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PostPosted: November 2nd, 2019, 8:25 pm 
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Looking to tie a bunch of Muddlers and wondering what other folks use for thread.


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PostPosted: November 2nd, 2019, 8:39 pm 
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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.

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PostPosted: November 3rd, 2019, 7:56 am 
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Yup. Less bulk, and super strong.

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PostPosted: November 3rd, 2019, 10:17 am 
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6/0 Uni or old spools of 3/0 mono I come across and want to use up.


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PostPosted: November 3rd, 2019, 1:13 pm 
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Thanks for the advice guys. Mike I have a bunch of 3/0 that I'll use up.


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PostPosted: November 4th, 2019, 5:19 pm 
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Anybody still use Kelvar thread for spun deer hair heads?


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PostPosted: November 5th, 2019, 12:18 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: November 5th, 2019, 1:32 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: November 5th, 2019, 3:55 pm 
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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.

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PostPosted: November 6th, 2019, 7:56 am 
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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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