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Post by theyyounggun » 09 Jul 2012, 23:29

What type of thread do I need for tying crappie jigs?
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Post by devilmutt » 10 Jul 2012, 00:16

For Crappie jigs you can use regular fly tying thread, I use Uni-Thread. If you wanted to use a heavier thread you could use the thread that rod builders use, I use this for bigger deer hair flies and streamers.
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Post by theyyounggun » 10 Jul 2012, 00:53

Ok thanks
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Post by theyyounggun » 10 Jul 2012, 14:12

Can you use normal sewing thread?
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Post by devilmutt » 10 Jul 2012, 23:56

Fly tying thread is made out of polyester, sewing thread is cotton. I don't think the cotton would hold up as well, and may break easier while you are trying to attach the material to the hook and whip finish the head.
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Post by theyyounggun » 11 Jul 2012, 00:29

Ok thanks. Gonna be ordering all of my stuff soon.
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