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Author:  igloo lake [ November 2nd, 2019, 8:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Best thread for spinning deer hair?

Looking to tie a bunch of Muddlers and wondering what other folks use for thread.

Author:  Dave M [ November 2nd, 2019, 8:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Best thread for spinning deer hair?

Bill......

6/0 Uni will work.......as will 3/0......

But the best I’ve found is 50 denier gel spun. Beware, however, that stuff will dull your good scissors very fast . 100 denier is good too.......but not needed. 50 will do just fine.

Dave M

Author:  TGIF [ November 3rd, 2019, 7:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Best thread for spinning deer hair?

Yup. Less bulk, and super strong.

Author:  Mike Holt [ November 3rd, 2019, 10:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Best thread for spinning deer hair?

6/0 Uni or old spools of 3/0 mono I come across and want to use up.

Author:  igloo lake [ November 3rd, 2019, 1:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Best thread for spinning deer hair?

Thanks for the advice guys. Mike I have a bunch of 3/0 that I'll use up.

Author:  AusableWulff [ November 4th, 2019, 5:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Best thread for spinning deer hair?

Anybody still use Kelvar thread for spun deer hair heads?

Author:  Mike Holt [ November 5th, 2019, 12:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Best thread for spinning deer hair?

Ausable - I'd take the silence as a probably not. It sure is plenty strong for any use but it sure is hell on bobbins.

Author:  AusableWulff [ November 5th, 2019, 1:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Best thread for spinning deer hair?

I guess I'm in the minority on that one. I use it with a metal bobbin and never had a problem, but admittedly, I don't tie spun deer hair heads or bodies often at all.

Author:  1weight [ November 5th, 2019, 3:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Best thread for spinning deer hair?

About 25 years ago I attended a deer hair bass bug tying clinic and a Tyler by the name of Jim Stewart was giving it. He did not recommend Kevlar as if pulled to tight it would slice into the hair. He mainly stacked hair to get various color combinations and suggested a heavy flat waxed tying thread. He advocated using a bobbin with more squarish lines to it that you could get your index and middle finger over almost like pulling a starter rope on a chainsaw or lawn mower. And pulling down really firm. And that tension he said with Kevlar would cut right through the clump.

Ron

Author:  Hunter [ November 6th, 2019, 7:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Best thread for spinning deer hair?

I mainly use Flymaster Plus for deer hair work. I’ve got a few spools of Kevlar thread kicking around, too, for bass bugs- but haven’t found I needed it. As far as cutting deer hair- I find smaller diameter thread more prone to this, especially if the thread has been wound into a tight rope. For muddler heads- it probably doesn’t matter much as they’re not a packed deer hair head (unlike bass bugs, etc...).

Also- there are a few ways of putting deer hair on a hook. Stacking and cinching is probably more useful than spinning as it allows more control over the hair. This is important if tying Galloup’s zoo cougars, heifer groomers, etc...

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