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Shawnny3October 8th, 2010, 6:20 pm
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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Interesting stuff, guys. I am actually making an artistic fly right now in which I'm using various woven techniques. Cool to see how others are using weaving in flytying. I think it is a technique grossly underused. It is not hard to do with a little practice and can do a lot more than make stonefly bodies. I for one certainly intend to incorporate more weaving into my artistic flies at the least.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
AndresTOctober 14th, 2010, 1:12 am
Vigo-Spain

Posts: 25
Gradually, we are now having more presence on Internet. This competition is a novelty in itself because it uses this medium to its conclusion. We dedicate this article to all those who have spent time in front of their computers helping to spread the competition. As you know, one of the objectives of this competition is to popularize realistic fly tying among fly tyers around the world. Those who know me realize that for me, realistic fly tying is already a passion, and I enjoy every time I see more people sharing it with me. To thank everyone who gave us a place in your "space", we have also decided to enclose your blogs, forums and webs in http://www.andrestouceda.com/EN/Contest-2011/publi. I inform you that we have been visited from 31 countries in just 8 days. From here we send a big hug to everyone. We hope you go on with your contribution. At the same time, we encourage fly tyers to submit your creations. My best Regards.

AndrésT.
AndresTOctober 15th, 2010, 11:17 am
Vigo-Spain

Posts: 25
Hello all.

Information for those interested in the contest and also would like to know what AEMS is.

Contest news: http://www.andrestouceda.com/EN/Contest-2011/news

Thank you, AndrésT.
AndresTOctober 25th, 2010, 9:04 am
Vigo-Spain

Posts: 25
Hello all.

News about the contest:
http://www.andrestouceda.com/EN/Contest-2011/news

Cheers, AndresT.
AndresTOctober 26th, 2010, 9:35 am
Vigo-Spain

Posts: 25
Hello all,
new judge for the Contest:
http://www.andrestouceda.com/EN/Contest-2011/news
AndresT.
AndresTDecember 27th, 2010, 3:56 pm
Vigo-Spain

Posts: 25
Hello all,

Some info about one of our judges, Robert H. Boyle

http://www.andrestouceda.com/EN/Contest-2011/news

Andrés T.
AndresTFebruary 16th, 2011, 2:49 am
Vigo-Spain

Posts: 25
Hello all.

We have received twelve entries for this first International Realistic Fishing Flies Contest. You can watch here a picture of every fly. A complete albun has been sent to judges so they can evaluate tyers work. After giving the list of winners this complete albun will be published here. Thank you to everybody and expecially to participants, judges and those who helped us to promote this contest.

http://www.andrestouceda.com/EN/Contest-2011/news
OldredbarnFebruary 16th, 2011, 10:01 am
Novi, MI

Posts: 2591
Interesting stuff, guys. I am actually making an artistic fly right now in which I'm using various woven techniques. Cool to see how others are using weaving in flytying. I think it is a technique grossly underused. It is not hard to do with a little practice and can do a lot more than make stonefly bodies. I for one certainly intend to incorporate more weaving into my artistic flies at the least.

-Shawn


Shawn,

Last Monday evening, in my winter tying group, we did some weave patterns. I haven't done enough pratice yet to have my bugs look perfect, but I do see the use of this technique.

We tied a couple stone fly patterns and I love the look of the abdomen after it's been tied using the weaving style. Its nice to be able to tie one material (light in color) for the bottom of the bug and another (darker) for the top of the nymph.

I will probably only go so far in my tying paying attention to realism for its own sake...I'm an impressionistic guy, but its nice to incorporate different styles when it seems to fit the bill. I'll have to leave the final judgement to my salmonid friends as to whether they would of hit a simple Brooks Stone version or if they really dug one with a weaved abdomen...:)

The use of material for weaving is quite brood. I've used embroidery thread and different types of chenilles (micro works nicely) and the guy tying last Monday night, who introduced the technique to us, likes "Button & Carpet" thread that he picked up at JoAnn Fabric. It comes in a ton of colors.

In the "Benchside Tying Reference" there is a nice introduction to the technique and they show a couple different ways of doing it. They talk about how the style originated out west (Montana I think) and was a popular style in the 20's & 30's out there before it kind of faded out of use. The Euro guys are bringing it back I guess.

Loren Williams has a nice step-by-step tutorial on a weaving style that's out there on his site as well...

The sky is really the limit but I have my own personal litmus test as to "practical" fishing flies, and the ridiculous...I admit its subjective except when I speak with Herr von Braun and his other brown trout cousins up on the mighty Au Sable...I guess I understand Serrault but Jackson Pollack...Not so much...:)

Spence



"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

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Flatstick96February 16th, 2011, 3:37 pm
Posts: 127
Shawnny tied up some cool woven stones a couple of years ago; he used to have them on his site, but no longer. Maybe he'll post them here...
AndresTFebruary 17th, 2011, 1:35 am
Vigo-Spain

Posts: 25
I have uploaded photographs in my web page (more space for loading photos). http://www.andrestouceda.com/EN/articulos

After publishing winners and before the auction, I will publish macros used by judges to evaluate the flies.

Spence, perhaps you find the following reference interesting to tye flies: "KUMIHIMO,Japanese Silk Braiding Techniques", Catherine Martin.

Andrés.
AndresTFebruary 20th, 2011, 11:48 am
Vigo-Spain

Posts: 25
Hello all,

some more pics...

http://www.andrestouceda.com/EN/articulos
Shawnny3February 20th, 2011, 5:38 pm
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Beautiful flies, Andres. It would be tough to be a judge. I have a few favorites, but they all have a lot of really nice things going on.

The stone I made wasn't terribly creative - mostly techniques stolen from others. It did turn out well, though, which is something I can't say for previous realistic stone attempts I've made, so I was proud of the fly. I did use a woven wire technique I'd never seen anyone use before that I thought was pretty cool. Now that Jason's Hacklehead site is down, there aren't any more pics of it on the web that I know of.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
AndresTMarch 1st, 2011, 4:43 pm
Vigo-Spain

Posts: 25
Hello all,

here you can find the final scoring:

http://www.andrestouceda.com/EN/Contest-2011/rank
AndresTMarch 10th, 2011, 10:17 am
Vigo-Spain

Posts: 25
Hi everyone,

Flies auction has already begun. In addition to the contestants flies, we have a Lucanus cervus wood carved, donated by Joaquín López and two realistic flies tied on a hook, donated by Marcos Prado (contest winner).

Remember that the money raised from auctions will be donated in full to AEMS ríos con vida.

Link: http://www.andrestouceda.com/

Andrés.
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