Making Silk Fly Lines
Special Thanks to Daniel Klepac for taking the time to put together a tutorial on how to furl silk fly lines!
Before fishing lines were braided, they were furled. Horse hair, some sort of grass and silk were the materials of the day. The difference between the silk line I made and how most furled leaders are made is the number of legs. Most furled leaders have two legs (strands). My silk line has three, this results in a more round shape.
The bits and pieces of “how to” were gathered from the web, nothing copyrighted or proprietary. I think most folks avoid silk lines due to cost of commercial lines, upkeep, and lack of DIY. I’m going to do my best to explain the process, if anything doesn’t make sense or you have any questions…let me know!
A full instruction sheet is here.
You can purchase Mini-Cones of Kimono Silk Thread from us here.
Daniel would love feedback (critiques, especially!); if you have input that we might be able to fold into the tutorial over time, please email us here at Golden Witch and let us know what you’ve learned!