Constructing the bodies of artificial fishing flies has historically always been a question of wrapping various materials around the hook shank. However, there is much more a fly tyer can do with body materials than merely wrapping them around the book shank. Probably the most dramatic alternative to the traditional method is "Weaving". 3 hr. 15 min.
WHAT OLIVER EDWARDS IS SAYING:
"Tying an artificial fly, casting it to a rising fish, then seeing that fish rise & take your artificial as confidently as a natural is arguably, the very essence of fly fishing. There's nothing quite like catching a fish on a fly that you have tied yourself. If you have not done this, you are missing one of the greatest thrills of fly fishing.
These programs are all about fly tying. Like all our previous Essential Skills programs, the techniques are shown simply, clearly and in great detail. Even a relative newcomer to fly tying can, with a little patience and perserverance master the advanced techniques. Just follow what I do step-by-step and it is easy. Even for the more accomplished fly tyer, there are some tricks of the trade that I am sure you not have tried before. Have great fun tying these and even more fun fishing them!"
1. Parallel or Shuttle Weave - Polish Woven Nymph
2. Pott Weave - Oliver Edwards Hoglouse (Sowbug in the USA)
3. Overhand or Knot Weave - Knotted Emerging Caddis
4. Half Hitch Weave - Woven Epoxy Perch Fry
5. Chequer Weave - Chequered Stonefly Nymph