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Stitching Preference

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by E. Byrd, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. E. Byrd

    E. Byrd Member

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    I am doing a whitetail that has several small cuts around the lip area. And 1 good size cut under the chin. Would you use thin fishing line or thin thread that matches the skin/hair
     
  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    Thread that matches the hair.
     

  3. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    I use "invisible" thread with a fine needle.
    You can pick up a spool from Walmart in the sewing section.
    It's not very strong, but when it's used, the thin areas being fixed are not that strong to begin with.
     
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  4. tomdes

    tomdes Me my dear and Fall BAZZ!!!

    You'd be surprised what you can do with a 4lb mono. line or even 2lb test line.. It's great for stitching these areas..
     
  5. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Coats nylon carpet/button thread. Available in white or balck.
     
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  6. woakley144

    woakley144 Active Member

    For detail work like that I use a gray braided fishing line.
     
  7. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    If it's something that I have to tuck like lips, then I sew it with a thin, tan, nylon thread. If it is in an area where I don't have to tuck it, then I prefer to use super glue with a small piece of used dryer sheet glued in behind it for strength. Been doing it that way for decades with no problems.
     
  8. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    Check out fly tying thread. I recently bought some I believe was Nano silk thread. Very thin but pretty strong. You can also get beading needles that are very thin in diameter.
     
  9. Jim Taxidermist

    Jim Taxidermist Active Member

    Hi, here's what i do for a chin cut i take a piece of thin Buckskin bring your cut together and super glue on it mount the deer and card it and later if you see a bit of it touch it up with a little white paint or what ever color it is . Works great for me.