Hi Mike, It was snowing hard in Bend today. We are going to go directly from winter to the 4th of July. Aloha.
Henry posted this link about the loop construction. The info is part of Dan Blanton's web site. Get Looped http://www.danblanton.com/gettinglooped.html That's actually a nice salutation: Get Looped, Wes P.S. I am giving myself the challenge to create braided nylon loops from the 6-pound Gudebrod C-Thru. Haven't a clue yet what I'd use them for. On 4/14/09, Michael Bliss <flyfish...@gmail.com> wrote: > > So Wes are you making loop connectors for your fly lines? If you are > I would be interested in the process. I have been using the braided > leaders for some time and love them but the connections to the fly > line are not how I would like them yet. > > Mike > > > On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 9:48 AM, Wes Wada <w...@wadaworks.com> wrote: > > > > The Gudebrod C-Thru product arrived yesterday, and I have been playing > > with the material. If you took the standard braided nylon material > > used for making loops, and scaled it down using smaller diameter nylon > > fibers, then you can visualize the product. > > > > The braided loop material is commonly available in 35-pound and 50-pound > test. > > > > The C-Thru material is 25yd. spools of 17, 8, or 6 pound. I ordered > > the 8 and 6. > > > > The breaking strength listing is very deceptive, as I haven't been > > able to break the 8 pound test with my hands. It is very sturdy > > stuff, tightly braided. > > > > The 8 pound is .019 diameter, and about 1/16", about the same as many > > butt sections of leaders. Indeed, you could easily have a quick > > substitute for a furled leader butt using this stuff. > > > > The 6 pound test is .015 diameter, about 50% thicker than 1/32". > > > > I am not sure what types and sizes of dacron are used for blind eye > > hooks, but the C-Thru would make a very good alternative. > > > > The source for the material, available in single spools, is Land of Odds: > > > > 6-pound C-Thru > > http://www.landofodds.com/servlet/Detail?no=28074 > > > > 8-pound C-Thru > > http://www.landofodds.com/servlet/Detail?no=28075 > > > > 17-pound C-Thru > > http://www.landofodds.com/servlet/Detail?no=28076 > > > > > > If anybody has further questions, just contact me offline. > > > > > > Wes Wada > > Bend, Oregon > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > On 4/11/09, Wes Wada <w...@wadaworks.com> wrote: > >> I have found a source to order single spools of 6# and 8# Gudebrod > >> C-Thru. The order should arrive any day now, and I will report on the > >> product and source. > >> > >> > >> Wes > >> > > > > > > > > > > > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the "VFB Mail" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to vfb-mail-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/vfb-mail?hl=en VFB Mail is sponsored by Line's End Inc at http://www.linesend.com -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---