Orvis Saltwater/Bass thread(G) (Sizes 4 and larger)

This saltwater fly tying thread is strong and won't cut your material.


Incredibly strong fly tying material for all saltwater flies, bass bugs, big streamers, and steelhead flies. Saltwater/bass thread is nearly as strong as Kevlar®, yet unlike Kevlar it does not cut the material on which it is wound. Also takes bright-colored dyes well. Fly tying material in brown, white, fluorescent red, chartreuse, grey, black, cream, yellow, olive, light pink, fluorescent orange. 100 yards per spool.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 10 reviews


8 of 10 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Hair spinning thread strong for bass bugs - 5/2/2014
    By: from Bandera,Texas

    This is great thread for someone like me that sometimes pulls to hard spinning hair.

  • 5/5

    Bass thread Indeed! - 3/7/2014
    By: from Southern Louisiana Gulf Coast
    Top 100 Contributor

    The thread is strong, lays well, and does exactly what I use it for which is streamers and bugs headed for brackish and salt water.

  • 5/5


  • 3/5

    Like the breaking strength, don't like the thread - 4/4/2013
    By: from Blacksburg, VA
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I like the breaking strength on this thread, great for anything requiring tight winding like spinning hair or adding dumbbell eyes. However, I have found that unless I add extra wax to the thread the fibers tend to separate from one another while I tie which is very frustrating. Hard to tie a nice head when half of the strand of thread is spinning separately. Part of the problem is likely the aluminum bobbin I use but other threads do not do this nearly as badly. I plan to switch to monofilament for tightly wound patterns.

    Response from: Orvis Customer Service Team
    Posted: 4/11/2013 12:08:10 PM

    Thank you for your feedback regarding this product. While we understand your frustration with the fibers separating, this is an issue common with all polyester threads. One way to avoid this happening is by spinning the bobbin to put a twist in the thread before wrapping. When this isn't done, the polyester unfurls due to the reverse twist being put into the thread by the rotation of the bobbin. As always, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Orvis Saltwater Thread - 12/31/2012
    By: from Northwest US

    This is a fine quality thread, it is strong and durable and perfect for tying those larger saltwater or salmon/steelhead flies.

  • 5/5

    Pattegrisen - Pink - 4/28/2011
    By: from The Netherlands

    Orvis G thread light pink is great for tying the pattegrisen. I like it ! Ad

  • 4/5

    Does the job. - 3/2/2011
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I'm not too thrilled about this particular product, but it does get the job done.

  • 5/5

    great thread - 1/1/2011
    By: from ft. lauderdale
    Top 500 Contributor

    This thread is great for tying saltwater flies.It is very strong and can be pulled down tight without breaking

  • 5/5


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