I have been using this thread for years and have no complaints. I do mostly use mono thread but some of my flies I like the colored heads...I am a little fussy like that. The fly master plus lets you put some torque down on those pike flies so your flies turn out rock solid and with the gluing and and epoxy it would give superman a hernia just to pull them apart. You may have your favorite threads to use and these are mine. I like to use 3/0 at times as well. Check out Danville's web site and have a look around who knows you might find something new you like! http://www.danvillechenille.com Tight Lines !!!