Veevus Fly Tying Thread

Veevus a Danish company has come out with a new line of fly tying thread. The thread comes in the usual sizes 6-0 all the way down to 16-0 and in a variety of colors. At first, I thought the smaller sizes would be ideal for small flies. I do not tie many small flies. It seems that I use too many thread wraps and the proportions just don’t seem right. By using the smaller size thread, perhaps my flies would look better. I normally use Uni 8-0 thread. But what is the advantage of using smaller thread if I keep breaking the thread or nicking the thread on the point of the hook. Here is a comparison of breaking strength of various brands of thread and the comparable Veevus brand.

Danville 6/0 = around 450g
Gudebrod 6/0 = around 920g
UNI 6/0 = around 930g
Veevus 6/0 = above 1kg

UNI 8/0 = around 450g
Gudebrod 8/0 = around 450g
UTC 140 = around 935g
Veevus 8/0 = above 1kg

Gudebrod 10/0 = around 270g
UTC 70 = around 453g
Benecchi 10/0 = around 680g
Veevus 10/0 = around 800g

Benecchi 12/0 = around 450g
Veevus 12/0 = around 530g

Griffiths 14/0 = around 450g
Veevus 14/0 = around 520g

UNI 17/0 = around 114g
Danville 16/0 Spider Web = around 141g
Veevus 16/0 = around 430g

Admittedly, these are Veevus’s own measurements. But if you need more convincing, watch this short video.

The thread is a spun product with some stretch. After tying down your material the slight stretch relaxes holding the material more securely. It is also easy to split for those tiers using split thread dubbing techniques. It also lays flat.

Since the Veevus thread is stronger than 8-0 Uni which I normally tie with, perhaps it is not for just tying small flies. Perhaps it’s a good choice for all around tying. I just received my order of thread the other day. I’ll let you know what I think about it after tying several dozen flies. >>ML