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Eastern European Woven Grub
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Pattern Eastern European Woven Grub
Eastern European Woven Grub
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Category Nymphs
Entered Fri, 18 Feb 2005
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Hook: TMC 2457 #8-18 Thread: 70 Denier Black or to compliment overbody Weight: Lead wire Body: Four Strand floss (Brown) woven with three strands of orange embroidery yarn Beard: Black Hen Saddle hackle Fibers Coating: Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails
Pattern Description
I originally did this pattern tutorial to show the technique for making the famous Polish Woven Nymph, but got a little confused as to exactly what weave was used for the originals. The weave I use here is called a Potts Weave, from Franz Potts, and can be applied to a bunch of different patterns to create a stripe on the belly of the fly. One of the most unique uses for this weave has to be the old Tucker Scud. Mike Tucker used his Liqui-Lace and ostrich herl in this weave to create one of the best looking scud patterns ever. Play with this technique a bit and you'll find a bunch of applications too. As for the Eastern Euro Woven Nymph, after further review, I discovered that this weave, as well as several others, have been used to tie this unusual pattern in the recent years. This pattern can imitate a caddis larvae, cranefly, scud or general grub with equal aplomb. Give this one a try, if merely to test your skills...