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Thread color suggestions for dark green blanks?
Posted by: Mike Bernazzani (---.res-cmts.mlf.ptd.net)
Date: January 22, 2023 02:45PM

I am sure folks have asked before, but I am terrible at choosing these. I have a pair of "Urban Green" glossy CTS Nymph rods to build, and am wondering what would be a good color choice. (Blank, think kind of forest green).
I have some green jasper-type thread, but perhaps just a nice black. Any ideas welcome, sorry if has been covered a dozen times before. I did pull up some similar threads with a search, but not with green.

Thanks all.

Mike B



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Re: Thread color suggestions for dark green blanks?
Posted by: Daryl Ferguson (---)
Date: January 22, 2023 02:52PM

You can see the blank for yourself on Mudhole's website, but I built the MB843 in metallic lime green. It's far for what I would call LIME. It's more of a forest. Anyway, I used chocolate thread. I thought it turned up pretty decent looking. It's definitely more on the subdued side. I would think black would be good too. Or, you can always do what interior paint decorators do and pick a thread that's a two or three shades brighter.

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Re: Thread color suggestions for dark green blanks?
Posted by: david taylor (---)
Date: January 22, 2023 03:40PM

Why not take a cue from Winston?

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Re: Thread color suggestions for dark green blanks?
Posted by: Sam Stoner (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: January 22, 2023 11:34PM

Pro Wrap 216 (tangerine) - replacement for old Gudebrod 257 (rust). Apply is without CP and it will be a rustic brown/copper/rusty color that compliments most shades of green or blue blanks. If used with CP it will keep much of the orange character like it appears on the spool. It looks good with CP - but better without CP IMO.

Also try Pro Wrap 740 Copper; 755 (chestnut) also looks very nice against as forest green blank.

Sam Stoner

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Re: Thread color suggestions for dark green blanks?
Posted by: El Bolinger (---.bstnma.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 23, 2023 12:01AM

I vote Sam Stoner

I'm going to be making an emerald green rod with gold guides and trim - still gotta figure out main thread and grips and seat - but I'm liking the ideas above - I can see chocolate with the gold guides working well together.

Building rods in MA, daydreaming of fishing in CA

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Re: Thread color suggestions for dark green blanks?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: January 23, 2023 12:50AM

Any color you see in nature's flowers goes with green, earth colors, golden rod or orange with no CP. Deep red like Garnet is a favorite, like gold and especially copper trim. I bet many of the blues would be striking, had a request for a dark blue with Lamiglas' dark forest green blank years ago I liked.



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Re: Thread color suggestions for dark green blanks?
Posted by: Rick Handrick (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: January 23, 2023 07:42AM

I really like Orange and green together

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Re: Thread color suggestions for dark green blanks?
Posted by: Mike Bernazzani (---.44.52.166.res-cmts.mlf.ptd.net)
Date: January 25, 2023 06:25AM

Thanks all! Winston, hadn't thought of that. Some great ideas here.
Mike B

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Re: Thread color suggestions for dark green blanks?
Posted by: Mike Ballard (---.cust.tzulo.com)
Date: January 25, 2023 01:14PM

Dark green. Regular nylon No color preserver. Blends in well and has a nice translucence.

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Re: Thread color suggestions for dark green blanks?
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: January 25, 2023 03:17PM

I like that combination. Gold is an excellent trim color to go with dark green. You can also use a light metallic green along with the gold to provide a nice contrast.
As others have said, I prefer plain nylon with no color preserver. I prefer the translucent look you get with this combination.

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Re: Thread color suggestions for dark green blanks?
Posted by: Chris Jaenke (---)
Date: January 25, 2023 09:19PM

I built a glossy green 5wt fly rod, and my BIL chose the thread. He chose Chartreuse and it turned out really really nice.

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