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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by baconbits, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. baconbits

    baconbits New Member

    I was wondering what everyone used to sew your mounts?
    I was using fishline,but it seems to stretch
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    30# Spiderwire. Its braided fishing line, so it will not stretch and it slips through the hole left by the needle very easy allowing you to go five or six stitches and then pull to tighten them. I use this on everything from quail to elk using just a single strand.

  3. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    X2! I use braided Spiderwire on gameheads, but use carpet thread on birds and small mammals.
  4. verne

    verne Well-Known Member

    Sinew ; It can be separated to fit your sewing needs . ;)
  5. jigginjim

    jigginjim Active Member

    I bought a spool of the waxed thread as used at the taxidermy school. How I'm using 14 to 40# braid line that's left over from my fishing reels.
  6. Slate Run

    Slate Run Member

    I'm with Verne. Sinew works for me
  7. whitetails and fish only

    whitetails and fish only Well-Known Member

    I use VAN DYKE'S taxidermy pro cord. Have used it on deer, fish, and ducks. Thin and very strong.
  8. twinrivers

    twinrivers Active Member

    Bowstring. Exactly what the suppliers call cape thread.
  9. KatieC

    KatieC Active Member

    Fireline works great, I've never felt the need to use anything else. Tried some others when I started out and didn't like them (dental floss, some threads sold by the suppliers, etc.)
  10. Dave Byrd

    Dave Byrd Active Member

    A question for you folks using fishing line. Does it cut into your fingers? I normally mount 2 to 3 deer back to back and it would seem to me that my fingers would be cut to pieces by the end of the day.
  11. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Never been cut with Spider Wire. What would you be doing to cut your fingers?
  12. Dave Byrd

    Dave Byrd Active Member

    I usually take 4 or 5 stitches and sinch them up tight while holding the thread with my hands.
  13. KatieC

    KatieC Active Member

    No problems with the fishing line cutting my fingers either. I sew really slowly, but even if I was faster, I don't see it causing a problem.
  14. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Ah, that makes sense. I do the same and have never cut my fingers.
  15. Jimmy Rimrock

    Jimmy Rimrock Yeah, they come to snuff the rooster

    50# powerpro for most everthing. 20 or 10 for repairs, the issue there is a small needle.

    I have cut myself with it. Rarely it happens: only if my hands are wet/damp, I don't pay attention and let the thread find the "fold" in my finger when pulling the 4 or 5 stitches tight. (PS I sew like a flippin' machine, ha ha)

    Everybody knows you double thread your needle and/or tie a knot there so you don't pull the needle off the thread right ?!? (was this a hijack?)