Nano Silk Thread 12/0

by: Semperfli | Item#: TW-151120-0000
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Semperfli Nano Silk Thread 12/0
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Description

This thread is a stranded form of GSP which has incredible strength for its size. Advertised as "almost unbreakable", it allows tying techniques never before possible while minimizing thread build-up on small flies. It is loosely twisted so, unlike other GSP threads, can be split for dubbing loops if desired, although it is fine enough to be doubled for loops without excessive build-up. The white thread takes marker colors easily. This 50 denier thread has a breaking strength of 67 oz. (1.90 kg). 50 meters per spool. See Other Details for suggestions about tying.

Other Details

Because GSP fibers are quite tough, they can damage the blade edge on fine scissors and stainless bobbins. The makers recommend using a ceramic bobbin and cutting with a razor blade. Nano Silk will take most dubbing waxes and this helps the thread stay in place as well as serve as a great dubbing thread. Although it is tough enough to make durable flies without a coating of head cement, UV cure and water-based cements can be used for appearance or texture. Solvent-based glues and coatings are not recommended as they might impair the fibers' strength.

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Initially Skeptical..But Now Convinced

Reviewer: from Charlottesville, VA

I resisted trying this thread for a few years. I just thought it was not worth the price. I have since started using it for smaller comparaduns and sparkle duns. The thin diameter and insane strength of this thread really makes setting the wings easy on these types of flies.

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By far the best and strongest thread on the market, period.

Reviewer: from Springville, UT.

Comparing "apples to apples", Nano Silk Thread is by far the best and strongest thread on the market, period. Works like any other GSP but this stuff is smooth as silk. It's strength allows for tying techniques not possible with standard threads. Use caution with this thread because it can and will bend/break hooks, slice through materials and it can easily pull hooks out of tying vises... Semperfli's Fly Tyers Wax is strongly recommended for use with all Nano Silk Thread sizes. The Nano Silk Thread is so slick that starting the thread on a hook is difficult because it will slip off under tension, the wax helps to start the Nano Silk and makes the thread stick to the hook like glue.

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Ok

Reviewer: from Missouri

Decent thread , splits easy for dubbing, strong. Don't know about all colors but the red will stain a ceramic bobbin and when a lighter color thread is used after it will bleed into the the lighter thread. Only thread I've used so far that does this.

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Very Strong

Reviewer: from New Jersey

This could be my new tying tread . Small diameter and very strong .Semperfli produces quality material .

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