Orvis Thread Size 8/0 (Sizes 8-16)

This great fly tying thread is available in 13 colours.


Ties neater dries and nymphs because this fly tying thread doesn't build up. 100% poly thread grabs and holds materials. In white, yellow, brown, tan, drk brn, red, lt. olive, grey, maroon, olive, orange, black, pale yellow. 100 yards per spool.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 15 reviews


14 of 15 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Great thread at great price - 4/14/2015
    By: from Taft ,Ca.

    I just started tying flies and so I looked around the area and got some thread but wasn't much choice. I ordered this thread in several colors and it was much cheaper than at the other store. Even with the shipping it was cheaper.

  • 5/5

    Great thread for dries and nymphs - 12/23/2014
    By: from Rochester, N.H.

    I'm a little "heavy handed" at times lashing calftail or calf body hair to the hook of small Wulff style flies (#16-20). Been looking for quite awhile for a strong thread in 8/0 size. This thread holds up to my rough tying. No bulk at all. Really like this thread. Will be buying more. Another quality item from Orvis.

  • 5/5

    best fly-tying thread - 11/7/2014
    By: from Golden, CO

    I've used a few other threads lately because I have a shop right down the road from my house that doesn't carry Orvis products and get so frustrated at how thick and/or weak other threads are. The Orvis thread is nice and thin, easy to work with, doesn't fray... can even tie size 22 flies with 8/0 and still get a clean end product. Only thread I will tie with.

  • 5/5

    Great dry fly thread - 11/3/2014
    By: from North Carolina
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I always use this thread when I tie on hook sizes 16-6, but I will also use on #2 hooks. Overall great thread.

  • 5/5

    thread - 1/2/2014
    By: from michigan

    excellent quality. orvis has the colors that i was looking for.

  • 5/5

    Excellent Fly-Tying Thread - 10/31/2013
    By: from Alexandria, VA
    Top 10 Contributor

    Despite minor spool (plastic) and label (no hole; often falls off) issues, the thread is excellent. It’s everything it should be in terms of strength and material hold. For me, the basis of many great flies.

  • 4/5

    Good Thread, but... - 5/29/2013
    By: from MD suburbs of DC
    Top 250 Contributor

    It's good thread, but with a cheap plastic spool that often times has no place to lock-in the thread when you are done tying. I also wish they had a better labeling system that is not as apt to, well, fall off. If you use a fly tying station like I do with metal rods to store your thread on, you have to punch a hole in the label before it will go on the rod. The bobbin will also punch a hole in the label. Both of these leave you continually trying to hold the label in place so you will know what size the thread is. Other threads don't have this problem. Good thread that needs a spool and label that meets Orvis' standards. Orvis should AT LEAST switch to a label with a pre-punched hole in it to save some of the hassle. I should probably have rated this 3 stars - though this didn't seem like it would have properly reflected on the quality of the thread.

  • 4/5

    Good strength - 9/10/2012
    Top 500 Contributor

    Have tied about 15 flies with this so far and no problems. Would buy more.

  • 5/5

    Excellent Thread - 2/28/2012
    By: from Arthurdale, WV

    Thread works very well, is strong and also flattens out nicely. Highly recommend.

  • 5/5

    Speedy delivery - 2/21/2012
    By: from Wiltshire, UK

    The product was exactly what I wanted but the most impressive part was the speed of delivery. Great service.

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