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Gudebrod Thread "replacement".
Posted by: Scott Hunt (---.sub-174-194-4.myvzw.com)
Date: June 08, 2017 08:57AM

I dropped out of building several years ago. Looking to start back! I was always a Gudebrod user. For those out there who were the same, what thread have you found to be the best replacement?

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Re: Gudebrod Thread "replacement".
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: June 08, 2017 09:06AM

Scott,
There are a dozen threads on the market these days.

Buy the one or ones that you like and enjoy them. They all work.

Good luck

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Re: Gudebrod Thread "replacement".
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.adr02.mskg.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: June 08, 2017 10:18AM

Pro Wrap from Mudhole.com is a good place to start. Their nylon threads are fine, have that little bit of stretch that we like in nylon. Very good color selection. Their regular metallics are quite hard to handle, not as good as Gudebrod. Their up-level metallics probably handle better, but don't have the right colors, iMHO. But Mudhole sells other metallics. I've also used Fuji threads, polyester, I believe, and they handle well and look very bright and nice. I only have experience with A size, which is right for most fresh water rods. But Roger is right. There are many more that I have not mentioned because I have no experience with them.

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Re: Gudebrod Thread "replacement".
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.adr02.mskg.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: June 08, 2017 10:19AM

If you have some specific Gudebrod colors you're interested in, mention it here and you may find one of the sponsors on the left have some in stock.

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Re: Gudebrod Thread "replacement".
Posted by: Dennis Danku (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: June 08, 2017 02:11PM

There is no replacement for Gudebrod. It was made in the U.S.A. The next best thread was Rice, and Merrick Tackle. But, like Mike said, if you have a color and size you might get lucky.

Dennis J. Danku
(Sayreville,NJ)

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Re: Gudebrod Thread "replacement".
Posted by: Roger Templon (---.aoo.pa.atlanticbb.net)
Date: June 08, 2017 07:09PM

I mostly use ProWrap and Fuji threads. ProWrap has the best selection of colors available and I choose ProWrap when color selection matters. Otherwise I choose The Fuji thread because you can't beat the quality of any of their threads, and I especially like their NoCP threads! I still have a good selection of the older Gudebrod thread in both reg nylon and metallic and wish it were still being made. I have also used some Anglers Workshop thread (their own colors) that I also like.

Rog

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Re: Gudebrod Thread "replacement".
Posted by: Barry Weaver (---.hsd1.pa.comcast.net)
Date: June 10, 2017 10:00PM

Give Fuji thread a try. Very consistent and really looks good.

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Re: Gudebrod Thread "replacement".
Posted by: chris newkirk (205.204.248.---)
Date: June 13, 2017 01:07AM

Check Mudhole's website or latest catalog. I believe I remember seeing in one of the two where they have a new color matching system for Prowrap that denotes color matches for some Gudebrod colors (and a few other brands), if your're trying to match new thread to the old Gudebrod

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Re: Gudebrod Thread "replacement".
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: June 13, 2017 11:39PM

The Angler's thread was Rice thread, strange how the quality of Gudebrod thread got legendary after you could no longer get it, wasn't so when it was easy to find, at least in my corner of the world.

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Re: Gudebrod Thread "replacement".
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 14, 2017 12:13AM

To me Gudebrod was just thread, nothing special about it. I have used must brands of rod wrapping thread (not embroidery thread), and find them all about the same. Never really had problems wrapping with any of them.
Norm

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