Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread 18/0 (30 denier)
Note: The fluorescent red is much closer to being a fluorescent fire orange. Also, the photos of the thread are of Semperfli's 8/0 Classic Waxed thread so they will appear larger than 18/0 but the colors are the same.
Semperfli's Classic Waxed thread is a relative newcomer to the American market but more than holds it's own with the old industry standards (Uni, UTC, etc...). Excellent tensile strength, can be split, flat (but not too flat...) and slightly waxed for added material grip, this thread offers everything a tier could ask for in a thread.
- high volume spools (240 yards) at the same price as many 50 or 100 yard spools
- similar in size, strength, and feel to Veevus 16/0
- can be split
- lightly waxed
- lots of excellent colors
Here's what Semperfli has to say:
"Our Classic Waxed Thread has been developed after examining the traditional waxed threads used by fly tiers world-wide. Our polyester threads have the innovation that always occurs with Semperfli products. We extruded our polyester thread so that it is flatter than other threads giving more grip to prevent materials slippage. With a light wax coating to provide grip but not enough to clog a bobbin holder. Strength has always been a base line consideration at Semperfli so our 8/0 is 40% stronger than comparable threads. Finally we made sure the flat profile thread was easy to split! We then went that one final step, adding 240 yards or thread compared to other manufacturers 200 yards making it highly cost effective."