Salt water spiders
The least dressed fly of all. The classic spider fly has to be one of the least dressed flies of all times. A slender body and a thin hackle - and that's it.
The least dressed fly of all
The classic spider fly has to be one of the least dressed flies of all times. A slender body and a thin hackle - and that's it.
It works in a stream so why shouldn't it work in the sea? My own fly The Umbrella is not that far from a spider, and that works. Even in very large sizes the spider has to be a dream to cast - light in all ways - and yet the soft hackle will have all the life you can want.
The appearence of this fly relies heavily on a nice, smooth tinsel body.
|Hook||Size 2 Kamasan B840|
|Body||Flat silver or gold tinsel|
|Rib||Oval silver or gold tinsel|
|Hackle||Sparse front hackle from soft black hen|
|Head||Small from dubbing thread|
Lightly dressed spider on a size 2 hook. Body is Super Floss, hackle is hen
Heavily dressed spider. 2 layers of super floss forms the body that is ribbed with silver tinsel. The hackle is one grizzly and one black hen feather.