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drey 01-16-2010 06:44 PM

Horses' hair
Do you know that at first they made the fly fishing line from horses' hair? I can't imagine using horses' hair for my fishing line. Was it strong enough to bear the hard fighting trout?

Greylinglover 01-17-2010 06:03 AM

I'm sure they braided it to get it to be strong enough. There is probably some of the old line floating around somewhere. You know horse's hair doesn't deteriorate to readily.

Bandit 01-17-2010 10:31 AM

This is an interesting fact that you posted here. Greylinglover maybe right, they might have braided those long tresses to make a longer and stronger fishing line.

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