Nano Silk Ultra 30D 18/0 is considered the professional level being the finest of the range. 30d is also known as 18/0 – that is really very small fly tying thread. Nano Silk Ultra 30D 18/0 has all the strength you would expect from this premier thread. It is 10 times stronger than steel of the same diameter! Nano Silk Ultra 30D 18/0 is fine enough for size 16 to 32 flies whilst still retaining its strength. Although Nano Silk Ultra 30D 18/0 is a fine thread it can be split down further if required so dubbing making dubbing much easier!
Nano Silk Ultra 30D 18/0 is designed for micro flies down to size 32, however do not be fooled, Nano Silk Ultra 30D 18/0 is stronger than 8/0 polyester thread yet is less than 1/20th of the diameter. As a result it can be used for any fly where you do not want to see your thread.
Because Nano Silk lays perfectly flat you get no thread build up. Indeed check out our Youtube video where we put 100 wraps on a hook and still had no head buildup!
1 - rotate anti-clockwise to untwist and lay perfectly flat. With just 2 or 3 light wraps of Nano Silk over foam you can then tighten and tie in foams or materials that would cut easily.
2 - use white Nano Silk and simply color the last 4 inches (100mm) of thread for heads in a visible color
Not all GSP threads are the same as strength tests show. We use the highest quality materials to ensure that there are no tangles and that it produces the smoothest and strongest GSP on the market in each size band. Search for Global Fly Fisher Thread Chart to see independent evidence!.
There are 100m / 109 yards (approx.) per spool of Nano Silk 200 Denier 3/0 Big Game White.