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FlybyknightNovember 25th, 2007, 3:47 pm
Milton, DE

Posts: 82
But which weave?
Both the "Crisscross" and the "Mossback" (according to pics in Leeson & Schollmeyer) look to me anyway as being good candidates, but before I climb that mountain, was wondering if anyone here has a strong recommendation.

This reminds me of the time I met this guy who was good at weaving flies, so I tried to butter him up to give me a few. I did that by bringing him to a private spot where I had access. I put him on fish. He caught fish. He never said thanks, and I never got a fly. Oh well, hope springs eternal.
signed
friend of the friendless,
champion of the underdog.
Cheers,
Dick
Lightly on the dimpling eddy fling;
the hypocritic fly's unruffled wing.
Thomas Scott
LittleJNovember 26th, 2007, 5:27 pm
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
Tiger weave with the light color on the bottom would be the closest I know of. I'm not sure what the mossback and criss cross are, although i'm sure the same weave prob. has about 10 names depending on where you live.
Jeff
FlybyknightNovember 27th, 2007, 4:34 pm
Milton, DE

Posts: 82
Hi Jeff,
Yes I like it. Google came up with "Tiger Creek Bitch Creek Nymph" which to me looks closest to what we're looking for than anything in L & S.
Thanks for the lead.
Dick
Lightly on the dimpling eddy fling;
the hypocritic fly's unruffled wing.
Thomas Scott
JOHNWNovember 28th, 2007, 5:07 am
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
I love woven flies but I think this guy would be a better candidate for wrapping the abdomen with a natural colored Latex strip like Nymph Skin and then using sharpies or prismacolor markers to provide shading relief with the ribbing. This is a technique introduced to me by Steve Thornton out of the UK ( this is the same guy who had his flies confiscated at customs coming into the Sommerset show one year because the customs agents thought they were real bugs).

This is his site www.virtual-nymph.com I think the technique for the Ammonite nymph would be just the trick.
JW
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
MartinlfNovember 28th, 2007, 8:40 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2880
Or take a look at Lloyd Gonzales' (Gonzo's) Stoneflies in his book

http://www.amazon.com/Fly-Fishing-Pressured-Water-Tactics-Todays/dp/0811732207
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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