Weaving Technique (Tutorial and Fly by Bill Shuck)

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Weaving Technique (Tutorial and Fly by Bill Shuck)

Post by letumgo » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:18 pm

I asked Bill Shuck about his woven fly technique and he kindly sent me a drawing illustrating the technique, along with one of his flies, showing what the finished fly should look like. Check these out (click on the images to see them in greater detail).

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Thank you Bill. I wanted to share these on the forum, so that everyone can benefit from the tutorial. When time allows, I will try my hand at this technique and share the results (good or bad). I would love to see others on the forum to do the same, and post the result to this thread. It could be a nice interactive effort.

Stay tuned.

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Re: Weaving Technique (Tutorial and Fly by Bill Shuck)

Post by hankaye » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:37 pm

Ray & tie2fish;

Wow ... thanks for the group effort to explain this.

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Re: Weaving Technique (Tutorial and Fly by Bill Shuck)

Post by Mataura mayfly » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:49 pm

Great piece of information, very neat and easily followed drawings.

I sat in Lawrence Finney's tying room as he demonstrated wire weave bodies for me. His hands moved like one of those Japanese chefs at a grill! :D I didn't really pick it up from there, but it was way cool to watch. Still have the fly and it is neat as a nine-pence.
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Re: Weaving Technique (Tutorial and Fly by Bill Shuck)

Post by Kelly L. » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:35 am

That fly is supreme quality. LOVELY.
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Re: Weaving Technique (Tutorial and Fly by Bill Shuck)

Post by William Anderson » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:23 am

Bill, this is a very cool post. That diagram is very clear and the fly is awesome. It's a very nice mottled effect. I can't imagine having the patience to do this but I guess like anything else with a little practice it could be a quick process. I have a couple of your nymphs with this abdomen, and to look at them it seems like a tough method to understand. You make everything look easy.

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Re: Weaving Technique (Tutorial and Fly by Bill Shuck)

Post by letumgo » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:41 am

This is another post which had gotten buried in the "Fishing Cabin" section of the forum. I've gone back thru all 96 pages of the Fishing Cabin and moved various SBD/tutorials over here. It's nice to have all of these great teachings in one place.

It is nice to see these posts again.
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Re: Weaving Technique (Tutorial and Fly by Bill Shuck)

Post by Old Hat » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:19 pm

Lots of good work Ray. We appreciate it emensly.
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