Woven Nymph Body Fly Patterns

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Re: Woven Nymph Body Fly Patterns

Post by hankaye » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:48 pm

Howdy All;

I know Knot ( :roll: ), of Mr. Grant nor the others discussed above.
I do know that most of the "Woven" types are using what are referred
to as Plaited Sennits (aka Macrame). Several books about tying several
differing varieties are available. The bestest of the batch is "Ashley's
Book of Knots" referred to as ABoK by a lot of Knot tyers (aka The knotter's
Bible). A good second (less costly as well), That can lead to a whole
'nutther hobby would be either "The Marlinespike Sailor" or it's companion,
"The Arts of the Sailor" by Hervey Garrett Smith.
The last 2 give much better (read as easier to follow), illustrations then
the first.

hank

PS. dd, Howdy, alas, I didn't find your elusive Knot in any of them :( .
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Re: Woven Nymph Body Fly Patterns

Post by letumgo » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:28 pm

What an interesting thread, and the patterns are really inspiring. I've only played around a little with woven body patterns. Seeing these flies, make me want to try these again.

Thanks for sharing the various posts. Good stuff!
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Re: Woven Nymph Body Fly Patterns

Post by daringduffer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:34 pm

hankaye wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:48 pm
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PS. dd, Howdy, alas, I didn't find your elusive Knot in any of them :( .

hank, you would probably knot find it in a Japanese book either...

dd
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Re: Woven Nymph Body Fly Patterns

Post by hankaye » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:21 pm

dd, Howdy;
daringduffer wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:34 pm
hank, you would probably knot find it in a Japanese book either...
:roll: , :lol: .

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Re: Woven Nymph Body Fly Patterns

Post by daringduffer » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:16 am

;)
hankaye wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:21 pm
dd, Howdy;
daringduffer wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:34 pm
hank, you would probably knot find it in a Japanese book either...
:roll: , :lol: .

hank
;)

dd
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Re: Woven Nymph Body Fly Patterns

Post by PhilA » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:10 pm

Theroe wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:41 pm
Phil - that is an excellent example of Mr. Grants work......I would really like to see a few more angled shots of that pattern, if you don mind..

Dana
Dana,
My apologies for leaving the impression that I took the photo of that George Grant woven nymph. I "collect" photos of classic flies tied by their originators when I encounter quality images on the Internet, mostly for historical purposes and as inspiration for my own tying. I should have referenced the source of that photo, which was http://redboatmarkchronicles.blogspot.c ... useum.html.

Despite owning a copy of Grant's book The Master Fly Weaver, I'll never come even close to his artistry. In fact, I've quite trying.

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Re: Woven Nymph Body Fly Patterns

Post by bearbutt » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:38 pm

Theroe wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:41 pm

Phil - that is an excellent example of Mr. Grants work......I would really like to see a few more angled shots of that pattern

Here's a different pattern but equally confounding--an Olive Creeper, from the topside and the bottomside.

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