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    So I have been on a weaving kick lately. Stoneflies mostly. Probably due to the first fly swap concluding end of Feb.

    I was wondering what everybody else uses for weaving thread..I've been down the embroidery floss road already, but found some of that fireline and mono looks buggy in the light.

    Lastly, anyone have any woven dry fly patterns worth a look at?

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    Interesting concept weaving for dries. Wish I had more to offer then you are a better person than I am for even doing it on nymphs.

    I am so lazy I stop using most tools including hackle pliers.

    Got time to post some pics of your Stones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmahay View Post
    So I have been on a weaving kick lately. Stoneflies mostly. Probably due to the first fly swap concluding end of Feb.

    I was wondering what everybody else uses for weaving thread..I've been down the embroidery floss road already, but found some of that fireline and mono looks buggy in the light.

    Lastly, anyone have any woven dry fly patterns worth a look at?
    I've been using the UTC Antron Yarn... It's a little too thick, so I just cut my piece to length, then pull it in half (or even in quarters), wax it, and weave away...

    What flies have you been weaving? I read an article about the vinyl-bodies Sandy Mite in American Angler and have been experimenting with it since.

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    Default Here is a woven stone

    This is what Ive been making. Sorry for the crappy pics.
    This is 30 lb Fireline and 30 lb green mono.
    I am finding the luster of the Floss to be to dull, where as the mono has a shiny luster.
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    I was thinking the woven body style may be really good for a dry fly due to silouette and bouyancy? Then again, I thought a tatoo was a good idea at the time!

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    Looks good...
    What technique are you using? I've been making one wrap with the rib, then tying a half hitch across and forward of the rip, but this looks better than what I'm doing...

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    What do you mean by "weaving thread"?

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    cube; Dont know the name of the weave, if it has one.
    Goes like this:
    tie in two different materials for weaving, one on each side of fly for flat appearance.(after underbody complete)

    Point your fly towards your chest.

    Bring bottom color material under shank to the same side as the top material.
    Bring top material under bottom material and wrap over top (over shank) to bottom material original position

    Wrap bottom material under shank to original position.
    Repeat, with special attention to constant tension

    Thanks for the sandy Mite information, google produced the article which had some insights for materials to be used. I was curious, however, how the waxed antron floats?

    LItoAK; I meant materials (thread or other) to be woven together. Trying to find something that is threadlike that floats well.

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    dmahay,
    Man, I'd be interested in seeing details on the body of those good looking stoneflies.
    Your solution - using fireline and mono woven together - is an interesting way of keeping the body from getting too thick - a prob I've had before too. Next time you shoot photos, maybe try augmenting the lighting? Adding more light sources on each side?
    Good post.

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    ive been using that tech for a couple years, lately ive been using ribbing material for my weaved bodies. great looking fly.
    -Tight Lines & head shakin

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    here is a couple pics of what they one look likes. this is a fly ive been invisioning but couldnt get it done until now.
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    -Tight Lines & head shakin

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    here is a bottom view.
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    -Tight Lines & head shakin

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    Quote Originally Posted by 900fusion View Post
    here is a couple pics of what they one look likes. this is a fly ive been invisioning but couldnt get it done until now.
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    I think it's gonna be deadly on Steelhead this year...

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    i hope! be sure to post pics with it in a big fatty steelers mouth.
    -Tight Lines & head shakin

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    Alright 900, that looks great...what is the material you have woven with? And, of course, what the heck is the name of this creature?

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    its VINYL RIB in black and amber, as for a name i havent figured one out yet for it. i thought about just naming it..... Hendrick Stone.
    -Tight Lines & head shakin

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