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Old 04-11-2012, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: How they made gut leaders

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Originally Posted by Red Owl View Post
You can still buy silk lines for about $150 which really isn't that high given what it takes to make them however it always seemed like a lot of maintenance to keep them in good shape. How do they preform compared to the better lines of today?
Actually (lighter-'shorter' rod weights) extremely well ..... but only on a Baby Boo. A total waste on a plastic rod ... zero Penashe (sp?) there.

As for silk gut it really will put a hole in your credit card; Dear God that stuff is expensive. But if you're doing 'Blind Eye' flies (big ones) ties, its the way to go. Huge 'Wow Factor' especially in Presentation Level (none of mine) flies.
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