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.
Small – 1/0 through 4/0 Hook
Med – 4/0 through 6/0
Large – 6/0 and Larger Hook