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    Default starting out on spiders

    whats your favourite spider variant to tie with modern materials based on ease of obtaining the required subs if used?
    Last edited by doobrysnatcher; 10-12-2019 at 02:00 AM.
    how he may read upon the varying skies,from thence to judge the order of his flies,
    how he may place them on his trailing link,know which should float,or which should partly sink

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    Default Re: starting out on spiders

    Just do a search on the web.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobmiddlepoint View Post
    Just do a search on the web.
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    I tie a partridge and yellow with flouresent yellow floss (canít recall the number off hand), give it a stretched pearl Mylar rib (and obviously the partridge, so not fully modern wrt your OP). The floss starts to fray slightly after many fish and glows even more. Itís my best wet by far early season on my river (wild limestone river) that runs with a bit of colour early on, outfishing the original waxed primrose version.
    Iíve tried the same flouresent subs with the Snipe and Purple and Partridge and Orange, but not to the same effect.

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    Default Re: starting out on spiders

    Try tying this one doobry .starting out on spiders-7c26f9d0-df0d-484b-904c-6d9168cf248c-jpg
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    ill probrally be flogged for repeating this but
    its interesting how he says the" modern "way of tying ncs is short bodied sparsely dubbed and lightly hackled
    which after doing some research he says ncs were traditionally dressed with heavier dressed and longer hackles and were heavier bodied flys he also says pearsalls silk in reality theres no historical basis for using pearsalls silk only in 1916 does pearsalls get mentioned by edmunds and lee he even uses a substitute thread when tying ncsand that 2 turns of hackle is nonsence and puts it down to skues
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    how he may read upon the varying skies,from thence to judge the order of his flies,
    how he may place them on his trailing link,know which should float,or which should partly sink

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    Default Re: starting out on spiders

    Nothing wrong with med/long shank and minimal dressing.starting out on spiders-spiders-jpg

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    Default Re: starting out on spiders

    Quote Originally Posted by dave b View Post
    Nothing wrong with med/long shank and minimal dressing.starting out on spiders-spiders-jpg
    lovely spiders there
    mine below are over dressed by your standards
    starting out on spiders-gws1-jpg
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    how he may read upon the varying skies,from thence to judge the order of his flies,
    how he may place them on his trailing link,know which should float,or which should partly sink

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    Default Re: starting out on spiders

    They will all catch, the most important thing other than presentation and fishing the fly at the right time, is the anglers belief and confidence that it will work.

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