|Flag pole halyard consists of either nylon rope or stainless
steel cable depending on the type of halyard system used.
external halyard applications we recommend solid braided nylon rope.
1/4" for residential flag poles up to 30' flying up to a 6 x 10'
flag, 5/16" for Commercial flag poles up to 45' flying up to
an 8' x 12' flag and 3/8" for all flag pole 50' and over. The
required length is twice the exposed height.
For internal halyard applications we recommend 5/16" solid
braided nylon for cam cleat and v-cleat systems and 1/8" stainless
steel cable for winch type systems. The required length is double
the exposed height plus 10' to be safe. 3/16" cable is used
primarily for flag arrangements only and should not be used as the
halyard on most winch type flag poles.
Wire core halyard is difficult to work with and while it has been
used for flag poles with success, we don't recommend it under normal