UNI Products J.G. Côté Inc. started when Mr. Jean-Guy Côté, a well-known fly-tier was looking for innovative products to tie his flies. He decided to spool his original discovery, a thread with improved tying characteristics when compared with existing market offerings. At first Jean-Guy only intended to share the new product with his fly-tying friends, but soon the demand increased to the point where he decided to do it in full time. In 1989 he founded UNI Products J.G. Côté Inc.. The product line grew each year so that we now offer over 27 different products (UNI-Thread, UNI-Floss, UNI-Stretch, UNI-Mylar, etc.) with more than 800 different item codes, for example 6/0 Uni-Thread available in 25 colors. UNI exports spooled tying materials to more than 30 countries through 80 distributors.
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. Our production capacity allows us to deliver orders within a 2-day time frame.
In 2006, UNI’s founder, Jean-Guy Côté, lost a courageous battle against cancer. Having worked with Jean-Guy for ten years, the new owner, Martin Lépine, assisted by his brother and co-owner, Sylvain Lépine, are in a good position to maintain UNI’s enviable reputation for outstanding service and product quality. In order to preserve UNI’s innovative leadership in the field of spooled fly-tying products, we will continue to work closely with our suppliers, distributors, and fly-tiers.
Welcome to the fly and tacklebox! The FlyBox was started as a hobby business in 1969 by Al Egerton who later sold it and then repurchased it in 1997.