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Messing around with Woven nymphs

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I was reviewing Dynamic Nymphing in preparation for a day fishing with lv2nymph, and I came to the section where George Daniel gives a few examples of nymphs. I remember thinking that the woven Czech nymphs were really cool looking, but when I first read the book I hadn't started tying flies yet.

I found a video on youtube that demonstrates how to weave nymphs, and it was surprisingly simple! The thing I need to work on is how to keep the top and bottom of the nymph even.

I tied my flies with some uni yarn that I just happened to have on hand, but the pattern actually uses uniflex floss. I can see lots of possible variations on this pattern. I think eventually I'm going to try a scud pattern with a floss or yarn back, woven with clear mono over a dubbed body.

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This nymph was tied using chartreuse and brown ultra wire rather than uni-yarn.
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The large nymph in this picture is a size 6. The pattern in the book says that the fly should be tied from size 6 to 12! Size 6 seemed ridiculous to me, but I happened to have some size 6 scud hooks, so I tied one just for fun.
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Posted on: 2013/10/4 17:16


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Nice job Jeremy. That's funny, I've been doing the same thing. Make sure you bring them with you Sunday.

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Much easier to do with a felt-tip pen. Been doin' it since the 70's with caddis larva, stonefly nymphs, and mayfly nymphs.

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Yea, but then you don't get the cool shape.
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And it's fun...
Once you get it you can really fly with the weave.

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Much easier to do with a felt-tip pen. Been doin' it since the 70's with caddis larva, stonefly nymphs, and mayfly nymphs.




LOL..........+1

Posted on: 2013/10/5 5:50


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mind posting a link to the vid you watched on youtube.

Posted on: 2013/10/5 10:08


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Loren Williams has a really good tutorial for the shuttle weave on his website: Loren Williams Shuttle Weave tutorial. It's not a video, but good step-by-step pictures. That's how I learned. Once you get the rhythm you can bang out a bunch of these quite easily.

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don't worry about the size 6, I have caught some nice trout, and even some small ones on caddis larva flies that big. I think you'll be surprised at how well they work.

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Much easier to do with a felt-tip pen. Been doin' it since the 70's with caddis larva, stonefly nymphs, and mayfly nymphs.


Can't you just make 10 louder?


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But these go to 11

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Here is a woven glow in the dark luminous maximus caddis.

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mind posting a link to the vid you watched on youtube.



http://youtu.be/mcAGxUmyhLQ

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But these go to 11


Damn.....you beat me to it.

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The key to a good weave is a completely smooth and tapered underbody. If you don't build the body completely smooth, the weaves won't lay correctly It is just practice from there.

Posted on: 2013/10/6 6:56






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