PLEASE NOTE: In order to post on the Board you need to have registered. To register please email paul@sexyloops.com including your real name and username. Registration takes less than 24hrs, unless Paul is fishing deep in the jungle!

Braid for Snakehead.

Moderators: Viking Lars, Magnus

User avatar
Lasse Karlsson
Posts: 3748
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:40 pm
Location: There, and back again
Contact:

Braid for Snakehead.

#11

Post by Lasse Karlsson » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:19 am

Thanks Graeme, with additiv right?

Cheers
Lasse
Your friendly neighbourhood flyslinger

http://www.karlssonflyfishing.com

***Bring Mark back!!!!!! ***

User avatar
Graeme H
Posts: 1657
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:54 pm
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Braid for Snakehead.

#12

Post by Graeme H » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:14 am

Yep, the additive is a little varnish.

Soak the leader in the mixture so that it penetrates throughout, then hang the leader to dry for three to four weeks.
FFi CCI

User avatar
Lasse Karlsson
Posts: 3748
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:40 pm
Location: There, and back again
Contact:

Braid for Snakehead.

#13

Post by Lasse Karlsson » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:44 am

Hi Graeme

Have you tried viping the excess oil of after soaking it? Should cut down the drying time dramatically.
Are you hanging them outside? UV speeds up the drying time too.

The additive makes the oil dry faster, and turn it into a varnish, it also halts the penetration abilties of the oil. That hardly matters with braid though :blush:

Gotta try those leaders!

Cheers
Lasse
Your friendly neighbourhood flyslinger

http://www.karlssonflyfishing.com

***Bring Mark back!!!!!! ***

User avatar
piffilus
Posts: 175
Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:04 pm
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Contact:

Braid for Snakehead.

#14

Post by piffilus » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:58 pm

I know that dictum.com sells swedish raw, cold-bleached linseed oil. I guess that it is as low viscosity as in normal raw linseed oil, which is good for penetration. But it dries in 8 days instead of 3-4 weeks. Boiled linseed oil dries faster still, I think but has less penetration. I haven't used the cold-bleached oil but I think I will some day for wood at least, but maybe for leader making if I come to that.

https://www.dictum.com/en/oils-dbf/lino ... 1-l-705275

User avatar
Graeme H
Posts: 1657
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:54 pm
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Braid for Snakehead.

#15

Post by Graeme H » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:16 pm

Lasse Karlsson wrote:Hi Graeme

Have you tried viping the excess oil of after soaking it? Should cut down the drying time dramatically.
Are you hanging them outside? UV speeds up the drying time too.

The additive makes the oil dry faster, and turn it into a varnish, it also halts the penetration abilties of the oil. That hardly matters with braid though :blush:

Gotta try those leaders!

Cheers
Lasse
G'day Lasse,

Yes, I sometimes wipe off the oil, but not for the purpose of quicker drying. I do it only to modify the final weight of the leader.

That dried boiled linseed oil adds the desired mass to the braid, helping it match the mass distribution of the fly line. Wiping off too much will have a negative impact. For some leaders, I'll even put a second coating on all or part of it.

It's important to remember that the oil/varnish is not just something to protect the braid. The leader doesn't work without that ingredient. In silk fly lines, it provides mass in the same way that the PVC coating provides mass on modern fly lines.

Cheers,
Graeme
FFi CCI

User avatar
Lasse Karlsson
Posts: 3748
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:40 pm
Location: There, and back again
Contact:

Braid for Snakehead.

#16

Post by Lasse Karlsson » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:41 pm

Hi Graeme

I understood that it was to add weight and durability to the braid, its just that one normally wipes of excess oil when coating wood, because the excess prolongs the drying time significantly, and since you where drying yours for 3-4 weeks, I just wondered if that could be the reason :)

Cheers
Lasse
Your friendly neighbourhood flyslinger

http://www.karlssonflyfishing.com

***Bring Mark back!!!!!! ***

User avatar
Paul Arden
Site Admin
Posts: 12459
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:20 am
Location: Belum Rainforest
Contact:

Braid for Snakehead.

#17

Post by Paul Arden » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:28 am

Let me know if I can help...
Yes that would be fantastic Lasse. I can send you a leader in exchange :)

Thanks, Paul
It's an exploration; bring a flyrod.

Flycasting Definitions

User avatar
Paul Arden
Site Admin
Posts: 12459
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:20 am
Location: Belum Rainforest
Contact:

Braid for Snakehead.

#18

Post by Paul Arden » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:29 am

I use this address in Malaysia-

PAUL ARDEN
BANDARIANG ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION
NO 26A KAMPUNG BANDARIANG
C/O MONHD SAHRILL
GERIK PERAK
MALAYSIA 33320
It's an exploration; bring a flyrod.

Flycasting Definitions

User avatar
Graeme H
Posts: 1657
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:54 pm
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Braid for Snakehead.

#19

Post by Graeme H » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:17 pm

Oh, I now see why this thread started up. I didn't realise there was a front page about these leaders. I guess it's even more important for me to make that video about them now.

I'll see what I can do over the weekend.

Cheers,
Graeme
FFi CCI

User avatar
Paul Arden
Site Admin
Posts: 12459
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:20 am
Location: Belum Rainforest
Contact:

Braid for Snakehead.

#20

Post by Paul Arden » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:22 pm

That would be great Graeme! :D

I’m making one now :cool:

Cheers, Paul
It's an exploration; bring a flyrod.

Flycasting Definitions

Post Reply

Return to “Tackle”