I'm looking for a gut alternative (yes, I know - there will be several compromises) that I can use in the mains (either Cyber Flash 1.25 or Cyber 1.25 Power or WeissCANNON Silver 1.25 in the crosses). I plan to start stringing on my own and till I get comfortable, I don't want to waste nat.gut; hence this question. It has to be in a reel, has to be soft, has to hold tension reasonably well (as close to gut as it possible) should in 17 gauge (if not, I can live with 16 gauge) and should be easy to string for a newbie. Any suggestions? I DO WANT TO EMPHASIZE that I don't mean to start a flaming war here; just looking to get educated and seek some expert advice. Pls help. Thnx.