Most flies can’t be tied without thread. Thread is used to fasten materials to a hook and is the glue that holds a fly together. Whether you’re tying a dry fly, a nymph, or a streamer, thread is a necessity for a fishable pattern. Tinsel and Wire can also add dimension and longevity to a fly. Fly tying wire is used to add weight to nymphs and streamers and comes in a variety of sizes, materials, and thicknesses. Tinsel is used to add flash and profile to nymphs and streamers to help you catch more fish on the water.
Floss, wire, thread, tinsel, and more can add serious dimension to any fly. Some of the floss we carry includes Veevus Floss and UNI Neon Floss. Veevus is durable and thick for flies that endure for seasons on the water. UNI Neon Floss is thinner but offers a variety of colors for bright streamer patterns and eye-catching nymphs. If you prefer floss with a shine, choose Danville 4 Strand Rayon Floss. This floss has 4 stands that can be used to tie a large durable streamer or split into individual strands to tie smaller nymphs and dry flies. UNI Single Strand Super Floss is also a great option for shiny patterns that catch the attention of a fish from a long way off.
Similarly, we have a large variety of threads, too. Brands like Pearsall’s, Veevus, Danville, UNI, UTC, and many more offer a multitude of options to any tyer. If you’re looking for a thread that’s bright and vivid, choose Veevus Power Thread. On the contrary, if you’re looking for a thread that blends into the colors of the fly and is virtually invisible, choose UNI Mono Thread Fine/Clear. This monofilament thread is great for tying saltwater streamers, crab patterns, shrimp patterns, and more. If you’re looking for a thread with a flat shape that works well for bodies and legs, try the UNI Flexx Thread. This thread gives flies more movement in the water regardless of the pattern.
Tinsel adds a more complex feature to any fly. If you want to add extra flash to a streamer or nymph, UTC Holographic Flat Tinsel is shiny, reflective, and certainly fish-catching. Popular tinsel also includes Hareline Pearlescent Flat Tinsel and Veevus Pearl Tinsel. Pearl is great for simple flash without creating an unrealistically gaudy pattern. UNI French Oval Tinsel comes in silver and gold and is textured. This tinsel is great for wrapping streamers or nymphs to create barring or palmering. UNI Mylar Tinsel offers a slightly thicker design for larger flies and big stonefly nymphs.
Finally, wire adds weight to streamers and nymphs. If you’re looking for a super-heavy fly, choose Hareline Spooled Lead Wire for maximum weight. Be sure to check fishing regulations, though. Not ever stream allows lead wire. If you want your fly to have weight and color, choose UTC Ultra Wire or UTC Brassie Ultra Wire. UTC wire comes in a variety of colors for any tying scenario.
No matter what you’re tying - streamers, nymphs, dry flies - thread is an integral part of any fly. Plus Trident has a large selection of tinsel, wire, and more for all of your fly tying needs. Thread and Tinsel and Wire SHIP FOR FREE. Shop Now!