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Old 07-16-2019, 01:06 PM   #1
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I've always wrapped with Gudebrod thread, but my inventory of thread is drying up. What are you guys using these days and any pro's and con's on what's out there? I've heard stories of some brands of thread fading and that's a problem I don't want to run into down the road. Thanks and looking forward to input.

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Old 07-17-2019, 07:47 AM   #2
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Most of the fade issues have been with metallic thread. Purple and blue for the most part. Even some gudebrod metallics did this.


Primary choices Fuji and Prowrap. Some have complained about early prowrap having knots in the middle of the spool, I've never seen that. I've not used the Fuji metallics. Fuji is a little thin on the number of color options.


for decorative wraps most use maderia which is a embroidery thread. It has silicone on it for the machines and that messes with the finish. So that has to be used with CP which isn't a good idea for structure wraps.
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I just ordered a spool of Fuji thread to try. I have enough metallic thread to last my lifetime and many more. Keep the feedback coming if you have had any problems with the current threads that are on the market. I haven't used color preserver in probably thirty years.
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:55 AM   #4
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All the modern rod wrapping threads are good. Try a few and see what suits your needs.
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:52 PM   #5
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I just ordered a spool of Fuji thread to try. I have enough metallic thread to last my lifetime and many more. Keep the feedback coming if you have had any problems with the current threads that are on the market. I haven't used color preserver in probably thirty years.

As far as nylon or NCP nylon I don't see much handling difference between Fuji and ProWrap.
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:14 AM   #6
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Try this:


https://voodoorods.com/t/voodoo-metallic-thread?page=2


This used to be the company Bullard's. It has been purchased by Casey and some will use nothing else.


Quite a standard in the industry. Their D2 epoxy is the most water white I have done on any of my rods. 10 years the same. Very flexible still, no cracking.
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https://voodoorods.com/t/voodoo-metallic-thread?page=2


This used to be the company Bullard's. It has been purchased by Casey and some will use nothing else.


Quite a standard in the industry. Their D2 epoxy is the most water white I have done on any of my rods. 10 years the same. Very flexible still, no cracking.

If Casey got the rayon out of the thread, I might consider using it. But when originally designed it required color preserver which wasn't disclosed. I had a bunch of this stuff and ruined several projects I had to start over, sure I got spammed and made a fool of my Sylvia's minions, but push came to shove and Anglers Workshop had to many complaints and dropped the thread.



That said I do like the Voodoo White Silk


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That being known I have always used a CP with Voodoo Threads. Both Voodoo CP Extra and the Flex Coat Acrylic type.


Has worked with no failures, mostly with their silks. I do not any of my rods with their metallics yet.
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