Wire-Core Flagpole Halyard

SKU WireCoreHalyard
$0.94 to $1.31
30 – 499$0.94 - $1.31
500 – 999$0.70 - $1.07
1000 +$0.42 - $0.72
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Full Product Detail of Our Wire-Core Flagpole Halyards:


Our wire-core flagpole rope allows you to combine an outdoor flag with a flagpole for easy display and provides added protection against theft for your flag. The wire core halyard has a cable core, or wire core, that decreases the chances of halyard failure caused by abrasion or cutting.

  • Ideal for all-weather displays and added security
  • Constructed of sturdy polyester braided rope with 3/32" galvanized aircraft cable at the center
  • 3 color options: White, Brown and Black
  • 3 thickness options: 1/4" rope for 2" to 4" diameter flagpoles only, 5/16" rope for 5" to 9" diameter flagpoles only, 3/8" rope for 10" or larger diameter flagpoles only
  • Best Practice: Order halyard length that equals twice the height of the flagpole - 20' flagpole requires approx 40' of halyard
  • How to Order the correct Quantity: Qty 1 = 1ft of rope
  • The rope is custom-cut from a 500 ft. spool. Any length over 500 ft. will be a separate piece. Ex: Order 525 ft. of rope and receive one spool with 500 ft. and a separate section of 25 ft.
  • See below for more information


The wire-core flagpole rope can protect your flag from both the elements and thieves or vandals. The wire core is made of solid aircraft cable, which is tough to sever, preventing the flag display from being tampered with and the rope from being cut easily. The tensile strength of the wire-core flagpole halyard is about 2,100 lbs. The wire-core halyards are available with a diameter of 1/4", 5/16" and 3/8", and these ropes can be used on any external halyard flagpole. See the Q&A section below to learn more about our wire-core flagpole rope and details about halyard upkeep and usage.

When Should a Flagpole Halyard or Flagpole Rope Be Replaced?

Flagpole ropes are usually replaced at least once a year. They must be checked every time a flag is changed, and if signs of fraying are present on the wire-core flagpole rope, it must be switched out.

Which Type of Flagpole Rope Should be Used in Which Conditions?

Wire-Core Halyards are primarily used on flagpoles for added anti-theft protection. Featuring polyester braiding wrapped around a wire core, this rope will require bolt cutters to sever. Though a bit stiff and resistant to movement, we recommend wire-core halyards on isolated flagpoles where theft may be a concern. For added security, we also suggest a cleat cover box and channel to limit access from the ground level. We also supply standard polyester flagpole rope, which is commonly used as outdoor flagpole ropes.

How Thick Should the Flagpole Rope Be?

On average, flagpoles with a diameter measuring between 2"-4" need ¼" halyard. A flagpole measuring 5"-9" in diameter needs 5/16" halyard. Larger flagpoles require a 3/8" rope. The thickness of the flagpole rope is dictated by the base diameter of the flagpole the rope is being attached to. Dividing the base of the flagpole by 3.14 yields an approximate thickness ideal for use with the flagpole.

How Long Should the Flagpole Rope Be?

The flagpole rope must be twice the height of the flagpole being used. This allows for a freely hanging flag and a rope that is long enough to be easily fastened on a cleat. To select a length of rope, enter the length of the rope in the quantity field, i.e. for a 20' rope enter the number 20 in the quantity field.

**All halyard ropes are custom cut to length per order. This item is non-returnable.**

How Do You Change a Flagpole Rope While It is Still Attached to the Flagpole?

Simply cut the existing rope on the flagpole and tape the end of the new rope to the old rope. Make sure to attach both ropes flush against each other so they look like they are part of one rope and do not overlap. Pull the old rope so it pulls the connected new rope through the flag pole pulley, and while gently pulling the old rope off, you can install the new flagpole rope with ease. If your rope has already broken, you may need to contact a local company with a bucket truck to replace it.

Contact us and find out about our bulk 500' spool of flagpole rope available for sale. See all of our outdoor flagpole accessories to complete your entire flag display. The accessories are made of high-quality materials and include everything from a flagpole base cover to flagpole trucks and flagpole rope hooks. We also provide a large range of outdoor American flags that can be easily used with one of our flagpoles. Our range of outdoor flags is unmatched, and some of the largest collections are housed in the American Flags section, Military and Memorial Flags section as well as our high-quality Custom Flags category. For more about our products or for questions or concerns, please fill out our contact us form, and one of our Flag Pros will be in touch with you!

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