Vintage Silkworm Gut For Sale

A friend and fellow fly tier, Roger Plourde, of Plainville, Connecticut, has vintage silkworm gut for sale. He says he has enough to support me posting an announcement here so I am presenting a couple photos of the vintage cards and the information to go about placing an order. Roger is one of the contributing fly tiers for my upcoming book, Favorite Fishing Flies – 1892, and he has already completed his patterns and I must say they are extremely well-tied. He and friend Paul Rossman cooperated to dye some of the materials for the flies that Roger was tying, and they even used antique methods, like dyeing with onion skins to obtain certain colors. Well, I am digressing, but Roger is a very good fly tier and I was pleased to have his participation in my book, which is still in the stage of continuing work.

This gut is the same brand that I have used for antique fly replications that I have previously posted here.

Photos below:

This is antique silkworm gut, made by Ataka and Co. Ltd. in occupied Japan, so that dates it to post World War II. Roger Plourde has these carded coils of gut for sale in different sizes. This photo was taken with flash.

4# Silkworm gut, photo taken without flash. The actual color of the cards is more yellowed as in the flash photo.

If interested in ordering any of this gut, contact Roger Plourde at:

His inventory presently contains these sizes: 3 – 4 – 6 – 12 – 15 lb.test cards of 10 yds. for $15.00 per card. There is a small added charge for postage.