Thank you to Ugly Coyote for sending me two spools Brownell monofilament serving string.
I use monofilament on more than a few of my bows and I really like the way it looks and feels. Until now, all my monofilament has come straight from the shelves of a department store fishing department. This will be my first time using archery specific material.
I haven't had a chance to serve up a new string, using the Brownell material, but I'm sure to be impressed.
Here's an example of Trilene fishing line used as serving. It's the slightly green tinted stuff.
Thanks you Ugly Coyote!
Braided fishing line may work. It does not stretch and may be more durable than fishing line. I used the nylon fishing line some in the 1960's on my Hoyt target bows, but not on hunting bows. Ultimately went back to the standard serving.
Jim, your mention of using fishing line for serving reminds of of a FB post where some folks are using fishing line to make the whole string. For serving, OK, but I wouldn’t use it for the string itself. Just doesn’t sound right
Those squeeze on metal horseshoe nocking points are kinda hard on the mono. I've only made a few and they held up fine but wouldn't shoot or hunt further away than the backyard without a broke in spare! :)
The only downside I see to monofiliment is that it breaks easily, not as durable as some other materials. If you don’t mind that aspect, it works fine.
Many years ago I bought a beautiful longbow from Leo Markert, and I remember, Leo made an endless loop string with monofilament as the serving.
Kudus to @Ugly Coyote
You are very welcome!
I used the monofilament a few times many years ago, but prefer the Brownell nylon serving thread. At least now the monofilament will get used.