Kudos Award 1999

UNI Products :
The best of the best.

This is the only criteria the jury of the 1999 Kudo Awards from FlyRod & Reel were considering in the selection of this year's winners.

All members of the industry would know what you and I, fly tiers and fly fishers, migth not know, the Kudo awards are to the fishing industry what the Academy Award are to the movie industry.

So every year, the editors of the magazine ask members of the Kodu jury, " In your opinion, what items of tackle now generally available rise head and shoulders above the competition ? " No categories for best rod, best waders, best tippet material. Just the best of the best.

Well, UNI Products' Uni-Thread has been recognize by the industry leaders as the best of the best.
"... a tying thread (Uni-thread) that is simply superior, no matter the pattern you're assembling.. ".

Congratulation Jean-Guy
and all your team.

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Tying thread is the sine that binds a fly pattern, it is the heart of the art. UNI Products, a small Canadian company in Ste-Mélanie, Québec knows thread and knows fly-tying. Uni exports more than 1,200,000 spooled tying materials to more than 30 countries and 80 distributors.

Under the creative direction of Jean-Guy Côté, Uni has been testing, researching and spooling material for over 17 years. Uni's product line includes floss, yarns, metallic and mylar tinsels. Uni's R&D came up with the new pumpkin-orange Uni-Stretch floss for tying Gray Ghost Streamers matching perfectly the original pattern tied by Mrs Carrie G. Stevens in the 1920s.

Uni offers 27 different products with more than 800 different item codes. For example 6/0 Uni-thread is available in 23 colors. Uni has developed a unique waxing method eliminating excessive residue that clogs bobbins, leaving the thread with a surface texture that grabs and holds tying materials.

Uni is a UNIque company serving the tier; his Kudo recognizes Uni's diligence in producing a remarkable tying thread. Thanks both to Uni and to Jean-Guy.

Adapted from an article published in FlyRod & Reel, january/february 1999.