A) Twisted Silk Gut

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11/2/2016   Our best silk gut harvest ever.  In stock.

The picture above is current as of 12-17-2012. These were hatched from eggs (here) about 10 days ago. They will grow alarmingly fast from their 1/2″ size now to over 3″ early in Jan. They were the diameter of a human hair and less than 1/16″ long when hatched and will have increased roughly 10,000 times in size when they are ready to spin.  We should have plenty of twisted gut shortly.

This is authentic Silk Worm Gut but no longer from Spain. We finally ran out of the Gut I was fortunate enough to obtain. You will receive one piece of twisted gut approximately 12″ long. The length is determined by the length of the original sections but they will run from about a foot long. Available in 3 sizes. The specific diameter will vary slightly as this gut was not manufactured on a machine to exact tolerances but stretched and finished by hand in my basement. Click on Spain’s Silkworm Gut and Growing Your own Silkworm Gut to see an interesting National Geographic article on how it’s made and one by my Friend Jim Blais on how to do it yourself. I use a Kelson style Gut Twisting Machine with a couple modern attachments in order to get a true rope twist. The finished product is authentic as you can get.
Suggested sizes:

Small – 1/0 through 4/0 Hook 

Med – 4/0 through 6/0

Large – 6/0 and Larger Hook 

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3 reviews for A) Twisted Silk Gut

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    the best quality silk worm gut on the market, if your wanting the real deal this silk gut is of the highest quality. i’m a stickler for quality materials on my flies which includes the gut eyes. I will only use gut from john on all my flies because of this high quality product he sells

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Having the luxury of living close to John, I have seen the care he takes in putting this product to market. From growing the caterpillars and ensuring the optimal environmental settings are maintained, to feeding, and then ultimately producing the product.

    This is exceptional gut!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    John’s silkworm gut is by far the best…nothing else even close.

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