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Fly Braid

Shilton set out to create the perfect braided fly backing, one that matches the Shilton ethos of great robust quality at a reasonable price. It’s made with 9-strands of extremely thin Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene so that its extremely tough when coming into contact with structure and not too thick so that it creates too much line drag in the water. It is thinner than Dacron to allow larger backing capacities but not so thin that it’s dangerous to touch when under tension. It has a superior life span because the Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene does not rot. Fly-Braid comes in a great rage of colours to match our reels and in a variety of breaking strains that suite all types of fly fishing. It comes in 30lb, 50lb and 80lb and in 300 and 3000 metre rolls for shops that want to load clients’ reels. The 30lb is available in olive, yellow and red, while the 50lb and 80lb come in green, yellow, blue, orange and red. 

What is the benefit of using Shilton Fly Braid rather than Dacron

  • Fly-Braid is substantially thinner than Dacron which allows less line drag through the water.
  • The thinner diameter means that more backing can be loaded onto a reel (larger line capacity)
  • Fly-Braid has a lower diameter with a higher breaking strain than Dacron
  • Fly-Braid is more robust when it comes in contact with rocks or coral as it’s made from 9 strands of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
  • Fly Braid doesn’t rot like Dacron

30LBS FLY BRAID 300 METERS

$28,80

50LBS FLY BRAID 300 METERS

$28,80

80LBS FLY BRAID 300 METERS

$28,80

30LBS FLY BRAID 3000 METERS

$273,58

50LBS FLY BRAID 3000 METERS

$273,58

80LBS FLY BRAID 3000 METERS

$273,58