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  1. #1
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    Default Colour Shift or Holographic Spider

    This is a nice little tie that beginners will find quite easy to master.

    I have noticed that dressings are described for right handed tyers in the main, for you "lefties" I apologise as I am also a right handed tyer but if you saw the Discovery program about twins you will know that you are special!

    On with the tie.

    Materials:-

    Hook - Kamasan B110 Grubber size 10 or 12
    Thread - Danville Monocord red
    Wrap - UFL Pearl Mylar 2.5mm
    Hackle - Dark Brown Cock

    Thread up your hook to just passed the point with touching turns - you can layer the thread if you want to increase the body thickness



    Cut the end of the mylar to a fine point (not too clear here) and tie into the rear covering the tip with thread



    You can see the effect of the mylar here quite clearly as it "rainbows" colour



    I have tried to show the colour shift here but not as good as I hoped




    Tie in your hackle and choose how dressed or sparse you want the head to be by varying the number of turns. "Less is More" is the rule but I wanted to show it a bit 'dressy' here. Whip finish a neat head and coat with the ubiquitous SHHAN!




    These pictures try to show the colour variation that you can get from this method. Varying the thread colour and mylar type will give you an endless variety of colour shifts in the spider.





    The finished fly really does give colour shifts and using it in varying depths can make it effective.
    Roddy

    "Sod it! I am going out to sink a klink!" Hidden Content

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    What are those hooks like to hook a fish with on spiders?
    When I fish my spiders I get fast takes because I fish them either upstream pulling them down faster than the current, or downstream where I would be twitching them to get the fibres pulsating. With grubber hooks I thought the better takes are meant to happen when fished static, as the fish takes them into the mouth then the strike and shape of the hook sets it into the jaw or scissors.

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    I used these to get a curve into the body shape, normally my spiders are on standard hooks but if we don't experiment, we will never know! They seem to have no problem in hooking even when twitched, I sometimes let them drift almost static on the surface when trout are heading and tailing and the take can be quite fierce. It is just that the curve imparts a bit of 'live' looking to the fly
    Roddy

    "Sod it! I am going out to sink a klink!" Hidden Content

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