WHAT IS NANO SILK FLY TYING THREAD?
For any given thickness Nano Silk is probably the strongest fly tying thread on the planet! Put simply Nano Silk is fine enough to tie on size 32 hooks and strong enough to bend a size 6 hook in the vice!
A MODERN THREAD FOR THE MODERN FLY TYER
Many fly tying threads were sourced from the textile industry many years ago and have remained unchanged ever since. Many of these threads are strong enough when used with caution but are prone to snapping at the most inconvenient time (usually just before you whip finish a fly that took 15 minutes to tie!).
Nano Silk is a modern hi-tech fibre sourced by the Semper Fli team which is coloured and spooled by us to provide the modern fly tyer with a thread to meet their needs.
WHAT CAN NANO SILK BE USED FOR?
The fact is it’s really up to you... but here are a few tips and tricks from the Semper Fli team to get you started.
Extra strength means flies can be tied “tighter” with more pressure meaning more resilient flies
Thread breakage is virtually eliminated
Minimum thickness means “thread build up” is no longer an issue. Slim bodied flies are possible even with many turns of silk as Nano Silk adds virtually no bulk.
When pulled tight Nano Silk can disappear into the dressing of a fly. Check out the parachute hackles tied using Nano Silk.
No need to varnish heads! A simple whip finish can be pulled tight and won’t come undone when fished.
Multi-strand structure means thread can be split to form dubbing loops.
Nano Silk is so fine it can doubled up midway through dressing a fly to form a dubbing loop without excess build up
On complex dressings with many steps half hitches or 2 turn whip finishes can be applied without fear of losing tension or excessive build up
Nano Silk is also stronger than many fly tying tools a ceramic fly tying bobbin is recommended