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New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:03 am
by ForumGhillie
I saw this posted on another forum...

https://morus-silk.com/about/?v=7516fd43adaa

I haven't had anytime to check it out.

Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:20 am
by Ron Eagle Elk
Their colors look good on my computer and the price is reasonable. I may have to order a few colors to experiment.

Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:03 pm
by ForumGhillie
Ron Eagle Elk wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:20 am
Their colors look good on my computer and the price is reasonable. I may have to order a few colors to experiment.
Ron,

Good... we need a "guinea pig". Keep us posted. :)

https://morus-silk.com/silk-filament/?v=7516fd43adaa

Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:01 pm
by flyfud1
This is probably against all the rules of the Brotherhood of the Flymph; however, I just use YLI white silk and color with a waterproof marker to anything I want. YLI 100 is about 30% finer than Persall's but it seems stronger to me.

Charlie Vestal

Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:17 pm
by ForumGhillie
flyfud1 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:01 pm
This is probably against all the rules of the Brotherhood of the Flymph; however, I just use YLI white silk and color with a waterproof marker to anything I want. YLI 100 is about 30% finer than Persall's but it seems stronger to me.

Charlie Vestal
If my memory serves mw right, I believe I read some where YLI100 is slightly thicker (denier) than Pearsall's Gossamer was. I have both but I have never bothered mic'ing them. I could be mistaken.

Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:27 pm
by redietz
Good to know!

Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:06 pm
by bearbutt
flyfud1 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:01 pm
I just use YLI white silk and color with a waterproof marker to anything I want. YLI 100 is about 30% finer than Persall's but it seems stronger to me.

LOL--I just dip mine in the glass of Oloroso I am drinking--instant 6B!

bb

Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:04 am
by Old Hat
Seems a little spendy to me and only available as an oversees purchase. Let us know Ron if you trying it out.

Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:46 am
by driftless
Re: Silk sizes.

A couple of rod makers tested Pearsall's Gossamer, YLI 100 & others. In a 1/2 inch wrapping, Pearsall's Gossamer did it in 108 turns, YLI 100 in 103 turns. The YLI is ever so slightly thicker than the Pearsall's Gossamer. Pearsall's Naples is 87 wraps for the half inch, so it's much thicker than the YLI 100.

I've used the YLI 100 to wrap rods & tie flies. It's is really a nice thread and it is available in lots of nice colors.

Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:43 am
by Old Hat
I have been playing with a lot of different silks lately. I've grown rather fond of the Kimono 100 which is a smaller diameter than Pearsall's, has a great sheen and a lot of good colors. The only issue is that it is on big spools that won't fit any of the normal bobbin holders. I use Norvise bobbin holders at home so not an issue for me but won't fit bobbin holders. Works great for small block made dubbing ropes though.