little winged spider for summer

doobrysnatcher

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size 14 red spinner for those hot summer eves on the river
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Nice neat flies!
thanks 4wings theres still plenty room for improvement but i think i am progressing , most of the spiders i posted in the last few weeks ive never seen in real life and some ive never even seen a picture ,so now mostly im winging it excuse pun
 

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Add this one to your collection Doobry.
This fly is just brilliant when the river is fining down after a flood - when it has that brownish/copper tinge colour to the water. Works all year round .Smaller sizes as the year progresses.

Body - Glowbrite #7 Floss
Rib - Gold Wire
Hackle- Black Hen
 

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Add this one to your collection Doobry.
This fly is just brilliant when the river is fining down after a flood - when it has that brownish/copper tinge colour to the water. Works all year round .Smaller sizes as the year progresses.

Body - Glowbrite #7 Floss
Rib - Gold Wire
Hackle- Black Hen

thanks heres one i did
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and 1 i knocked out un tested
the 2 tone partridge
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baca157

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according yo malcolm greenhalgh book / phamplet spider guide its a winged spider
My apologies. Didn’t know that.

Out of curiosity, what makes it a winged spider rather than a wet fly? I always thought that what makes spider a spider is the lack of wing.

Another lesson learned

Cheers,
Sebastian
 

doobrysnatcher

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i hear what your saying, when i read it i was suprised also, but as he says its a winged spider ,its a winged spider ,:unsure:
 

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Thanks so much iain. Spiders were always a bit of a mystery to me. Was it imitative or just the movement that made them so successfully? The penny finally dropped when I saw the cripple "posed" like that.
 

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Thanks so much iain. Spiders were always a bit of a mystery to me. Was it imitative or just the movement that made them so successfully? The penny finally dropped when I saw the cripple "posed" like that.

You’re very welcome and glad it helped. Form what I can understand spiders were originally fished upstream too rather than the across and down more typically used today.
 

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You’re very welcome and glad it helped. Form what I can understand spiders were originally fished upstream too rather than the across and down more typically used today.
They most certainly were and that's how they're best fished when fish are rising on freestone rivers - or into pocket water. Oliver Edwards shows this beautifully in his video series. They still are..
 

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You’re very welcome and glad it helped. Form what I can understand spiders were originally fished upstream too rather than the across and down more typically used today.

Certainly in the dales rivers it’s the traditional method and making a bit of a comeback now, due in part at least to the likes of Oliver Edwards, Lawrence Catlow and others.

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