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Discussion in 'Beginners' started by bearpawbeetleworks, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. bearpawbeetleworks

    bearpawbeetleworks New Member

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    Reading that a lot of you are using fireline to sow capes, then I read on fishing forums that it rots on reels after two years? Anyone have suggestions for thread that works the best and doesn't degrade over time? Or is that fireline? thanks!
     
  2. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Spiderwire braided. The only color I can get is green. Longevity? I never questioned it. In reality, once a deer has been mounted a couple of years, the sutures could be cut, and the skin isn't going anywhere.
     

  3. Dave Byrd

    Dave Byrd Active Member

    I use the waxed thread sold by the supply companies.
     
  4. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Cotton has a shorter lifespan than my indigestion. Fireline will last just as long as your mount lasts. On a fishing reel it's exposed to constant flexing and that's the cause of deterioration. I hated Spiderwire because it was much like something else of mine. Fireline is much easier to thread and unthread than anything I ever used.
     
  5. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Been using Fireline for yrs and no degradation. Plus I use 6lb test /2lb diameter single strand. I need nothing more and yes it goes on bear, moose elk etc.
     
  6. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    ghg has a thin decoy cord that works great... 5" S needle you cant break this stuff
     

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