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Old 01-16-2010, 06:44 PM
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Default 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?
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:03 AM
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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.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:31 AM
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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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