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Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Thomas Williams, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Same here, I just got some Veevus 12/0 and it is awesome and durable, I like that I can "crank" it down and not worry.
    One question tho...can I use this 12/0 on more than just small flies and midges? I would be hella tempted to use it on all my SRC ties as well, it gives me so much more room to work. Any thoughts on this?
    How big is too big for 12/0.
  2. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Eyejuggler, I've used 14/0 on steelhead and full dress salmon flies. Just takes lots of wraps to cover the hook shank, but the material tie in points are really small.
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  3. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    I have throw my 2c in here. I have been a bit disappointed in UNI. I've noticed inconsistencies from spool to spool and in different colors. I find weak points from time to time and notice that diameters seem to be different in certain colors. Could be where they are made. Some spools marked Canada, others China, Spain.
    I have changed to Griffiths Sheer and like it enough that I don't need to look at any other brands except maybe for the larger sizes. UNI doesn't flatten enough for me.
    Jack
  4. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Thanks for all the comments guys. Ive learned quite a bit and have a better feel for what's on the market. Gotta love this forum. I appreciate everyone's time.

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  5. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Any of our sponsors carry Veevus
  6. Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Thanks Ron! Gonna keep playing with it. I love the stuff so far!
  7. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    No problem with steelie flies. This one was tied with 12/0

    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/forum/index.php?threads/no-name-blue-thing.85940/
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  8. Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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  9. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Your welcome. If my experience in animal carcass hoarding...err..."fly tying"...proves useful for more than filling dark corners of the "man cave" then that's cool. :p
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  10. GAT Active Member

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    Hans is always splitting the tying thread for dubbing a pattern. I have a heck of a time spitting thread so I just bought some Marc Petitjean "Split Second Thread" that is designed specifically for splitting. I'll give it a try and let you know how it works.
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  11. GAT Active Member

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    I'll be darned, it works quite well. I'm not exactly sure why it is supposed to be designed any different than any other tying thread because it looks just like typical tying thread, but it is a tad easier to split for dubbing. It's also pretty strong stuff. Looks like 6 or 8/0 to me.

    I can't recommend it yet because I haven't tried it long enough, but so far, so good.

    Geez, splitting the thread is a nifty way to apply dubbing without using a dubbing loop.
  12. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    GAT, Using split thead for dubbing is exactly why I like Danville's 70 denier thread. Splits like a dream. Pearsall's Gossamer silk is another story. You need to split that with a slightly dull bodkin so it will go in between the three strands of silk. Hans, if your following this, is there an easier way to split Pearsall's?
  13. GAT Active Member

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    Size 32!!! I have a hard enough time tying a fly on a size 18!!! Good info but I'm not running out to buy some size 32 hooks... sheesh. I can't tie invisible flies!
  14. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    It shows up in the Hareline catalog, so I would bet almost any of our sponsors could get it for you.
  15. Flyborg Active Member

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    I had similar bad experiences with Uni in the past. I use danville 6/0 for just about everything nowadays, with some Lagartun x-strong on those rare occasions I want a fly to look nicer than fishing merits.
  16. Mark Mercer Member

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  17. GAT Active Member

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    I'm having a hard time understanding how they can make a size 32 hook and how you'd ever remove one from the mouth of a fish without destroying the pattern.

    Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.... I see a size 32 hook as made because they can. Other than that, I don't see the point.

    (I didn't know TMC made thread... that's a new one for me.)
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