Split-Cane Fishing Rod Builders/Restorers
The entry into this world was indeed a new twist for Pipers Silks, but we have many satisfied customers around the globe now using our silks in traditional shades for whippings when restoring their split cane rods.
The picture shows handmade floats, Orange Avons, beautifully made by Paul Cook.
Paul uses our 4/20 Fine Twisted Silk, 90/2 Twisted Gloss Silk, 90/3 Twisted Gloss Silk and 80/3 Twisted Gloss Silks on his floats.
Paul also makes and restores split-cane fishing rods using our silks. Click on the link to visit Paul’s website and view his outstanding work www.aftofangling.net
4/20 Fine Twisted Silk, as the name suggests, is a fine silk thread, 60 denier – which may not mean much to fishermen, but it is used for intermediate whippings.
90/2 Twisted Gloss Silk is a ‘medium-sized thread which can be used for whipping rod rings.
90/3 and 80/3 Twisted Gloss Silks are ‘thick’ threads which can be used for whipping ferrules, and rod rings on heavier rods.
All the above silks are available in a range of traditional shades, whilst the Floss Silk is available in a much more comprehensive colour range.
Picture shows a Trout Fly using Pipers Silk Floss.
For those rod builders who require silk to look transparent, try using the light shades of Pale Cream 100 in 90/2 Twisted Gloss Silk and White in 90/2 Twisted Gloss Silk - see picture below
Above picture shows a Salmon Rod being wrapped in Pipers 90/2 Twisted Gloss Silk, Peony