If very tight tie with foam, foam can be sliced.
Forget UTC gel spun. Veevus 200 is the best spinning and stacking thread ever. You get way more per spool and the Veevus actually holds dye and stays black unlike UTC which never holds its color. UTC is good stuff but you cant ignore getting 75 meters versus 50 yards. Big difference.
If you tie a LOT of Elk Hair Caddis, you'll appreciate how you can make small, neat heads with this product. Plus, you can color the white thread easily with markers.
It's easy to become accustomed to the strength needed to tie in your heads on EHC's- as it will never break! I find that the 100 denier works best. Pick up some spools, you'll be happy that you did.
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