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Matt Arciaga
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Does anyone have a questimate on what silk gut # test is? I think i depends on how many strands. sub question, if you were shooting for a # test on a gut what would it be?


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Darned interesting question.

God that stuff is EXPENSIVE, but for 'blind eye ties' you just grit your teeth and sign the cheque. Will be interesting to see where this thread goes.

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Matt Arciaga
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I use a 3 strand nylon that I overhand braid as I need it that is good for 25# all day long, just did another dead weight test tied in to an AJ, I forgot about it and it sat there under 25# for like 3 hours... $1 an inch my arse!
 

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Failto.im interested in why would you braid it instead
of twisting...?....just curious..
Thanks bud..
the nylon crap doesn't stay twisted very well even when you soak twist, stretch, twist. I could just use dacron i guess... More hoping someone would be able to answer the silk strength would be... 10#, 20#, 30#... :Eyecrazy::eek::Eyecrazy:
 

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Im not sure your twisting it correctly.
As inthe # ,it all depends on species in mind.
Salmon /20-30#
I personally wouldnt want break off a gut. Or sub..
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Probably not all the time, I had some stuff that stayed together great I just can only replicate it 1/3 of the time so I just braid it, its a softer loop...
 
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