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Not sure I oughta post this maybe in the beginners section.   

Back in the 60’s in Wiesbaden, Gr.  I bought a Orvis Hellgramite at the American Rod-Gun Club and cut it apart to figure out how to weave the body.  Been awhile and ain’t got the right stuff but gave it a try.  Weave the black tubing or mono with the floss giving a shell like back and segmented underside.  To stiff to get nice body look.  There’s some fellas on here can do it heck of a lots better😏.  Sorry for substandard stuff.

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As they say, "Ugly flies catch fish, too."   Just call 'em "Three-Mile-Island-grammites."  

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I've watched the videos.  Had hooks in the vise, ready to try weaving.  Then decided against it.   

Keep up the practicing, sir, and I'm sure they'll look like you want, in no time!

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They taught us how to weave a stone fly pattern in fly tying class I took years ago.  I think I did alright but it was too much work.  I don't remember it we used floss or thread for it.   You might try doing one with heavy thread till you get the motions down.  I equate to doing a decorative wrap on rod.  I agree with Bruce those will catch fish.  Most hellgramite patterns are ugly anyway.  If you ever find a live one.  Don't pick it up.  They bite.  I just reread your post.  Don't mix materials, denduke,  either use all tubing or all floss.

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find a copy of The Master Weaver by George Grant covers many different fly body weaving techniques good book for instruction.

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Al & Gretchen Beatty have a book out on Weaving. Also several methods in the Flytyers Benchside Reference.

 

Rick 

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Hey call the first attempts the Twerking Hellgrammite!  My style of fly tying is to watch the fish laughing at my flies and try to hook em at their weakest moment and I've been practicing for almost 50 years!  I once hosted a swap called a Techniques Swap and woven bodies were one of the choices.  You'll get it.  Do try with good materials and your more than half way there - it does help.

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