How to tie a Woven Floss Caddis Pupae

In this week’s episode of Tying Tuesdays, watch as Brady ties the Woven Floss Caddis Pupae

“I know people are going to see this pattern and wonder, “Is this really necessary?” and no, to be honest, the fish probably don’t care if you take the time to weave a body or if you wrap it with wire to create segmentation. However, I will say that this process creates one buggy-looking pattern that your friends will be impressed with. Weaving materials help create a fly that is two-toned with a segmented exoskeleton look. There are a variety of bugs out there that utilize this technique from the Bitch Creek to the Woven Polish Nymph. I have even seen Woven Dragonfly Nymphs. It may seem like a pain but after a little practice, you can master this technique and create some truly unique elegant flies.”

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  1. Very nice! I believe what you are doing to create that perfect abdomen is called a Potts Weave – where each segment is basically a knot. I like tying my Polish Woven Nymphs using a technique called a Shuttle Weave where you never let go of the floss with either hand. It basically twists the floss all the way up from tail to bead. Either way, they turn out great and, like you mentioned, the color combinations are almost limitless.

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