I too find the first two reviews to be confusing, it is like they are reviewing some other product. I have been tying flies for more than 50 years and at least 40 of those years included spinning hair. When one is use to spinning hair with 3/0 thread, this Kevlar is a most wonderful improvement. I found it to be very strong with a great surface that allows the thread to be tightened by allowing it to slip past the hair as I pull for an even tighter crimp. I did test the strength of the thread after reading the other reviews and was able to break it after allowing it to slide across the hook point.
March 1, 2014
First off, the other reviews for this product are completely wrong. You are doing something completely wrong if you are snapping this thread. And yes, it is a stranded thread, but so are many of the others. If you have been tying long enough, you will learn how to use that thread separation to your advantage.
Anyway, this is a very good product. Excellent when tying with deer hair or elk hair. You will bend the hook before you break the thread.
September 26, 2011
Buy at your own risk
I can't recommend this thread to anyone. A very heavy stiff, non workable rope like material.
March 25, 2010
Use at own risk
I bought this kevlar thread with the idea of tying some bass bugs and large streamers.
First, I am completely disappointed in the thread's performance. It often separates into strands and becomes difficult to wrap.
Second, even though this is supposed to be very strong, it is not. I have snapped this thread more than once and I consider myself an accomplished tyer.
Third, and I can not stress this enough, I would not use this thread ever again. Do not buy this product and I do not recommend this to a foe much less a friend.
Use at your own risk!
February 18, 2008