Nano Silk

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Re: Nano Silk

Post by DUBBN » Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:08 pm

Roadkill wrote: 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.

Roadkill, even without using UV resin, the Nano looks very translucent on the hook. It is great for small patterns when bulk is an issue.

Is it worth the price tag that comes with it? I doubt it. Had it not been given to me, I doubt I would have bought any.

It is fun to play with, and has some merit.

Being Kevlar, it will eat up brass bobbin holders quickly. I wonder how ceramic tubed bobbin holders will hold up against it? Better, I am sure, but probably not indestructible.

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Re: Nano Silk

Post by letumgo » Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:28 pm

Wayne - Thank you for posting that video link. What a great addition. I had not seen that tip before. Very useful way of restoring a bobbin holder.

Learned something new... ;)
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Re: Nano Silk

Post by Roadkill » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:56 pm

Nano Silk is not Kevlar (poly-para-phenelyne-terephthalamide and won't melt like GSP). Nano Silk (GSP)is stronger than Kevlar...

https://globalflyfisher.com/tie-better/ ... ing-thread

NS sounds great for the tiniest flies!
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Re: Nano Silk

Post by Fishnkilts » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:23 pm

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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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Roadkill, even without using UV resin, the Nano looks very translucent on the hook. It is great for small patterns when bulk is an issue.

Is it worth the price tag that comes with it? I doubt it. Had it not been given to me, I doubt I would have bought any.

It is fun to play with, and has some merit.

Being Kevlar, it will eat up brass bobbin holders quickly. I wonder how ceramic tubed bobbin holders will hold up against it? Better, I am sure, but probably not indestructible.

[media]https://youtu.be/DJjhklpkF0M[/media]
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They recommend using a ceramic bobbin for Nano Silk.
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Re: Nano Silk

Post by DUBBN » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:28 am

Fishnkilts wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:23 pm


They recommend using a ceramic bobbin for Nano Silk.
The link i supplied gives me options. I like options. 😉
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Re: Nano Silk

Post by Mike62 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:19 am

I like learning new stuff; thanks for the video Dubbn.
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Re: Nano Silk

Post by Theroe » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:38 am

Our craft has so many options, choices and variables; yet we all come together and embrace these differences. Too bad the rest of the world doesn’t tie flies and fish.......

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Re: Nano Silk

Post by bearbutt » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:31 am

Theroe wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:38 am Too bad the rest of the world doesn’t tie flies and fish.......


I'm glad the rest of the world doesn’t tie flies and fish.......

FIFY.
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Re: Nano Silk

Post by Theroe » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:40 am

bearbutt wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:31 am
Theroe wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:38 am Too bad the rest of the world doesn’t tie flies and fish.......


I'm glad the rest of the world doesn’t tie flies and fish.......

FIFY.
A very good point, Mr.bb........... I remember very clearly what transpired after “the movie”.

fwiw, I was waning philosophically, due to my lack of fishing....Apologies to the FORUM GHILLIE, Mr.bb, et al...
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