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Nano Silk Tips & Tricks Nano Silk is an extruded Gel Spun Polyethylene with some secret ingredients which improve its strength adding to the Nano Silk difference. Extrusion of GSP threads is much like spaghe making, the “dough” in this case polyethylene is pushed through micro fine holes and stretched. In exactly the same way we can go into supermarkets and purchase the value ranges of spaghe made with standard flour and the quality spaghe made with high‐protein, finely milled "00" flour which is used by top chefs to produce the top spaghe . It is the top quality ingredients that are combined with our highest quality polyethylene that gives Nano Silk its addi onal strength over other GSP manufacturers. In Nano Silk you will find mul ple strands of ultra fine GSP (17 micro fine strands in the case of 12/0) which lay perfectly flat.

Bobbin Holders Like all GSP based threads Nano Silk should always be used with a ceramic bobbin holder. This is because the steel and brass of standard bobbin holders have micro sharp surfaces internally that can cut Nano Silk.

Waxing Like All GSP threads Nano Silk is a “slippy” material. Use so er waxes, there are many available in the market.

Cu ng Nano Silk Nano Silk is strong and harder than any tradi onal fly tying polyester and rayon threads Because of its strength it should not be cut with your scissors as it will make them blunt over me. Indeed the best way of protec ng your scissor investment is to keep a cra knife or single bladed razor at the side of your vice where it can be used to cut Nano Silk and other tough materials with the added advantage you can get in even closer than with even good quality arrow point scissors.

Dubbing Loops Nano Silk is fantas c for the crea on of dubbing loops to add dubbing to fly bodies. Simply form a loop of thread and use with your dubbing twister or split the Nano Silk and finely thread the dubbing and spin to trap the dubbing to add for your fly. Check Paul Procter’s excellent ps video.

Thread and Head Build Up With Nano Silk thread build up is never an issue even on the smallest of flies. Check out our video where we wind 50 Denier 12/0 Nano Silk 100 mes around the same small fly hook and there is no build up whatsoever. With Nano Silk you can be confident that the thread will not snap with a strength almost 4x more than tradi onal threads like Uni 8/0 with no difference in thread build up.

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