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Nano Silk

Post by DUBBN » Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:10 pm

I have been experimenting with Nano Silk 18/0. I am trying it on size 22 and 24 midge emergers.

This hot spot is a size 22.

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The others are size 24 Top Secrets developed by Pat Dorsey
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Splits easy for the Split Thread technique as well.
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Re: Nano Silk

Post by letumgo » Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:31 pm

Herl looks like hackle when you get this small. Impressive. I’d definitely need my magnifying glasses to tye that small.
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Re: Nano Silk

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:31 pm

letumgo wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:31 pm Herl looks like hackle when you get this small. Impressive. I’d definitely need my magnifying glasses to tye that small.
I'd need a magnifying glass to tie it on a tippet.
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Re: Nano Silk

Post by Theroe » Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:25 pm

SHEESH - I need a magnifying glass just to THINK about them!!
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Re: Nano Silk

Post by Roadkill » Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:32 pm

DUBBN,

Love the flies!! 8-)
Have you compared the Nano Silk to their Spider Thread?
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Re: Nano Silk

Post by davidriley » Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:40 am

I tie all my flies with a magnifying glass and have tied as small as size 28. However after spending more time on the bank trying to get the things out of my fly box then tying on my leader I decided life is too short. Quite a bit short in my case.
I now only tie #20 very occasionally and usually stop at #18 but tie them ‘short’. I have also trained all the fish I target to get used to larger mouthfuls.

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Re: Nano Silk

Post by DUBBN » Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:27 pm

Roadkill wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:32 pm DUBBN,

Love the flies!! 8-)
Have you compared the Nano Silk to their Spider Thread?
I have never used the Spider Thread.

A couple spools of the Nano were given to me, and I just had to try it out. I like it, but for me, the micro patterns are all I will use it on.
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Re: Nano Silk

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:23 pm

Wayne,

What is the color of the Nano silk you used for these flies? Are you then coating it with UV Cure?

There is a great shine, especially on the Hot Spot Midge.


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Re: Nano Silk

Post by DUBBN » Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:02 pm

FlyFisherMann1955 wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:23 pm Wayne,

What is the color of the Nano silk you used for these flies? Are you then coating it with UV Cure?

There is a great shine, especially on the Hot Spot Midge.


Thanks- Ken
Ken, I used Brown Nano Silk for both patterns. The top fly does have UV Resin. The Hot Spot is Veevus Ornage 16/0
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Re: Nano Silk

Post by Roadkill » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:28 am

DUBBN,

I am only using the Spider Thread on small flies as well.

Looking into Nano Silk, I know I will probably never buy any after learning it is just a fancy name for small GSP. I use GSP or Kevlar on many of my saltwater flies or for spinning hair.
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