after reading your article it reminded me of the first woven patter I tried, the tussle bug, caught several SM's and one of the largest crappies, on a fly, in one local waters I fish allot. Woven flies are a great once you learn the weaving techniques. I find the the granny knot or shuttle weaves to be the best for me.
Thanks for the great story enjoyed it.
"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of that which is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope" -John Buchan